Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
( So, let's all be nice to the environment and give thanks to mother Earth :)
Credit to Band of Horses for their epic song 'The Funeral.' You can find out more about the band and their music at www.bandofhorses.com or www.myspace.com/bandofhorses
This is just amazingly crazy!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
So it is said, "Don't judge a book by its cover." Indeed a true testimony on the recent British reality show, Britain's Got Talent, where a 47 year old scottish villager Susan Boyle, walked up the stage in front of a sceptic audience and critics. People were all against her and kept laughing, eager to see a comedy in progress. The moment she opened her mouth, the rest was history as the crowd gave her a standing ovation and Piers, Amanda and Simon gave her three guaranteed "YES". Lovely! Check out her performance here.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
It is indeed sad how far a desparate Creative Director would go for fame, money and a whole lot of egos?!
This one goes out to all you creative heads out there, created by the author of SCAMP blog, as he quote "The goal was to give Clients, Planners and Agency managers some tips on how to get more out of Creatives, by means of an analogy that I hoped would help them understand us better, and would suggest some different behaviours in how they deal with us.
The analogy is that Creatives are a bit like children - both in the positives (curious, imaginative, playful) and the occasional challenges (sulky, fussy etc)".
Pretty cool, (for me though).
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
The latest of the smart phones, the Curve 8900 series, which I got myself today!
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What a Baby!! Woo hoo!
Snow in the middle east? There is now, and in Kuwait! A couple of days ago, sometime around 3ish in the afternoon, a storm hits Kuwait, but it's not the ordinary dust storm, it's something different, none that has seen for some time... Snow! Yeah, it is... Snow!
FP7 Doha has been stripped of its agency of the year title and seven awards following an investigation by the Dubai Lynx.
The awards withdrawn are two golds, four silvers and a bronze for ‘clients’ Samsung, Higeen Mouthwash and Nissan.
The decision to withdraw so many awards was taken after the investigation revealed that numerous examples of work from the agency did not meet the entry criteria of the Dubai Lynx. Ten shortlisted pieces of work in the print and outdoor section have also been disqualified.
Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions, organisers of the Lynx, said: “Even before the awards night, we had withdrawn a number of pieces of work from the competition but subsequently our investigation has found other pieces that were presented to the jury that infringed our requirement that all work presented must represent the client who approved it. Our rules are very clear with regards to this, and we have no hesitation in withdrawing these awards. ”
He added: “The Dubai Lynx awards exist to celebrate and raise the creative bar of genuine work of the region. Activities like this show a disregard not only for the awards but more importantly for the juries who work so hard judging the event. Due to the scale of withdrawals we feel it inappropriate to honour FP7 Doha as Agency of the Year and so will be withdrawing the prize. I hope that this swift action makes clear our determination to build an award with true integrity for the region.”
The agency of the year title will not go to second placed FP7 Dubai and will not be awarded to any other agency.
The investigation, which began last week, followed the publication of a damning entry on bloganubis, in which the legitimacy of FP7 Doha’s work for Higeen Mouthwash, Samsung and Nissan was questioned. The awards withdrawn are the ‘ink’, ‘oil’, and ‘mud’ print gold for Samsung; the ‘car’, ‘cook’, and ‘rocket’ TV/cinema gold for Samsung; the print ‘nuns’ and ‘Students’ print silver for Samsung; the ‘flying bird’, ‘man digging’, and ‘running horse’ print silver for Samsung; the ‘cow’, ’sheep’, and ‘pig’ print silver and outdoor silver for Higeen; and the ‘Jackson 7 TV bronze for Nissan.
Lance de Masi, president of the UAE chapter of the IAA, which holds the Lynx awards in association with Cannes Lions, said: “In taking such swift action the Lynx organisers have demonstrated their understanding that in order to fulfill the purpose of incentivizing and rewarding creative excellence in the region, Lynx must safeguard compliance with the stated conditions of eligibility. To do otherwise would be to undermine credibility.”
The issue had been complicated by a religious row that erupted in Lebanon following the publication of the ‘nuns’ ad in a Lebanese newspaper last week.