I admit I had to look up what the new D&AD Pencil names meant. Wood, Graphite, Yellow, White, Black, etc. Graphite equals a Silver, and it gets a video from the jury chair explaining why it's a winner. Eike Koenig does a wonderful job of talking about the Amnesty International Freedom Candles that I was lucky enough work on. Well done to O&M London and everyone who touched them. Watch the video here.
A couple of nights ago Ogilvy London picked up 3 silvers and the Paul Arden Award at the Campaign BIG Awards. The team did a super job and deserved their walk on stage. The Arden Award was especially nice since it's for Innovation in Advertising. Something the Dove Ad Makeover certainly tried to do.
The Dove Ad Makeover collected 2 Silvers and a Bronze in Cannes last week. Two of the prizes came in Cyber which was a happy return to that category for myself. It takes a village to make these projects happen, and you won't find a nicer, better-looking or smarter village anywhere in the world. I look forward to seeing what happens as the Ad Makeover rolls out around the world during this year.
It's remarkaby pleasant to find out that a project I spent two years on is still going strong a year later. The Hellmann's Eat Real (see the earlier work here) campaign picked up two Gold Cassies, for Best Integrated and Sustained Growth, on the 24th of January in Toronto. The campaign also picked up the big prize of the night winning Grand Prix for Ogilvy Toronto. Congratulations to everyone.