Monday, February 13, 2006


Despite the CB Blog overtaking the mighty Adverblog from Italy on the final day of voting on Friday (CB Blog: 485 votes. Adverblog: 454 votes), competition organiser Dabitch, based in Sweden, has since declared Adverblog the winner after checking all votes received looking for multiple votes from the same IP#. She has knocked a whopping 74 votes off the naughty Aussies, as opposed to only 8 off the angelic Italians to declare 446 votes for Adverblog and 411 for the CB Blog. It seems some overzealous CB Blog fans are nerds who managed to record multiple votes using different browsers and playing with their Cookies.

Although there is a flaw in the voting system that cost us dearly: Most ad agencies complained to CB that once one person at the agency voted, others could not, so we lost out on untold number of votes from individual creatives and TV producers etc within those agencies. If we can only get one vote from a large agency for instance (and there are a least 20 creatives there wanting to vote for us) that is unfair to the CB Blog. According to our reckoning, at least 30 agencies with an average 20 creatives (600 people!) were barred from voting because of this problem.

In future hopefully the judging system allows for this. The CB Blog has over 2000 registered - most of whom are creatives in large agencies throughout Australia, NZ and some in Asia - and most not allowed to vote despite their intention to vote.

But because Aussies are good sports, we have to accept the decision of the umpire - even though she seems rather friendly with Adverblog's Martina - and should be darned chuffed that we got Silver, officially the world's #2 "International Ad Commentary outside the United States". Miles ahead of #3 placed Blogfonk from the Netherlands (94 votes), Commercial Break from India (68 votes) and Austria's Ad++ (30 votes).

Dabitch was nice enough to add that Campaign Brief is "a great mag by the way". Must get a badge made up for the blog advertising our #2 status.

Australia did win one category however: Bannerblog blitzed the "Best Online/Interactive Blog", garnering 187 votes (after 14 were knocked off) compaed to second placed Netzkobold with 83 votes.

Thanks to everyone who helped us achieve what looked like the impossible at the start of the competition. It proves the CB Blog is here to stay and has a place in the world.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youare Ossie blog is stupid. I chate you. I am Italiano and we are the best. We will win, hand you will loser.

- Antonio Grimaldi

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'hand you will loser'

You sure you're not afghani?


4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You be quite now damo. I will hit youare ass.
Italiano #1.

- Antonio Grimaldi

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Antonio: YOU ARE A STUPIDO!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, all of us over in Roma here of this Lynchy character??? Who is this man???????

- Antonio Grimaldi

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys and gals

This blog was actually interesting until all this voting crap. Stop self promoting - it makes you look tired and like wannabes - yes you have a good blog, dont ruin it.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


it's a better blog - simple as that mate.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"like wannabes"

That's plain rude Lynchy. If there is one thing most bloggers on this site would be experts in , it's what a "wannabe (sic) is.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm actually quite enjoying all this banter.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is more rigged than AWARD

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Italia will win out hand down.

We make good ad indeed. My brother make famous ad for pasta company with little dog.

Little dog has tomato all over mouth because sauce soooo tasty.

Very funny. Everybody laugh in my village.

Italia is great city.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on guys, let's rally up, get another browser and vote again. Lynchy needs us. If it wasn't for him, none of our scam ads would have seen the light on CB shiny pages. He's been there for us, it's time to repay him!!!

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I've voted my brains out.

I've got my wife to vote, her mates, I've used macs and pcs, different browsers.

I can't even remember why the fuck I'm doing it now.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a cool trick for young punters, go to preferences, delete all cookies, enter again, delete cookie, enter again, so and so forth till CB is TS.

Lynchy, you owe me a DPS.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't ruin all your cookies -

In safari - Go "preferences" - then "security" then "show cookies" then remove the cookie " - question 4"

Then vote as many times as you like. This will make is as fair as an American election!

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ehi, this blog is terrible!
I vote for Adverblog!

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Didnt know you aussies were such racists. Extremely childish behavior here. Sucks, because your advertising is good.

1:04 AM  
Blogger Dabitch said...

Delete cookies all you want fools, one ip# only gets to vote once anyway.

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaawww Shit! Dabitch is in da house.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry people. I'm not a Brit. And I think Italian blog's better.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sucked in dickheads.

just like the magazine and the work it features, your voting is nothing more than a scam.

Go make some decent fuckin ads.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did that this morning, now what?

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good advertising in Oz? Where? Where!?

And all this self promoting shit...

It sucks.

Can I have my vote back, please.

I want to vote for someone else.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloody Italians.

They get the winter olympics, now this.

Maybe they'll get bird flu or something to even things out a bit.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like so many of the creatives that feature in it's pages, campaign brief has well and truly shown its colours as one big scam.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Campaign Brief fans got busted playing with their Cookies.

Well that's a change from playing with their cocks.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reading the campign brief blog and playing with my cock at the same time.


4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cheated like hell.

It's the Australian way.

9:21 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home