Monday, May 29, 2006

YELLOW FEVER AS AUSSIES BASK IN D&AD GLORY










It was a big night for Australia with a record four Yellow Pencils (out of a record seven Nominations) at the D&AD Global Awards last week in London. Gary Freedman from The Glue Society was there to collect two Yellow Pencils for Virgin Mobile, as was Richard Muntz, representing George Patts Y&R Melbourne, who picked up the Yellow Pencil for the VB 'Boony' campaign, and Warren Brown from BMF Sydney who picked up a Yellow Pencil for the Tooheys 'Stolen Glasses' campaign. Andy Blood, CD of TBWA\ Whybin, Auckland, was also there to collect a Yellow Pencil for Adidas 'Be the Ball'
This was the first year D&AD's judging system has opened up to the rest of the world in its 43 year old history, thanks to pressure from the top Aussie and Kiwi creative directors last year.
Here are a few pics (mainly of the Aussies and expats) from the night.

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jase has still got it.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats a pencil jason...we know you can DRAW a line with it...but please don't try to stick it up ya nose.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at the head on poynton....jeeezzzzz.....ahhh the picture of dorian gray that is.to be sure.to be sure.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just four yellow pencils? I've counted a few times, and I can clearly see thirteen.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muntzy's still got stupid hair.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, it's Malcolm Poynton. That should guarantee a few libellous comments in the next day or so...

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And best of all, chicks look at you in a whole new way.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8056/1297/1600/IMG_1834.jpg

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6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ben, bet you hated Muntzy picking up your BOONY award?

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malcolm is actually a great bloke. He may not be the best manager of people but he is a stand up good guy who has done a lot of good work.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed, 8:58AM. He's actually a very principled fellow ... something you don't find a lot of in life, let alone advertising.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Gary, heard there was a bit of a squabble on the night. Who was it that grabbed one of your Yellow Pencils and took it home?

10:59 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

: )

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And where would we be without Malcolm Poynton's original Big Ad for British Airways? There would have been nothing to satirize.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Boony, I want a Malcolm doll.... sorry, a Malc doll.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Malc did the ad the Big Ad satirised. He would have been about 12 at the time.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous AwardWatch said...

The BA 'Global' spot (better known as the 'Face' ad) went to air globally in 1990. It was created by Jeremy Clarke and Graham Fink at Saatchi's London, and directed by Hugh Hudson (he of Chariots of Fire fame). For several years, it was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive commercial of all time. Despite its greatness, it only managed to win a Bronze Lion at Cannes in 1990. The only Malcolm involved in the spot was Malcolm MacLaren (he of Sex Pistols management fame), who arranged the music. In 1990, I think Malcolm Poynton was just starting out at OMON in Sydney.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1246758221484978605

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was sitting on the ajoining table to glue scociety.
I wish i had not.
I had to witness an embarassing scenario
of gary causing havok and crying after the guy from the interactive
company who worked on 'virgin donovan' knicked his pencil off him
jason donovan had to mediate and calm things down
very embarassing!
it's only advertising children!

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gary literally cried???????

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is nelson muntz doing anywhere near an award? must have stolen it....

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard actual tears were shed when poor little Gary had one of his pencils stolen.

That's what happened to the kids who hoarded thier pencils at my junior school too

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE TOTAL PACKAGE HAS STILL GOT IT AND SO HAS LANGERS, HE'S STILL GOT IT.
I'D LIKE TO PUT A RUBBER ON THEIR PENCIL. I HOPE THEIR NIBS DON'T DROP OFF AND THEY GET LEAD POISONING. SOMEONE NEEDS TO BUY A PENCIL SHARPENER - QUICK. BUY ME A BEER, PENCIL NECK, BEFORE I RUB YOU OUT. BUY A PORSCHE, IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT GET ONE ON 'HB'. YOU'RE ALL PENCIL (HEAD) CASES!

CONGRATULATIONS,
SIGNED,
'IS NIBS.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

\did the white haired cd from bmf get a time machine from sydney 1983 to the d&ad awards?

That is one dated look, complete with matt goss (earing)!

50's is the new Teens, errrrr NOT!

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 4.21 pm, is that the same interactive company that has won other gongs off the back of other agencies for Virgin in the past? Making banners out of other people's ideas isn't creative, the last time I heard.

5:43 PM  

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