FROM COLLINS IN CHICAGO
Aussie expat creative Reed Collins, who is a CD at Leo Burnett Chicago, has created a series of deliciously weird and whacky spots for chocolate dipped Altoids.
Barely eight weeks into his new job as DDB New Zealand’s Executive Creative Director, Toby Talbot is driving a whirlwind of creative change through the agency.
Ben Eagleton and Andrew Clarkson, two of Sydney’s most respected, experienced and talented colourists, have left The Lab to establish a stand alone colour grading facility called Bean Colour.
Tracey Rowe and Lee Thomson - after many happy years - have left Silverscreen. Says Thomson: "We are currently filming in Argentina and will be back to find a new home after Easter.
Google paid a hefty price for YouTube, but after six months, advertisers still are taking a wait-and-see approach as the company tries to figure out a viable advertising model than can make money without alienating users. Meanwhile, Viacom has filed a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google, hinting that mainstream content producers aren't going to sit idly by and let their content be streamed for free.
While the two award presentations lacked previous sparkle and excitement there was plenty of good work and good times at AdFest, held over four days in Pattaya, Thailand late last week.