Wednesday, October 15, 2008

D&AD workshop portfolio

We are just collating all campaigns, and revising a few of them for a final D&AD advertising workshop book which we'll have to enter later today. It will then be sent to M&C Saatchi. They will look through them and give us feedback on all our work next week – should be quite interesting. We're pretty happy with most of the stuff in there. After that's done there's gonna be even more time to rock our own briefs.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

im not ashamed to say that i am hooked to this blog. good luck wal. mike and J

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with your review from M&C Saatchi :)

Anonymous said...

I like to rock my briefs too.

]-[appy Thought said...

How many new projects do you have to send in for review? Sounds like a large amount of new work, which is awesome.

We love content!

Anonymous said...

I see your snap of the day is a picture of Adam & Eve. You sneak back in for a snap?

Anonymous said...

I guess it'll be an old snap, and only now put it up. But I might be wrong :)

You get your folio together in time then? Go as well as you'd like? Anything you wish you had time to change?

The Ego said...

Best of luck ;).

Anonymous said...

Can we see what you sent in?

Best of luck, I have everything crossed.

Anonymous said...

Do the D&AD still give a 'prize' for the best book at the workshops? Used to be a placement apparently.

Anonymous said...

so anyway... fallon juniors

Anonymous said...

lovely day outside!

Anonymous said...

re: 5.42:

anyone up for a digital argument!? ]-[appy Thought?

Anonymous said...

Be original?

Generate a debate people will want to contribute to!

natts said...

xx! all the best 4 you guys!

Anonymous said...

re: 11:41

Bet you're a digital 'creative'/monkey.

]-[appy Thought said...

Here we go again :)

The Anonymous said...

RE: 04:09

Bet you are in retail you boring c**t.

Anonymous said...

Bit presumptious mate! Infact I am a freelance writer.

Anonymous said...

Don't even rise to it Matt!

They'll soon get bored arguing with themselves.

The Anonymous said...

A freelance retail writer, you freelance retail writer - bet you did those DFS ads rock star!

Anonymous said...

There we go again - a freelance writer, not a digital freelance writer or a retail writer!

Anonymous said...

Wal - your write up about yourself & Jai is out of date. I beleive you turned 26 not too long ago?

Anonymous said...

Home time soon - have a lovely weekend all :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a Fallon junior. and proud.

what are you?

Anonymous said...

I work behind the perfume counter in house of fraser.

Pretty and proud.

Anonymous said...

Come on Mr Anonymous Freelance writer. Show us your face. Let us see what hides under your mysterious fa├žade. Come out and play. You got us all at the edge of our seats. Our fingernails are suffering. Release us from this unbearable suspense and present yourself.

I'm obviously a nobody, I'm just curious to know who this witty and edgy character actually is.

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Anonymous said...

my mate said talking about adverts is geeky, are we geeks? are we?

]-[appy Thought said...

@ Above

I think we are. At lease, I know I am.

The term geek is defined by the Oxford Engligh Dictionary as (and I paraphrase) a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things.

So anyone who hosts a bLog about, talks about or interacts with advertising out of choice beyond their 9-5 requirements could easily be seen as being a bit of a geek. Is that a bad thing? I don't think so, the difference between geekiness and dedication are in the eye of the beholder. Adland has a community that needs things like bLogs, award ceremonies and D&AD lectures in order to helf sustain it, so we are part of a micro-culture, which gives us a sheilding against true geekdom.

With the rise of applied technology such as Email, Facebook and arguably the internet in general, geek-chic is something that society is willing to tolerate. What we need to avoid becoming are nerds; hopeless shut-ins that despise everything not imediately associated with their chosen obsession (and often hate anyone else that also likes what they do). It's fine to be geeky, just as long as we don't lose that perspective and turn to the dark side!

Anonymous said...

By 'the dark side' I take it you mean turning to become a digital creative?

]-[appy Thought said...

No, I meant turning into a fully blown nerd.

That and posting backward, myopic, small-minded, snipey comments anonymously. But that goes without saying.

Anonymous said...

A ha ha

Happy Thought, the Marcus Brigstocke of advertising comebacks .

I'm not sure I want to be a geek, but I get what you're saying. That other anon is like a stuck record no?

(Freelance) Writer said...

Marcus Brigstock is a friend of mine. And let me tell you, there's not even a whiff of Marcus about Happy Thought.

(Freelance) Writer said...

Brigstocke

Anonymous said...

There's more than one freelance writer commenting then!

Anonymous said...

Who are you and where'd you come from (freelance0 writer???

E.B. White said...

You've got to worry about the state of professional copywriting if some freelancers don't even know how to spell.

Infact isn't, in fact, a word.

Jeez. Louise.

Anonymous said...

(freelance) writer

Yeah right, we all believe you. And I'm mates with Ghandi

]-[appy Thought said...

@ anon 11.30

If you're comparing me to captain corduroy because I wrote some words in a list then that's pretty tenuous. I don't think you can be Brigstocke-esque and work in any form of advertising (Although I do hate Daily Mail readers and watch Dr. Who with Mitch Benn). It also means people pipe up to disagree with your comparison, so for the sake of the comment-flow I suggest we draw a line under it, cool? :)

Back on topic, it's next week now J&W. When do we hear about your work crit!?

freelance writer said...

re: 1:20
No. I actually am.


(and i'm not a freelance writer. someone wrote that in a few days ago. but i liked the sound of it and have subsequently adopted it)

freelance writer said...

I'm sorry I'm a cock, I just hate my life and take it out on you Happy Thought. Then again because I have no balls and write with a anon name, this might not be be, but it might be.

I hate my life.

freelance writer said...

That comment above, wasn't me, this is me. Or is it?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

this comment was removed by a tubby little nerd.

Anonymous said...

I've removed my own comment!

Anonymous said...

Self editing.

Anonymous said...

Help! Were caught in an infinate loop...

I anon therefore I am...

Anonymous said...

Come on guys. Get something else up here. This is getting boring.

Anonymous said...

Apparently they've stopped blogging. This was the last ever post.

Anonymous said...

Rubbish.

Wal would not go out like that. He'd write one of his new philosophical type posts about why he has decided to call it day.

Keep the faith.

Wal said...

Matt, the Crit is only tonight.

]-[appy Thought said...

Hope it goes well