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Webby Folks Announce 2012 Call for Entries (Already?)

It seems like only yesterday that we hit up the Webbys at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, but guess time is truly flying. The people behind the “Internet’s highest honor” have just announced the call for entries for the 16th annual event, which will take place in Spring 2012. There will be a couple new additions at the next installment of the Webbys including two awards for corporate social responsibility as well as mobile apps and websites.

Early entry deadline is October 28, 2011 and as per usual, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, which counts members including R/GA don Bob Greenberg and Ariana Huffington, will nominate and handpick the winners. Nominations will be announced in April 2012, during which time you can probably expect the return of these guys. In the meantime, you can submit work and get more info here.

Wednesday Morning Stir

-Digitas launched the second issue of its iPad app, Digitas Cache. link

-Stunning report: Digital will spur ad spending growth in the next four years. link

-SF-based digital shop Odopod promoted Damon Nelson to creative director.

-Chivalry is far from dead according to a new Stella spot from Mother London (above). link

-R/GA boss Bob Greenberg will chair the 2011 International ANDY Awards.

 

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-R/GA don Bob Greenberg shares thoughts on the 2011 Next Awards (above).

-Deutsch New York and Unit 9 teamed up to launch an AR challenge for Green Lantern. link

-Among other things of interest during Internet Week in NYC is the Digital Archaeology exhibit. link

-Here’s another look at similarities in TV advertising, starring Old Spice. link

-Quick 2011 Cannes Lions fact: A total of 28,828 entries from 90 countries across 13 categories have been submitted.

-Jon Hamm says he’ll be directing the eventual season premiere of Mad Men. link

-Fallon’s Cadbury’s ad offends Naomi Campbell among others, gets pulled. You seriously don’t want to piss off Naomi Campbell. link

-Agency CD-turned-director Shyam Madiraju‘s Bangalore/L.A.-based content studio Gobsmack! will be repping Anonymous Content in India for TV commercials.

 

 

David Droga to Chair AICP Next Panel

Now that the AICP people are done rolling out the “case study” videos to hype their upcoming awards show, the organizers have announced that Droga5 founder/creative chairman David Droga will serve as judging chair of the 2011 Next Awards panel. In a statement, Droga, who will also serve as MC during the Next presentation at the Museum of Modern Art, says, “Since they launched five years ago, the Next Awards have really provided a spotlight for our industry’s most innovative work. The Next Awards presentation offers thought-provoking insights into the process, and I’m really looking forward to helping develop this great event.”

As for who’ll be joining Droga in the judges panel, the ad exec has helped pick a host of the usual, notable names from the industry including Bob Greenberg, Gerry Graf, AKQA’s Rei Inamoto, Barbarian Group CEO Benjamin Palmer as well as TBWA\Chiat\Day LA’s Rob Schwartz, Leo worldwide CD Mark Tutssel, Ogilvy’s Lars Bastholm…you get the idea.

Those lucky ones who win in the Integrated Campaign category also have to present case studies at the Next presentation that explain the thinking–both creatively and strategically–behind their awarded work. Other categories include Viral/Web Film, Website/Microsite, Product Integration, Experiential, and Apps. We’ve heard some grumblings about judge/chair selections made by other awards shows as of late, so how do you all feel about Droga?

R/GA’s Vin Farrell Appointed VP for Agency’s Digital Studio

R/GA announced that Vin Farrell, currently serving as head of production, has been bumped up to VP for the agency’s digital studio.

In addition to what the new job post demands of him, Farrell will be charged with expanding R/GA’s digital studio to R/GA’s global offices while working closely with Nick Law, EVP, chief creative officer, North America.
The one and only Bob Greenberg, R/GA’s chairman, CEO, and global chief creative officer, says in a statement, “R/GA has an esteemed production legacy with more than 30 years of experience in the space. Our award-winning Digital Studio is a vital component of our agency model, and Vin is just the person to take the group to the next level, Vin’s ability to leverage both traditional and digital production strategies has helped position R/GA as an industry leader.”

Farrell has achieved a series of high-level accomplishments while at R/GA, including growing revenue in the last year by 65 percent and being directly involved in more than 650 jobs. From 2004 to 2006, Farrell was an agency producer at Digitas, where he produced and directed works for the New York Times, Pfizer, the Boston Globe, Gillette, FedEx, American Express, General Motors, Eli Lilly, and KitchenAid.

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