Posts Tagged ‘contest’

For several years now, Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” has been letting the public submit their own commercial efforts. And as a whole, they’ve been utterly terrible. Now some of this year’s crop are showing up on YouTube. This one below, while better, is still horrible. If this is what we have to look forward […]

I’ve posted about Rethink so many times I can’t even link to them all. They are the single most creative but least known agency in North America. Their work is consistently fantastic. And their Call for Entries for the scholarship they offer is just as cool. For the third year in a row, Langara College […]

If you missed it, Modern Copywriter held a t-shirt design contest a while back. (Oh the irony of a design contest for writers.) But regardless of how pretty the shirts were, you knew there’d be some great concepts. Well, they’ve announced a winner. Check it out here along with the runner up and other honorable […]

I’ve known Jason Siciliano, founder of Modern Copywriter, for 20 years. (Yikes!) But I can say without any bias at all that his site rocks and the new Modern Copywriter t-shirt design contest is a sweet idea. He even wrote a brief for the contest that’s better than any brief I’ve seen in the past […]

Ok, the only real reason I’m posting about this GoDaddy consumer generated commercial contest is so that I can show this holy-sweet-Jesus! photo of GoDaddy girl Danica Patrick. But if you’re interested, you can click here and enter to win $100,000 for first place, $50,000 for second place and $25,000 for third place. Hell, if […]

In what will surely come as no surprise to many, the Ad Lab has revealed that a ton of the winners in “consumer-generated” ad contests aren’t just regular Joes, they’re creative directors, writers, producers and editors. For instance, the winner of this year’s Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest was Joshua Svoboda, a¬†creative director at […]

There’s been so much news around healthcare reform lately, it’s made me wonder why I haven’t seen more advertising about it. Well, that’s about to change with the Organizing America Health Reform Video Challenge. Nearly 1,000 people submitted videos and you, along with some other judges, get to vote for your favorite. It’s been narrowed […]

A new Platform.


Leave it to W+K to come up with an awesome way to farm talent from both the advertising and non-advertising world. Platform launched on Saturday and is their way to “search for the best and as yet undiscovered, creative minds from the worlds of arts, sciences and technology from around the globe.” From the Platform […]

Ah, the fun and games that ensue when you offer control of your brand to consumers. Case in point: Nebraska. The Cornhusker state received four submissions for their new license plate and the Governor thought it’d be a good idea to have a contest to choose the winner. The problem is, all the designs sucked […]

In my opinion, user-generated advertising contests usually prove the point that advertising is a specialty and regular people should not attempt it at home. So here comes California Senator Barbara Boxer, who decided to hold a contest where supporters could submit a poster design for her. She was even going to let everyone vote on […]