Last year, as part of Adshel’s inaugural Creative Challenge, about 70 Kiwi creatives from 14 agencies gathered together at the Civic Theatre in Auckland to eat pizza, drink booze and, in just 60 minutes, develop a static poster campaign for the 2011 Auckland Fringe. When the final bell was rung, there were beautiful flowery turds, a range of moderately offensive slogans and even a picture of a woman smoking a baby in a pipe. But it was Publicis Mojo’s ‘Leave with more questions than answers’ idea that tickled the judges’ collective fancy. Well, that initial scribble has now blossomed in a fully-fledged visual treat, with the Auckland Fringe Adshel campaign being set free over the weekend.
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For your viewing and critiquing pleasure, the kind folk at Adshel have assembled all the entries from last week’s Creative Challenge. And, with teams given just one hour to come up with a static poster campaign for next year’s Auckland Fringe, the collection of ideas certainly makes for an interesting study of the creative process.
The judges had their opportunity to judge harshly at Adshel’s Creative Challenge a few nights ago and, while it was a pretty tight race, they eventually decided that the thought behind Publicis Mojo’s campaign was the best (read all about the one hour-long pressure cooker creative escapade here). But what would the stupid judges know? See if you agree with their decisions and impose your own judgements on these, the top three entries.
There were beautiful flowery turds, a range of moderately offensive slogans and even a picture of a woman smoking a baby in a pipe. But only one idea could take home the $125,000 prize on offer at Adshel’s inaugural Creative Challenge last night and, in the end, it was Publicis Mojo’s campaign ‘Leave with more questions than answers’ for the Auckland Fringe festival that was chosen as the best.
We all know the marcomms community thrives under pressure. As a result, entries tend to come in at the last minute (that was certainly the case for entries into this year’s Marketing Awards). And time is running out to get your name in the hat for the Creative Challenge—and get your hands on the $125,000 prize—with registrations for the inaugural event set to close tomorrow.
Wonderful pearls of Wammo, Pound and Mash marcomms wisdom that have been carefully harvested from the oyster of ignorance especially for you.
Last week we had the pleasure of announcing the launch of the inaugural Creative Challenge, a new event being put on by Adshel, the Auckland Fringe and StopPress that aims to showcase the talents of Kiwi creatives and, at the same time, promote creative excellence in outdoor advertising. We also promised gratuitous publicity for the event, so here it is: registrations have been going very strongly so far, with DraftFCB first out of the gates. And there are also some generous new sponsors on board, with Carlsberg supplying the brown stuff, Stoneleigh providing the red and white stuff and Toto providing the delicious edible stuff.
Nothing focuses the mind like a deadline (aside perhaps from P). And Adshel, the Auckland Fringe and StopPress have joined forces to see if that rule also applies to the dark, mysterious advertising arts with the announcement of the Creative Challenge, a new event that aims to showcase the talents of Kiwi creatives and, at the same time, promote creative excellence in outdoor advertising.