Structure, planning and order aren’t words often associated with student radio. And why should they be? The raw spontaneity of these services is exactly what makes them so appealing to the university students who intermittently tune in to listen to ramblings of young radio jocks cutting their teeth on the airwaves. And it was this rawness that FCB aimed to tap into with a series of radio ads and online videos created to promote local documentary Radio Punks: the student radio story, which recently aired on Prime TV.
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Vampires have been a part of fictionalised culture for some time now. From Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, to the fuzzier Count von Count in Sesame Street, and heroine Buffy the Vampire Slayer, humans seem endeared with the idea of blood sucking creatures roaming the earth. But popular culture seems to now, more than ever, be entranced by the mythology of these fanged creatures. There’s The Vampire Diaries, movie series Twilight and you may have been unfortunate enough to catch the movie preview for, wait for it, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Which is why the folks at DraftFCB are keen to make sure their billboard for the new series of Prime’s True Blood differentiates the show from the rest of the teen-vampire genre.
The winner of The Radio Bureau’s September ORCA is Rory McKechnie of DraftFCB for his ‘Late again’ ad for Prime TV’s True Blood.
This month’s judges, Phil Yule, Harriet Crampton and Basil Christensen, picked McKechnie’s ad for being a “really great concept that is a perfect …