DDB & Tribal Amsterdam

DDB & Tribal Amsterdam is the result of DDB’s and Tribal’s Amsterdam offices joining forces in 2012. The agency calls itself a strategic hub that creates innovative marketing and communication campaigns for clients such as Heineken, adidas, Volkswagen, McDonald’s, TomTom and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. In 2013 DDB & Tribal Amsterdam deservedly became agency of the year in the Netherlands.

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#HappyToHelp

We knew that KLM is a pioneer in answering questions via social media. Already in 2011 they created an activation around it; KLM Live Reply. This week again the Dutch pride wants to show that it’s the most social media friendly air carrier in the world.… More.

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Lemz wins Grand Prix for Good

Bram Tervoort, Chester de Vries (holding the Grand Prix for Good), Mark Woerde and Niels Pel. As expected, Lemz last night won the Grand Prix for Good with Sweetie. The bold and truly creative case also won its 13th Gold (Branded Content & Entertainment) and… More.

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Media, Outdoor and Mobile Lions

FCB Brasil wins the Grand Prix in Mobile with their very useful Nivea brand utility. Yesterday in Cannes the Media, Outdoor and Mobile Lions were awarded. In Media Lemz won its 6th Gold with Sweetie for Terre des Hommes. Unfortunately JWT only received Bronze with ‘Have a… More.

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Dutch Digital Design compilation

For those of you who have missed Dutch Digital Design in Pakhuis de Zwijger (and the write-up); here‘s an overview of the evening and here you can find the video registrations of all speakers – Wouter Boon (AAB), Jeroen Barendse (Lust), Jules Tervoort & Mischa Rozema… More.

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Let’s skip the Dutch

Jules Tervoort and Mischa Rozema (Post Panic) present the making of the ambitious international feature film ‘Sundays.’ Foto credit: Merten Snijders. A gutsy blogpost by Bert Hagendoorn resulted in a dedicated Creatie magazine and first live-event at Pakhuis de Zwijger, both brand named Dutch Digital Design.… More.

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Advertising reclined

How to sell your new Business Class seat – designed by Hella Jongerius (!). Since everybody knows that Business Class is way too expensive for consumers, we’d guess this is a b2b ‘problem.’ Not the case. KLM lets random passengers try it out. And if… More.

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Holland wins 6 Webby’s

Last week the Spinawards were awarded to the best digital cases in the Netherlands. That was just a Dutch affair. You would guess that internationally the Webby’s are a better indicator. But when looking at the winners, the show doesn’t seem to represent the best… More.

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Putting a ring on it

Last Thursday night, the 16th annual SpinAwards ceremony took place in club Panama in Amsterdam. To celebrate the ultimate creativity in digital, the SpinAwards foundation handed out 15 gold and 17 silver awards, a new record. This year the awards in the shape of big rings were… More.

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ADCN becomes more accessible

Sweetie, the CG girl created by Lemz to track down “online pedophiles,” wins three ADCN nominations.    Yesterday, at the ADCN clubhouse, the light bulb (or ‘lamp’ in Dutch) nominations were announced. The big winners were DDB & Tribal with 35 nominations, TBWA with 29,… More.

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DDB & Tribal appoints Sandra Krstic as co-CEO

Two weeks ago word got out that Jacco ter Schegget is leaving DDB & Tribal Amsterdam to become President of OgilvyOne China. Now the creative Amsterdam agency has announced that Sandra Sockic will take over the co-CEO-role he left behind and will run the agency alongside… More.

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Ter Schegget leads OgilvyOne China

Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Jacco ter Schegget, as the new President of OgilvyOne China. Ter Schegget, the former President of Tribal Worldwide, Europe and co-CEO of DDB & Tribal Amsterdam, will be relocating to Shanghai this April. Ter Schegget, who will lead 500 employees… More.

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Knitted Big Mac

Just like beards, nazi hair cuts, and tight jeans, knitted sweaters are back. This Big Mac sweater, created by Pera & Pasha, fits the trend. Last week the sweater was awarded to the person that could best describe why he or she deserved it. The… More.

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Schipper and Taildeman Creative Directors DDB & Tribal

DDB & Tribal appointed Menno Schipper and Nils Taildeman as Creative Directors. The team, that has been working at the agency for the last 5 years, reinforces the CD’s Joris Kuijpers & Dylan de Backer and Bart Mol & Pol Hoenderboom. According to Managing Partner Ivo Roefs with… More.

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The (rejected) Concept Briquette

Last year JWT presented us “The greatest smallest fires,” this year DDB & Tribal creates the Concept Briquette. The agency about the briquette: “A nice way to reflect on the year that’s been and to enjoy the warmth of a year’s hard work these holidays.” Doesn’t… More.

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Baylis joins Iris London

Former Tribal DDB Amsterdam ECD Chris Baylis joins Iris Worldwide. Baylis, last year one of the nominees of Adman of the year, left Tribal DDB, and Amsterdam, beginning of the year after 5 years to be in charge of the worldwide Volkswagen account at Tribal DDB… More.

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KLM Space big winner at Eurobest

With 1 Gold (Interactive), 4 Silver (Interactive, Design and Mobile) and 3 Bronze (Interactive and Promo & Activation) one of our personal favourites, KLM Space by DDB & Tribal and Rapp was the big winner during this year’s Eurobest – from Dutch point of view… More.

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Media Monks wins 17 Lovie Awards

Production agency MediaMonks won the majority of Dutch prizes at the Lovie Awards; 17. That’s quite a feat – though we have to add that the “People’s Lovies” (7 out of the 17 awards) are mostly about collecting votes among the crowd. On agency-level DDB… More.

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KLM fans for life

It’s a plane… it’s a train… no it’s KLM! We’re impressed – up to a goosebump-level. This once more shows that if there are two companies that understand marketing and advertising, it’s KLM and Tribal DDB. What a fantastic concept; showing Disney’s Planes in a… More.

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DDB & Tribal gets dedicated e-commerce department

Responding to the growing demand for e- and m-commerce solutions, DDB & Tribal Amsterdam have installed a new department offering a “complete service package.” New Head of e-commerce Eduard de Wilde: “In the landscape of brand communications today, it is crucial to guide consumers from conversations… More.

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N=5 wins Dutch Railways

N=5 has beaten both DDB (NS’ previous agency) and TBWA\Neboko in winning the Dutch Railways (NS) account – earlier Publicis, FHV BBDO, and JWT left the train. What was dubbed the ‘pitch of the summer’ has thus come to an end after 3 months of pitching.… More.

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Kouwenhoven and Hubregtse join RAPP

Creative team Michael Kouwenhoven and Dimitri Hubregtse make the move from bone to RAPP – or, more importantly, from Utrecht to Amsterdam. We already knew the team for founding Pop The Campaign; another well read (Dutch) advertising blog in the Netherlands. At RAPP the team will work on “integrated… More.

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Herwig and Thissen join DDB & Tribal

DDB & Tribal Amsterdam have hired Alex Herwig and Jeroen Thissen, who are coming from Havas. The team got the agencies’ attention through their Tweetphony, winning them multiple awards this year, among which a Gold and Silver Lion in Cannes – proving once more the… More.

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DDB & Tribal win 4 Lions

Yesterday Amsterdam was able to harvest 7 more Lions in the categories Design and Cyber. Four of them went to DDB & Tribal. In design …, Staat won Gold with their very impressive Nike interactive window displays at Selfridges – casefilm here. DDB & Tribal… More.

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W+K wins Grand Prix in Effectiveness

Well, that’s a good start, a Grand Prix for W+K yesterday! This is maybe one of the least ‘Canny’ categories, but at the same time one of the more canny ones: the award for Creative Effectiveness. The results of the ‘Legendary Journey’ for Heineken (verified by… More.

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KLM pops into space

Yet another aspiring concept by KLM, Tribal DDB, and sister agency RAPP. On April 22nd KLM will launch a high altitude balloon in the Nevada Desert, equipped with a camera and GPS-tracker to stream the real time data of the flight to a website, so… More.

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Best of the SpinAwards

Last Thursday the SpinAwards were awarded to the most digital clients, agencies, and ideas. Achtung! was the big winner with one Gold (Das Interland for Volkswagen) and three Silver (‘Tour dus Sofa’ for Skoda – an interactive game around the Tour de France). On top of that… More.

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Chalmers replaces Baylis at Tribal & DDB

After Chris Baylis announced to swap Tribal DDB Amsterdam for London, it must have been a difficult task to find a worthy replacement. After all, Baylis helped Tribal to its growth and international fame with the multi-awarded work for Philips and KLM. But with Mark… More.

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DDB and Tribal hire Anneli Rispens

DDB & Tribal Amsterdam hire Anneli Rispens to manage the agency’s Content & Community department. This state of the art department is based on the ‘always on’ principle, offering social media strategies, monitoring, moderation, and crisis management, and, finally, corporate storytelling – which is, we’re… More.

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Das Hund

Another very fine piece of advertising by DDB for Volkswagen. A dog mimicking a Volkswagen. Nothing more, nothing less. But with viral potential galore. They better makes some space on their award shelves… Directed by Mattias Schut (CZAR), shot by Mark Bliss, sound by The… More.

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Meet the world in one city

“How to present Heineken as a global Amsterdam brand?” is probably what the briefing asked. And then Tribal DDB conceived this very sympathetic idea; two ‘regular guys’ have to meet 194 nationalities, in 14 days, in 1 city. Makes the brand more personal, without losing… More.

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Amsterdam winners at Eurobest

And the winners are… Doom & Dickson, Publicis, and Lemz won Gold at Eurobest this year. Our very favourite Hema push-up bra won gold in PR (which should have been Gold for making a sound casefilm, really), and Silver in Promo & Activation. ALS’ ‘I’ve… More.

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Hoenderboom and Mol CD at Tribal DDB

Pol Hoenderboom (32) and Bart Mol (27) (read their 10 Questions interview here) have become Creative Directors at Tribal DDB. The team has made a dream career at Tribal; in 2010 Hoenderboom and Mol started working at Tribal and since then they worked on many… More.

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Silver Fleet

What a nice ‘infographic’ (click to enlarge). It depicts the best agencies in town by comparing them with different ships. We shouldn’t take it too seriously, the introduction tells us, since it is not science and “therefore absolutely not measurable.” Glad we got that straight.… More.

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The Sound of Creation

After Philips and Tribal DDB’s enormous success (award-wise) with ‘Obsessed with sound,’ Tribal was allowed to create yet another website around sound. The site gives 9 insights into the acoustic design and craftsmanship behind Philips’ Fidelio product range. For example, step 1, ‘inspiration,’ shows how… More.

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Bad driver

The Centraal Beheer commercials have a long tradition in the Netherlands – the first one was made in 1985! Always with production value, sometimes subtly humorous, sometimes not very funny – though we have to admit that we’re not the average consumer. The film this… More.

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Tribal, Y&R and Achtung! win 6 Cyber Lions

Tribal DDB did well last night in the Cyber category, winning four (!) Lions for Obsessed with Sound: Gold (sound), Silver (website), and two Bronze (integrated and user interface). The interactive website Tribal created for Philips made it possible to very smartly single out any… More.

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Feed the Lions

MobyPicture and Tribal DDB Amsterdam have launched Feed the Lions, an online content platform that brings together all social media buzz during Cannes Lions – afterwards it will continue as ‘Feed the Creatives’ at other large advertising festivals. The platform gathers content from Twitter and Facebook, highlighting… More.

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Be my guest

Recently KLM introduced Meet & Seat, a smart brand utility allowing KLM passangers to share their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles while booking a flight. And if you are looking for an interesting neighbour during the flight, you can arrange a ‘date’ through KLM’s Meet &… More.

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Secret Passage

Weird, but with mileage is how we judged this concept for Autodrop (‘car liquorice’) in October 2010. Last week we came accross this one; ‘secret passage.’ Compared to the first one it feels slightly more accessible. And we like it. Created by DDB Amsterdam and directed… More.

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Lemz wins 4 ADCN awards

Photo: Maurice Mikkers The biggest winner last night at the ADCN (Dutch Art Director’s Club) awards was Lemz. All the ‘bulbs’ – of which one was a Grand Prix (the very best integrated work) – went to their Fireworks campaign. Our very favourite campaign of… More.

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Tribal DDB and Lemz win big at the SpinAwards

We weren’t physically there when last night no less than 30 ‘Spins’ (rings, either gold or silver) were awarded to the best digital work of the Benelux at the SpinAwards. Instead, we were mingling with the lesser gods at the NewWork Pre-Party. After ten, though,… More.

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It’s not about ze journey, it’s about ze Likes

This graphically inviting game called ‘Hitchhike with a like’ was created by Tribal DDB and Facebook. It let’s you hitch rides through Europe to different destinations with different Volkswagen Beetles. Though the copy teaches us that it’s about the journey and not the destination, the… More.

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A creative, social, and digital dinner

We were invited to Digital Dinner at Rainarai, an Aglerian restaurant in Amsterdam. Though the food was wonderful, the portions were a bit meager. And since there was plenty of alcohol, we’re writing this piece a bit hungover. But the good news is that the… More.

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Amsterdam does well at Eurobest and Epica

With a track record like Tribal DDB it’s hardly a surprise that they became interactive agency of the year at Eurobest this year. Throughout the year they’ve been making great and award winning work for KLM and Philips. The climax of their award victory march… More.

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A new light, A new dawn

Last month we wrote about Tribal DDB’s campaign for Philips ‘Make me a morning person’, which asked real people to share their Wake-up Light experiences. Here’s the result; Iris works at Artis and is very grumpy in the morning, but as you can see she… More.

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ADCN’s expat night; don’t take Amsterdam for granted

Last Wednesday the ADCN (Art Director’s Club Nederland) hosted a session in ‘De Kring’ on the Rembrandtplein dubbed ‘XXX Expat’ (XXX is part of the city’s shield), with the noble aim of bringing two parts of the Amsterdam ad industry together; the Dutch and the… More.

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Philips shows us what light can do

Quite an integrated campaign this new work ‘See what light can do’ by Tribal DDB and DDB Amsterdam for Philips. A ‘lightover’ team – based on the successful home make-overs – visits 29 homes in 8 countries around the world to show how the right… More.

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Tribal DDB wins 10 Lovie awards

The impressive series of interactive ads created by Tribal DDB Amsterdam in the past year has found the right award show to get fully appreciated; The Lovie Awards. Named after Ada Lovelace, an English writer who lived in the 19th Century and – believe it… More.

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The proof of the Wake-up Light is in the eating

Last year we were much impressed by Tribal DDB’s work for the Philips Wake-up Light. The agency made an entire village in the Arctic use a Wake-up Light and share their experiences – they even made a documentary about it. This year Philips and Tribal… More.

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Obsessed with sound

Philips is obsessed with sound. At least, that’s what they try to communicate through this ingeniously made, interactive website that allows you to single out any of the 51 members of the Metropole Orchestra – known for its non-traditional attitude towards music – and ‘hear… More.

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Grolsch exchanges DDB for Alfred

In advertising beer brands are the most desirable accounts to obtain. So we can imagine Alfred has been popping some… um… Grolsch ‘beugeltjes’ when they found out they won one of the more sophisticated beer brands in the Netherlands. Grolsch, the past 7 years handled… More.

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Wieden+Kennedy wins 13 Lions for Nike and Heineken

Picture: ECD’s W+K Amsterdam Mark Bernath (left) and Eric Quennoy (middle), mainly responsible for Wieden+Kennedy’s huge success in Cannes and Enrico Balleri from Nike, just after the award ceremony last Saturday. What a great closing night for the Amsterdam agency it was. Nike’s ‘Write the… More.

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20 shortlist nominations in Film (craft) for Amsterdam

With 13 shortlist nominations in film and 7 in film craft, Amsterdam should be able to win some more Lions tomorrow night. Of all these nominations 4 go to Nike ‘Write the future’, 3 to Heineken’s ‘The Entrance’, and one to Heineken’s ‘The Date’, which… More.

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Nigel & Victoria Season 2

In September last year Philips launched an online series, called Nigel & Victoria. We then judged it “a fairly watchable boy-meets-girl comedy.” When we saw this teaser for Season 2, which started last week, we were even more impressed. It not only confirms once more… More.

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Faltering internet

Quite insightful and originally translated into a commercial this ad for cable provider Ziggo – created by DDB and directed by Diederik van Rooijen. “O.k., o.k., I’ll fix it” is what the man of the house says annoyed, after the entire family has subtly conveyed… More.

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Nike’s Write The Future (W+K) wins big at ADCN Awards

Write the future did what most of us expected, it won big last night at the Dutch Art Director’s Club (ADCN) Awards: the Standing bulb (read: Grand Prix) and three golden bulbs (Integrated, Film, and Print/Magazine). MassiveMusic also won an award for the music in… More.

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Boondoggle and KLM surprise at SpinAwards

Last Thursday the SpinAwards were divided between the top digital agencies in the Netherlands and Belgium. In ‘Online’ there were two golden awards; ‘Philips wake up the town’ (A fantastic concept by Tribal DDB) and ‘Hi-Tec Liquid Mountaineering’ (a very strongly executed viral by CCCP… More.

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KLM’s Travlr: aggregator of geo-tagged snapshots

Another great idea by Tribal DDB for KLM; Travlr, a website that inspires travelers by aggregating geo-tagged holiday snapshots and presenting them on a navigable map of the world. Travlr allows you to search for – let’s say – ‘scuba diving’, together with a budget… More.

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As reliable as a Volkswagen Golf

“Not every granny is reliable. Fortunately every Golf is”. This feel good commercial, built around classic advertising humour, doesn’t require much elaboration. The message is clear. And except for the music – that makes the Golf sound a little too cheap – and the overacting… More.

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An online trip down KLM lane

Since the 1950s KLM offers every World Business Class passenger a gift; a Delft Blue miniature Dutch canal house, filled with jenever – a traditional Dutch, juniper-flavoured gin. Every year, on October 7th – the anniversary of KLM’s founding in 1919 – a new house… More.

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Philips wakes up an entire town

Awesomeness, this new Philips campaign. Tribal DDB Amsterdam went to Longyearbyen, one of the most northerly towns in the Arctic, – where in the winter the sun doesn’t rise – to demonstrate the benefits of the Philips Wake-up light. Though one of our editors immediately… More.

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NS Hispeed takes you places

Quite a visual ‘trip’ this NS Hispeed ad. “Wherever you want to travel within Europe, every high speed trip starts at home” is what the voice-over tells us. O.k., maybe it’s not the greatest ad in the world, but we very much like the art… More.

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Autodrop introduces ‘fingernose’

This commercial for Autodrop (Liquorice in the shape of cars) is quite weird. Skittles-weird, but in an uncomfortable way. Is it the audience laughing in the background or the unattractive office folk? We don’t really know. In any case, we do believe this concept has… More.

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Frogs win Dubai; ECD switch at 180

StrawberryFrog NY/Amsterdam won the pitch for the Downtown Dubai account, owned by Developer Emaar Properties (PJSC) – it was a three-way pitch with Saatchi & Saatchi London and Y&R London. Strawberry Frog Amsterdam can be happy with this second global account win since re-opening offices… More.

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Team Volvo lands in Amsterdam

Good news for Amsterdam. Team Volvo brings together “the best people” from EuroRSCG 4D (Amsterdam), Arnold (Boston) and SapientNitro (Shanghai) to work dedicated on Volvo. All agencies have been working for Volvo before. The unit will start in September with 30 people. Jorian Murray (ex… More.

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Grolsch launches refreshing beer magazine

Already for quite a few years Grolsch claims to be the beer brand for original individuals – which makes it beloved in the advertising scene, for that matter. Quite a unique positioning, since most of the other big beer brands make their advertising for Joe… More.

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Outdoor screen showing World Cup final dies

For a moment the 30.000 people watching the World Cup final on the ‘Binnenrotte’ in Rotterdam were scared shitless. Just when the Dutch players entered the arena, the connection went dead. Fortunately insurer Centraal Beheer was behind the joke; “Just call us” [if anything goes… More.

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4 Film (Craft) Lions

On Saturday the last Cannes Lions were awarded to Amsterdam agencies in the categories Film and Film Craft. Silver went to the intelligent commercials made by TBWA\Neboko for IDFA – international documentary festival Amsterdam. Though we liked the previous concept a little better, the one… More.

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5 silver Lions in Cannes for Promo and PR

Amsterdam won 5 silver Lions in Cannes yesterday. Big winner was Kong with 3 silver Lions for Stanislav – 2 for Promo & Activation and 1 for PR. Not really a surprise, since the online viral, that used people’s photo’s from social network site Hyves… More.

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When the cement hits the fan, just call Apeldoorn

“You always need more than you expect” is what this builder tells his colleague when the cement flows away in the mouse’s – beautifully filmed – shelter. It is followed by the pay-off ‘Just call Apeldoorn’. Insurer Centraal Beheer (CB) – based in Apeldoorn –… More.

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ADCN Lamps; the most creative ads

Last week the Dutch Art Director’s Club (ADCN) awards, or simply the ‘Lamps,’ were divided between the most creative Dutch agencies. DDB was the big winner, with 3 silver Lamps – and 29 nominations, out of 204 nominations. DDB’s best silver Lamp went to its… More.

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Philips tells one single story in 5 parallel lines

This teaser features snippets of the five short films that are part of the new Philips ad campaign, Parallel Lines, selling Philips’ 21:9 home cinema television – or rather its credibility as an innovative television manufacturer. The campaign is built around the idea that ‘There… More.

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Boards Summit Europe 2010; the insights

What an inspiring event it was. Here are the insights we took home. The first key note speaker, Ed Ulbrich from Digital Domain, talked us through the process of getting the multi-platform remake of Tron to market. He showed what looked like a trailer of… More.

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Achmea brings its history to life with animation

We love animation. Especially because it makes so much more possible than traditional film. This commercial is a combination of real stage design and animation – how skillfully made! It tells the story of Achmea – a Dutch healthcare insurer. 200 years ago some farmers… More.

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Philips ‘Cinema 21:9’ wins Eurobest Grand Prix

Just like in Cannes this film by Tribal DDB won a Grand Prix in the TV/Cinema category at Eurobest in Amsterdam, last Friday. The commercial, only distributed through the internet (how could it win in TV/Cinema?), advertises the new Philips cinematic widescreen standard in a… More.

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VW introduces Blue Motion Technologies

Through this commercial Volkswagen introduces the Blue Motion Technologies (BMT) in the Netherlands. The pay-off ‘Easy on the engine, Easy on fuel’ clearly communicates that this new technology saves energy. We’re no car experts, but to us BMT sounds a bit like a marketing invention,… More.

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Eurobest jury announced

This year Amsterdam is hosting the Eurobest festival, so as Amsterdam Ad Blog we thought it would be appropriate to pay a little more than average attention to it. As you you’ve been able to see in the banner on our website – that has… More.

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Marketing Tribune: Dutch ad agency survey

Marketing Tribune just published its yearly Dutch ad agency survey,  conducted by Intormart GFK. And because 180 Amsterdam scored so well, co-founder Chris Mendola (right) and Andy Fackrell were asked a few questions about the success of their agency. The results of the survey came… More.

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‘Cool’ brand activations at Lowlands 2009

With the Amsterdam Ad Blog team we went to Lowlands this weekend for inspiration (the festival is infested with sponsors) and fun. Main sponsors Grolsch and Coca Cola did a good job in activating their brands. Especially Grolsch with its ‘Koelservice’ came in handy. The… More.

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Ziggo and UPC use same metaphor

We are very much starting to like internet provider Ziggo! After several surreal commercials – made by DDB Amsterdam – here’s yet another great ad. It features an Indian, called Howling Wolf, a woman on an Egyptian camel and some ‘naughty’ girls (read: ‘porn stars’)… More.

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NY Festivals; what’s all the fuss about…

With this fantastic idea about global warming for MTV Switch, Ogilvy won a golden Outdoor award at the New York Festivals. Last week we were slightly disappointed with the meagre Amsterdam-score in Cannes (except of course for the wonderful Grand Prix by Tribal DDB); we… More.

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Philips versus Twitter

When it rains, it pours; we are writing yet again about brand new Grand Prix winner Tribal DDB. This week they launched another campaign for Philips, called Philips Versus. Through a dedicated website, Twitter and Flickr, the Dutch consumer electronics brand tries to reel in UGC.… More.

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Grand Prix for Tribal DDB

This weekend ‘Carousel’ for Philips, made by Tribal DDB, won a Film Grand Prix in Cannes! Last week the online case was already awarded with a silver Cyber Lion. According to film jury member Richard Bullock (180 Amsterdam) the jury was unanimous and quick to… More.

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2 silver Cyber Lions, 1 bronze

The cyber lions are of course the most important Lions at the moment; they can predict the leading agencies of the next decade. Three Cyberlions yesterday for Amsterdam; silver for Tribal DDB with a cinematic widescreen (21:9) experience for Philips; Skipintro won silver for ‘For the… More.

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Ziggo offers ‘the new age of television’

The ideal TV night for Leo Beenhakker – a Dutch football (US: soccer) coach – consists of a classic war movie, a great tennis match and Animal Planet. The result is a Monty Pythonesque mash-up, featuring the Cadbury Gorilla as a referee! The commercial, made… More.

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The analogue Matrix

In its ideal form, advertising simply enlarges a recognizable consumer insight. Since DDB Amsterdam understands this, it created a very funny metaphor for Ziggo, targeting consumers using an analogue signal for a brand new flat screen TV. And the generous part is that all the… More.

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Monster of Loch Ness on tape…NOT

Imagine you’re hiking around Loch Ness in Schotland and all of a sudden the legendary monster appears. Wow, you could be the very first person to get Nessie on ‘tape’ and sell the footage to the media! Luckily you already have your camera at hand, ready… More.

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Flow; Nothing; Lowe

Adformatie reported last week that according to research conducted by Synovate 63% of the Dutch advertisers believe that the added value of advertising agencies will diminish. The reason is that more and more advertisers obtain agency expertise in-house. The same research clearly shows that agencies… More.

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DDB wins two grand prix at Eurobest

DDB Amsterdam was the most successful Dutch agency at the Eurobest Awards in Stockholm this year. With two grand prix (and one bronze) the agency was also third in the Agency of the Year competition. DDB received one of the prestigious awards for its Volkswagen… More.

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