While most Amsterdam agencies are letting employees go, Wieden+Kennedy is still hiring. First of all: recruiter Sophie Worth (far left). She returns to Wieden after having worked for 15 years in production, consulting and recruitment. Kia Heinnen (left) and Zoe Hawkins join W+K from Colenso BBDO Auckland, where in just 2,5 years they created award-winning work for Levi’s, Auckland City Council and New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Finally, social strategist Ef Rodrigues joins the agency from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where he was Associate Director of Social Strategy and Communications.
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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 called out “Tropicana, BBDO Toronto” (winning a Lion in Cannes this year) we think Tribal did a very nice job here. Last year Tribal woke up a rooster with the wake-up light, but you can imagine that testing this product on real people comes across way more credible. Especially when you make a documentary out of it. And even more so, if you let Dough Pray – who also did Art & Copy – direct it. On a dedicated website you can follow the inhabitants of Longyearbyen and see how they react on Philips’ Wake-up light. We don’t know when the documentary will be released, but having seen the trailer we are sure it will be a qualitative piece of advertising.
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 decide that this was a Grand Prix. David Lubars (BBDO), who presided the film jury, called it mind blowing and said it showed the way forward. True enough; the technique gives an extra (interactive) dimension to film. And when content is fully animated, the viewer can even change the ‘camera’ angle in any desirable way – which we saw earlier this year in the commercial for the game Killzone 2. Other Amsterdam winners in Film: TBWA\Neboko won silver for its Heineken walk-in fridge and bronze for its IDFA films – both commercials won a golden ADCN lamp earlier this year. Amsterdam agencies Indie and Ogilvy also won a bronze Lion for respectively Orange Babies and Sensoor.