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C2 It That You Actually Learn Something Useful in MTL

I know I’m a bit weird, but I love going to industry conferences. Not because I get a day or two out of the office and the chance to travel; my office is virtual anyway because I’m on the road traveling 100% of the time, so there’s no added perk there.

I love conferences because (nerd alert!) I love being in a learning environment. It’s surprising I wasn’t a “lifer” university student, because I actually adored going to classes, debating with my peers and feeling my brain expand with new facts and perspectives. Conferences are the closest thing to university in our professional lives. And we’re not graded on anything, so it’s a win-win.

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Give Peace, and Banner Advertising, a Chance

Banner advertising is dead, right?

Wrong.

A soapbox that JWT North America’s Chief Creative Officer Jeff Benjamin briefly stood upon at the recent 4A’s Transformation LA conference in Los Angeles, driving home the point that the media some advertisers have given up on deserves a second chance.

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Happy New… February!?

What! We’re a month into 2012 already? And so it goes, eh? A happy, if not ever-so-slightly belated, New Year wish to each of you from the IHAVEANIDEA team.

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One Week After Tomorrow

Well, a week later we should all be almost recovered from the Tomorrow Awards Conference and Ceremony in Amsterdam last Tuesday.

“Now I know why they are called the #tomorrowawards – I’ve awarded myself a lovely hangover today,” IHAVEANIDEA contributor and ECD at Tribal DDB Amsterdam Chris Baylis tweeted.

That sums it up nicely.

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Award Show Bedlam! Who’s ready for the Tomorrow Awards?

This is it! The Public Judges did their thing, the Monster Judges did theirs, and now we are only days away from the semi-annual Tomorrow Awards Conference & Ceremony! The last one was in the IHAVEANIDEA headquarters of Montreal, Canada, but this time around, we’re bringing the future of advertising to Amsterdam! Ignacio and Brianna are already in town, making all of the last minute preparations for what is bound to be another crazy and very inspiring day next Tuesday.

BRETT'S INBOX FAVES

Droga5 shows there's a price for getting your shine on

Droga5 shows there's a price for getting your shine on
Nothing shines quite like the supreme cleaning action of Shiny Suds bathroom cleanser, at least according to this exceedingly cheerful spot by New York ad gods Droga5. [...]

DDB Paris presents: The History of Hip-hop in four minutes

DDB Paris presents: The History of Hip-hop in four minutes
For those that don't know me, if there's one thing that outshines my love of 007, it's my love of hip-hop music. It takes up a good 80% of my iPod, and [...]

Leo Burnett Sydney: mindless fun for “the thinking man’s rum.”

Leo Burnett Sydney: mindless fun for “the thinking man’s rum.”
Aussie spirit Bundaberg is "the thinking man's rum", or at least that's what the tagline in this 60 second TV spot by Leo Burnett Sydney says. But I implore you, [...]


FROM THE CREATIVES SECTION...

AARON STARKMAN Executive Creative Director, CPB Canada

AARON STARKMAN Executive Creative Director, CPB Canada
Here at ihaveanidea, it’s one thing to interview all sorts of creative superstars, but it’s another thing to interview a creative superstar who you knew before he was a superstar. [...]

SERGIO ALCOCER, President & Chief Creative Officer,0 LatinWorks

SERGIO ALCOCER, President & Chief Creative Officer,0 LatinWorks
Prior to my recent visit to Austin, TX based LatinWorks, I had never really experienced in depth the American phenomenon known as a “multicultural agency.” [...]

JOHN NORMAN, Chief Creative Officer, The Martin Agency

JOHN NORMAN, Chief Creative Officer, The Martin Agency
It’s not every day that you’re brought in take the creative reins of one of the most respected agencies in the US, reins that have been guided for many years by a living legend. [...]

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