Wednesday, May 03, 2006


This is your last chance to book for the 2006 Siren Awards breakfast and Masterclass at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney on Thursday 11 May.
The breakfast will feature Michael Veitch, renowned for his work on D-Generation and Fast Forward, with Nova's Bianca Dye as host. Tickets are $60 per person (incl. GST), or a special rate if you buy a table.
The winner of the 2006 Siren Awards for creative excellence in radio advertising will be announced at the breakfast and be automatically entered into the Cannes Radio Lions to be held in June. The Gold Siren winner will also be awarded a trip for two and tickets to attend the festival in Cannes.
The Siren Masterclass, a creative seminar focusing on Australian comedy called "So Who the Bloody Hell Are We?", will follow on from the breakfast. Tickets are $550 (incl. GST).
Speakers include Michael Veitch from Fast-Forward and D-Generation, Andrew Hansen and Chas Licciardello from The Chaser, Dr Felicity Collins, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies, La Trobe University, and International creative expert and creator of the award-winning Australian radio brand campaign, Ralph van Dijk of Eardrum Australia.
Places to both events are strictly limited so to secure your place contact Alex Mallard on (02) 9281 6577 or


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I need to pay $550 to be told what I already know about Australian comedy, which is - other than The Chaser and few good stand-ups, completely non-existant and sucks beyond belief.

Commercial television is appalling in this country and dumbing us down.

Networks can buy the entire series of Seinfeld from the states for approximately the same price to make a pilot here. Where is the love people? Where is the belief? Where are the passinate cashed-up backers prepared to back a fresh good idea? Nowhere.

There you are, saved you $550 bucks.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahem *passionate

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:12, maybe you should go along, and fucking learn how to be funny.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if radio is so important how come twatty burton is the radio judge at cannes when he has never ever written a radio ad ...he is a hands off art director.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:50 PM if YOU were trying to be funny, you weren't.

I don't think 10.12am was talking about learning to be funny you tool and a good point was made.

$550?! Now that's funny.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So Who the Bloody Hell would go to this?"

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather shove $550 down the pants of a 10 tonne stripper.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

radio's a ddead medium. the only reason cannes and d&ad feature them is to make more money off agencies desperate to win awards.

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, podcasting is going to kill off commercial radio.

Just like television killed off cinema, the internet killed off television and online commerce has killed off bricks and mortar.

Oh, and clearly magazines are a dead medium because anyone who's interested in specialised topics can learn all they need to know online.

This is clearly bollocks.

1.30am is clearly someone who once got a radio brief and wasn't up to the task of writing something good from it.

Which is, of course, the fault of the medium.

And, by the way, the only reason Cannes and d&ad feature ANY medium is to make money off agencies desperate to win awards.

Did you see how much emap paid for the Cannes show a year or so ago? We're talking 30+million Euro.

1:17 PM  

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