Thursday, June 29, 2006


The 28th AWARD Call for Entry has gone live online.
New Developments 2006:
AWARD will now accept work that has appeared anywhere in the world, with the
following requirements:
A - In all non-craft categories, work must have originated and been
completed in Asia, New Zealand or Australia.
B - In craft categories, the work must have been completed by an Asian, New Zealand or Australian supplier, even if originated elsewhere.
(AWARD incorporates the following countries: Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.)
Eligibility Dates are: First published or aired between August 1st 2005 - July 21st 2006.
CLOSING DATES FOR THE CATEGORIES LISTED- television & cinema, radio, interactive media, "none of the above", direct marketing, mixed media, graphic design:
CLOSING JULY 28- print, outdoor posters, innovative media:

Contact Lucy Mckee or Pauline Smyth at AWARD:
Telephone +61 2 8297 3877
Fax: +61 2 8297 3801

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


While the leisurecrats were colluding at Columbe D’or,
pissing it up at the Palais and voyeuring at the villa, the workers,
left at mill, sort respite at Eat City.
The ‘No Cannes Do’ celebrated its third year at Sydney’s
Eat City with major sponsors Fairfax supported by Capitol Films and FBI.
Fairfax showed how easy it is to get to Cannes with a display of
finalists for this year’s Young Creative Award with Marketing
Manager Martin Curnow calling for more entries next year.
Donna Svanberg of Capitol presented the Gold Silver and Bronze
‘Lyins’ donate by FBI, which was won by Geoff Reid of JWT.


Russel Howcroft, CEO of The Furnace, announced today Rob Martin Murphy
will be joining The Furnace as their new national creative director, replacing Jay Furby. Furby, who was in Cannes last week, has left the agency to pursue other options in both Australia and overseas.
Martin Murphy will have overall responsibility for the creative leadership of The
Furnace in Sydney and Melbourne, and he starts his new role next Monday,
3 July.
Says Howcroft: "Rob is a great ideas guy and we're excited to
have him on board managing the creative product of The Furnace. Rob's
role is to build on our reputation of delivering superb, breakthrough
work that drives growth for our clients."
Martin Murphy began his advertising career as a copywriter in 1990 at the age of
18. After stints at Leo Burnett, JWT, Ball Partnership and BAM
SSB in Sydney, he was offered the post of Executive Creative Director
of Euro RSCG Singapore/Malaysia, in February 2000.
He has a wealth of experience across many brands including SBS, Asia
Pacific Breweries, Yahoo!, Volvo, Reckitt Benckiser, Nestle, Unilever,
Red Bull, Philips, Peugeot, and Sara Lee.
His work has gained recognition at major award shows including Cannes,
Clio, One Show, Asian Advertising Awards, and AWARD.
He was a tutor of AWARD School in Australia for five years, co-Chairman
for two years and was a tutor for the Institute of Advertising Singapore
for three years. He was also a member of the Havas Worldwide Creative
Board while at Euro RSCG Singapore, and has been a judge at AWARD and
the Singapore CCAs.
Martin Murphy left Euro RSCG in 2005 and took a break from the business while
continuing with his rugby career (he played for both the national
Singapore 15's and 7's rugby teams). He returned as a freelance
consultant and led several successful pitches including a global
experiential marketing project for Tiger Beer on behalf of The Works (an
agency with offices in London, New York and Sydney).
Says Martin Murphy: "I'm looking forward to working back in the Australian industry and working with The Furnace. They have a great portfolio of brands, which presents a terrific opportunity for me. I'm also looking forward to working with Anthony Gregorio and Russel Howcroft. They are both supporters of great ideas and I admire where they want to take the agency."

Sunday, June 25, 2006