Saturday, May 12, 2007


The Clio Awards honoured Australia's Bob Isherwood (pictured top) last night, presenting the Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide creative director with the Clio Lifetime Achievement Award, only the 7th ever awarded.
The theme was 'Bob Isherwood Spikey Hair', from the Bob Isherwood masks that everyone was given, to the spikey cupcake desert. This could have ended up a pretty cheesy night. But the cupcake seemed easier to stomach after former Saatchi London ECD Dave Droga (second from top) and Saatchi worldwide chief Kevin Roberts (third from top on the left) made two fun and heartfelt speeches about thier respect and admiration for their mate, humble as always, Bob Isherwood. Saatchi NZ ECD Mike O'Sullivan and Saatchi Australia ECD David Nobay also attended the tribute.
A Bob lookalike, painted head to toe in Gold, walked around the venue in between acting like a statue. He was replaced later by Isherwood himself, also painted head to toe in Gold, who fooled everyone for a long time before revealing himself as the star of the night.
In other Clio news, the Aussie lads put their best feet forward in the Future Gold competition today. Both Ben Sampson (Clemenger BBDO Sydney) and Tim green (DDB Sydney) presented big ideas with their newfound partners - pictured below. The final presentation was to the Adobe client rather than to creative directors, and we will know who wins later today at the presentation of the 2007 Winners for Print, Interactive, Content & Contact, Integrated Campaigns, Innovative Media and Design (after 9pm, Friday night, Miami time).


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