Thursday, March 30, 2006


The Adelaide Advertising and Design Club celebrates its 29th year with record entries into the AADC Awards.
Held this Monday night (April 3rd) the Club have also confirmed 450 guests will be attending the award show ceremony and dinner at the Adelaide Oval.
The judging panel was headed by Chairman of Judges, Jack Room from Badjar, Melbourne.
All judges are from interstate, making the AADC Awards one of the fairest judging systems in Australia. And where possible the AADC fly them over for the 3 days judging this weekend prior to awards.
Secrecy has always been paramount in the AADC awards ceremony, despite the award annual being printed and ready for distribution on the night.
The newly constructed AADC website at will feature the awards annual in pdf format from Tuesday.

Chairman of Judges
Jack Room

Advertising Panel
Paul Bruce
Alex Derwin
Peter Murphy
Steve Gill
Robbie Brammell
Emma Hill (pictured)
Steve Crawford
Matt Garbutt
Simon Langley
Sean Lavery

Design Panel
Michalea Webb
Amanda Roach
Andrew Ashton

TV Craft Panel
Jamie Doolan
Mick Connelly
Joylyn Watkins

Photography Panel
Eryk Fitkau
Mary Cook
Rob Anderson

Audio Panel
Philip Webster
Allie Knox
Ernie Rose

IT Panel
Sean Ganann
Kieran Ots
Mark Addy


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judges from interstate. What a great idea. Whatever happened to that, MADC?

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a great night Adelaide creatives - enjoy a fair judging system...
It is true to say some of Australia’s best creatives have come out of Adelaide.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Similar to Adelaide but a fair bit more sophisticated. The best creatives in Australia have come out of New Zealand.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It used to be the case, 6:59, but not any more. Geez, there's only two real agencies left: Clems and KWP! and none of them have much creative talent. I would say Perth is a lot better these days. And 7:21, you are wrong. What Kiwis? More like the other way around.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7.45 Name the Aussies that have set the world on fire from NZ.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:19. I presume you are asking me to name a few Aussie expats currently in NZ that are doing good stuff? Well off the top of my head, there's Steve Back, Matty Burton and Dave Bowman at Saatchi's, Richard Maddocks, Dave Govier and Levi Slavin at Colenso BBDO, Oliver Maisey at M&C Saatchi, Lachie McPherson at Publicis Mojo, Mandy Kennedy at DDB. Top Aussie Guy Rooke recently left Colenso BBDO to join Crispin Porter in Miami.
But I can't think of one kiwi creative of note over here. Oh, from the old days, Richard Osborn. Can you think of any?

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here someone is speaking about how Perth is suddenly the hot area and in the same breath saying that there are no good Kiwis. I'm sure Andrew Tinning won't be happy.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to have Alex Derwin's children.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to be the bacon in a Paul Bruce/Alex Derwin english muffin.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So pleased the used a photo of one of the cutest looking judges

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Andrew Tinning is the one Kiwi who's any good in this entire country - and the reason why Perth is even on the ad map in recent years. (But apart from Marketforce, and to a lesser extent 303 and Gatecrasher, the other agencies are complete and utter shit, just like every agency in Adelaide, Brisbane and fucking Hobart).

Anyway, this Kiwi myth must be exposed. Currently in NZ, most of the top CDs are foreign. Mike O and Toby Talbot at Saatchi, Richard Maddocks at Colenso BBDO, Nick Worthington and Lachie McPherson at Publicis Mojo, Paul Catmur at DDB, Oliver Maisey at M&C Saatchi, Sion Scott-Wilson at Lowe, Andy Blood at Whybin TBWA, Roy Meares at MTC, and Jeneal Rohrback at Y&R.

The only Kiwi CDs of note are Duster at Clems Wellington (and now he's been elevated to CEO), plus Jeremy Taine, Josh Lancaster and Jamie Hitchcock at MTC, and Darryl Parsons at Consortium. Oh, and Drew Ayers at Adworks Ogilvy, although not sure - even he might be Aussie.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly the hottest advertising jury, is it. Who picked that lot? Emma's the only top name there and why is someone from Badjar chairman?

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex Derwin is hot! And with him in there it definitely is a 'hung jury'

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex Derwin throws piss on girls.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'd be better off if the chairman of judges was a badger.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should see what Alex Derwin can do with a greasy badger, Oooooh!

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How will Eryk be able to do anything without Tomek?

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People from Adelaide don't make great creatives. They just try much, much harder. They've all got The Chip.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey they can't help being half an hour behind the rest of us.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That photo of Paul Bruce is great. He's so sexy. Although maybe a little feminine.


8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there really a Jack Room in Melbourne? We havent even got a tea room.

5:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:53am, don't forget the first rule of comedy - make it funny.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:40pm sorry jack.

4:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which reminds me, Jack Vaughan was the only great creative to come through Adelaide. Don't think he was actually born there, but he put Y&R (exterminated in 2004) on the map in the early days.

Lionel Hunt once said, "There are only three centres of advertising in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne and Y&R Adelaide."

These days, it would be Marketforce Perth.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get back to the first comment, at 6:09pm. Can anyone from MADC answer that?

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MADC is a joke

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex Derwin and Paul Bruce are gay and proud. Leave them alone.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's about the tv craft panel!!!! WTF??? scraping the bottom of the bottom of the barrel????

7:28 PM  

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