Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Entry for YoungGuns 2006 has kicked off with another controversial Call For Entry campaign - “Worth the Pain”.
Conceived by Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland with the insight that if there's one thing young creatives know about producing great work, it's that they often have to go through hell to get there. Long hours, low pay, poor diet and high stress all combine, threatening to waste them away to mere wrecks. That's where this year's YoungGuns call for entries comes in (www.worththepain.com). It comes in the form of a healthy reassurance to the world's under thirty creative community that all this self-inflicted mental and physical trauma they're putting themselves through to enter YoungGuns is really “worth the pain.”
The end result being a truly integrated campaign that is already working its way into creative directors' offices and their departments across the globe.
To kick things off they created the Dr. Junge Pistole Wellness Clinic (loosely translating into 'YoungGuns' in German) in Cannes where nurses administered saline drips and vodka retoxes to weary and damaged young creatives. A series of creams and ointments to ease the patients' symptoms were also placed in dispensers in bathrooms across the city.
A variety of self-treatment posters were created highlighting the potentially lethal threat of ulcers, psoriasis and hemorrhoids (all inevitably brought on by the day to day stresses of the agency environment). These were then sent out to departments around the world. The agency also created a series of print ads that enabled young creatives to test their blood, phlegm, urine and stools.
There is also an online medical facility that reviews creatives' health and diagnoses them. On the site, a virtual nurse appears, prescribing creatives with a downloadable self-treatment film (directed by Saatchi NZ's Matty Burton and Dave Bowman).
If your stomach's up to it, have your physical and mental state assessed too at www.worththepain.com
Toby Talbot, CD of Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland had this to say:
“Creative Award shows have become increasingly competitive, and although YoungGuns is unique with its focus on young and emerging talent, our job in creating their call for entries campaign was to position YoungGuns as the edgiest creative awards show in the world. Why? Simply, the freshest, most innovative thinking comes from young creatives around the world, and this is clearly reflected by the young team who created the 'Worth the Pain' campaign”.
YoungGuns is known globally for their controversial call for entry campaigns, having had award-winning campaigns in previous years created and developed by Crispin Porter + Bogusky Miami, Leo Burnett Chicago and Mother London. Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland has clearly continued this tradition.
The YoungGuns call for entry can be viewed at:

For more information about entering YoungGuns, to view the complete line-up of judges, or to download the creative brief visit www.ygaward.com
Entries for YoungGuns 2006 close on Friday September 29th, 2006.


Creative Director:
Mike O'Sullivan

Campaign Originators: Dave Bowman, Matty Burton, Toby Talbot, Steve Back.

Art director: Matty Burton, Dave Bowman, Steve Back, Matt Swinburne.
Copy writers: Dave Bowman, Matty Burton, Toby Talbot, Helen Steemson.

Ambient Posters:
Art Directors: Matty Burton, Dave Bowman, Steve Back, Jay Ng.
Copy writers: Dave Bowman, Matty Burton, Toby Talbot, Ben Pegler.

Art Directors: Matty Burton, Dave Bowman, Steve Back
Copywriters: Dave Bowman, Matty Burton, Toby Talbot

DM (bottles):
Art Directors: Matty Burton, Dave Bowman, Steve Back
Copywriters: Dave Bowman, Matty Burton, Toby Talbot

DM (brochure):
Art Directors: Matty Burton, Dave Bowman, Steve Back, Rosita Rawnsley-Mason, Matt Swinburne.
Copywriters: Dave Bowman, Matty Burton, Toby Talbot, Stacey Lee, Helen Steemson.

Interactive CD: Tom Eslinger
Art Directors: Matty Burton, Dave Bowman, Steve Back, Brian Merrifield, Chris Jones, Farah Iqbal
Copywriters: Dave Bowman, Matty Burton, Toby Talbot, Andy Dilallo, Jay Benjamin, Tom Hazledine, Cameron Harris, James Mcleod

Viral Films:
Directors: Matty Burton, Dave Bowman.
Producer: Donah Bowers

Dennis Monk

Daniel Liao
Musonda Katongo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

piss funny. brilliant!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

compliments to the designer who had to stare at an arsehole all day. i feel ill.

nice one

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip!lmao

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking hell. The credits list has changed three times on this article since it was first posted. Just stop arguing over there in NZ and enjoy the fact you've made some bloody good ads!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some sick minds at play there. Fucking funny though, love the online mpegs. I once beat off to my CD, but he didn't find it very amusing. Ba-dum.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Finally we all agree.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking unreal!
Get mummya breezer.
Miss you guys.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well put together as you'd expect the guys at Saatchi's and the website is a corker. But i have to say it feels a little stero-typical.

Just cause you're under 30 it doesn't mean you have to slog your guts out and eat shit all day every day just to get a good idea through.

I'm sure Juan Cabral had things going all right for him last year just before he cleaned up with Sony "Balls". And then they got even better when they made him CD. Hardly the "junior" under 30 creative that's doing it tough.

But I guess that's more the fault of Young Gun's to set up another award show with a weak point of difference.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, let's make Young Guns for creatives under 25 instead! (And watch the money dry up.)

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least an under 25 Award show will have a better point of difference. The work may not be as good but at least it will encourage the youth of the industry.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mummy said lime! If you get muumy another orange one, she'll burn youse with her ciggie...

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, 25's too old. Fuck, I was a CD at 26.

Bring the age limit down to 9, max.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 is pushing it but in any first world country you'll have a hard time finding many creatives under 25. The work would end up shite. How about 27 1/2?

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The best site I've seen all year.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bunch of bollocks talking shit! fucking junior

2:58 PM  

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