Monday, October 09, 2006


A new era for AWARD launches on Wednesday November 8th at the Sydney Opera House with its biggest membership ever celebrating the best creative work of the year.
After a pre-presentation cocktails in the northern foyers The AWARD Presentation will be held in the Opera House Concert Hall, which will be open to everyone in the industry. A VIP AWARD Members and Sponsors equisite gourmet cocktail party follows in Guillaume at Bennelong, with the after-party at The Establishment sponsored by The Sweet Shop.
Among a host of local and overseas luminaries Trevor Beattie, of Beattie McGuinness Bungay, London (pictured with Nelson Mandela) will be AWARD’s special guest on the night. Beattie, while at TBWA London, has been responsible for a string of extremely visible, award winning, talked about advertising campaigns such as FCUK, Sony PlayStation and Wonderbra.
AWARD Entries are at record levels, with works from Asia contributing to a particular surge in print. ‘None of the Above’ has risen by 50% which should provide some interesting cases for the new judging panel formulated specifically for this category. AWARD Finalists will be released Monday 16th October 2006.

AWARD 2006 Presentation Evening
Wednesday 8th November, at 6.30pm
The Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
Dress: Black Tie

AWARD VIP Member Ticket A$250 + GST
Includes Pre-presentation Cocktail Party at The Opera House, VIP seats at the AWARD Awards Presentation at The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, VIP Members Only equisite gourmet Cocktail Party with gourmet food in Guillaume at Bennelong, plus entry to the exclusive After-party at The Establishment, sponsored by The Sweet Shop.

NB: Limited tickets, first in best dressed. Some ‘life-partner’ tickets available upon request.

Non-Member Tickets $80 + GST
Includes Pre-presentation Cocktail Party at The Opera House and AWARD Awards Presentation.

RSVP: 20th October, 2006
Contact AWARD on +61 2 8297 3877 or email http;//

NOTE: OVERSEAS AND INTERSTATE DELEGATES. If you are coming to AWARD, why not come one day earlier and attend Campaign Brief's YoungGuns/AWARD Melbourne Cup Lunch in Sydney on Tuesday 7th November. Special guests Trevor Beattie and Chuck McBride, ECD of TBWA\Chiat\Day North America plus a host of other YoungGuns judges from around the world. There are limited invites available. Contact Lynchy at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe Mandela got to meet Trevor Beattie.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two men talking. One's a nobel peace prize winner, the father of his nation and the other is a twat with curly hair who did some ads in the 90s. And which one are they are asking us to pay to go see?

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but you do get pre-dinner cocktails and an 'after party'.

You didn't get that on Robben Island did you?

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't this photo in Mandelas autobiography?

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynchy, what's going on at Patts Melb.? Dream team's gone!

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8.11am, you're a fucking dickhead. Those ads Trevor did in the 90's (and is still doing to this day) are better than anything you could ever dream of. Who are you anyway? Do you own you're own agency? Is your name written on the front door of the place you work? Have you won Grand Prix D&AD's, Grand Prix Cannes, Gold Clio's, Gold One Show's?

Sign your name and let everyone know who you are if you're going to make comments like that you wanker.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Lynchy, how come the Australian beat the blog to the Patts Y&R Melb disintegration news???

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8.11am, you're a dickhead. Those ads Trevor did in the 90's (and continues to do today) are a class above anything you'll ever achieve in your career.

Who are you? Do you own you're own agency? Is you're name on the front door of the place you walk into everyday? Have you won numerous Grand Prix D&AD's, Grand Prix Cannes, Gold Clio's, Gold One Show's?

Have your ads shifted and changed popular culture forever?
Have ever been asked to speak at world creative forums?

Sign your name if you're going to make comments like that in the future. Or don't you want anyone to know who you are?

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darryn Devlin and Trevor Beattie use the same hairdresser.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mandela's more a direct specialist but I understand he's moving into more online and crm stuff these days. He said the politics shit helped give him the profile to set up his boutique agency in SA and get a bit of international PR>

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree with 12:06. The guy's a fucken visionary legend. 8:11, if you don't get our respect for great thinkers in the field of advertising then just get fucked. Don't want ya here. You're no good to us. Bye bye.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Although you make some salient and valid points, I must point out that the comment...

"Do you own you're own agency? Is you're name on the front door.."

..makes me laugh for so many, many basic spelling-related reasons.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nelson Mandela's met a lot of famous, visionary people. From Popes to princes, all have shared moments of wisdom with the most famous black activist of modern times.

And then his secretary informs him that he's got a meeting with Trevor Beattie.

Trevor who? Asks Mandela.

"Oh, he's a guy who made everyone buy clothes because of the word 'fuck' and did a famous ad about tits."

Look at Mandela's face. Priceless.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:46 I'd like to see Mandela's face if they told him he had to spend time with some no talent hack (not you, just any hack) working away on poo & fart joke print ads (circa 1997) in a secondary ad market and hoping to pick up a resonable facsimile of bronzed D&AD at the Australian Ad Idol season finale AWARDs.

Thanks goodness he isn't the special guest.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2.29pm, I'm the first to admit I don't own my own agency. But then I also don't sit back and slag off creative geniuses like the coward 8.11am does.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wrote 2:46, and yes, I would be hideously frightened to meet Nelson Mandela, seeing as the sum total of my career so far is a relatively amusing pun for Legal & General and a terrible series of ads for soup.

Beattie is a God.

I just wonder what the two of them spoke about.

Twenty quid says that Beattie tried to pitch a campaign for the South African World Cup or something.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trevor isn't a creative genius. He's just a very regular bloke who once got fired and that made him angry so he decided to work so hard that the bloke who fired him (Patrick Collister-I think) regretted it. So Trevor worked harder than anybody who reads this blog and that, as it always does, paid off.

I'm not saying he's not talented, he is. but if everybody worked as hard as him there'd be a lot more 'geniuses' out there.

Same is true of Mandela. But jailed instead of fired.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a lot of people who could work 24 hours a day for the rest of their lives and their contribution to their chosen field still wouldn't amount to shit. You, 5:06, are one of them.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, profound, man.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5.06 is right. Beattie is no creative genius. He's a great showman, with an eye for populist work. His suspect political methods and insatiable appetite for PR has left him with few friends in the UK industry.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Fricken hilarious.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9.44- that's true. 9.02 (the 1st one) is sucked in by all of this crap.

But 9.44, your comment re the PR appetite is somewhat backed up by this tale. When Beattie won his first DADA's for Nissan he hired a film crew to follow him round for the night. This was before he was a CD. I was there. Oh my god.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Obvious should have said.
"What the fuck is Mandella doing with an ad wanker. And why is the ad wanker kneeling?"

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky someone mentioned it was Beattie - I thought it was Ross Noble talking to Mr Mandela.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trevor Beattie looks like Weird Al Yankovic.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. John Mescall from Smart is weird Al Yancovic.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For one it's Yankovic you dicks! And Mr. Beattie is kneeling because he just finished polishing Nelson's pink-tipped nobel prize winning co...

10:05 PM  

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