New York photographer Joni Sternbach is a great portrait photographer. That said, she's set herself apart by taking up the lost art of the wet plate collodion, one of the first popular photography processes.
According to this site, advertising agencies spend €18.5 million (that's $24.5 million for those keeping track) on entry expenses for Cannes. Here's what we could all be chipping in for instead. We like the bit about... well, we won't give it away.
Y&R won big at last Wednesday's Radio Mercury Awards. Their series of gun control spots for Mom's Demand Action won in the PSA category.
Their spots support Mom’s Demand Action’s mission to raise awareness and advance gun control reform. The spots use the “National Anthem” and “My Country” with rewritten lyrics that are sung by young Americans.
“We’ve used two songs that are part of the fabric of American life to raise awareness of the range of assault weapons that are readily available. Using a child to sing the lyrics brought it very close to home and created a new poignant context for these patriotic songs,” said Jim Elliott, CCO of Y&R New York.
The spot (you can hear below) was produced in wake of the Newtown school shooting and ran in the NYC market from 4/16 – 4/29, coinciding with the political gun control debates and campaigns that were running state and nationwide. Excellent work. Too bad Congress ignored it all.
Here's the latest out of ROKKAN. They launched a large-scale initiative for Caesars, redesigning 41 of their digital properties across their entire portfolio of brands (Caesars Palace, Harrah's, and more).
We hear the team got flown to Sin City for research. This research included being embedded with Caesars' tech unit, and running several vigorous rounds of research and user testing (playing a bit of blackjack in the process) to gain deep insight into their online booking and retention challenges. Backbreaking work. Painful.
CNN veteran, Kristine Petrik has been tapped as Senior VP, Director of Newsroom Operations at sparks & honey.
In this newly created role, Petrik will oversee all newsroom operations across all clients, including real-time branded content activation, and optimization and acceleration of content. She will report to sparks & honey Founder and CEO Terry Young.
Petrik joins the agency following a 24 year stint with CNN/Time Warner Inc. Most recently, as director of integrated promotion with CNN/Time Warner Inc.