CAMPAIGN DIARY: Fifties-style dancers grace poster awards as APL gets the hump

We would love to say our minds were on the winners at Campaign’s Poster Awards last week, but the talk around most of the tables was of the striking resemblance between one of the 50s-style dancers and Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper’s chief executive, Brett Gosper. Funnily enough, we never saw him on Euro’s table although Mark Wnek, the agency’s executive creative director, assured us that Gosper was as light on his feet.

We would love to say our minds were on the winners at Campaign’s

Poster Awards last week, but the talk around most of the tables was of

the striking resemblance between one of the 50s-style dancers and Euro

RSCG Wnek Gosper’s chief executive, Brett Gosper. Funnily enough, we

never saw him on Euro’s table although Mark Wnek, the agency’s executive

creative director, assured us that Gosper was as light on his feet.



We were surprised to hear about the attitude of Ammirati Puris Lintas

when it came to the collection of the silver award for best use of bus

advertising.



After hearing rumours that they were going to scoop an award for their

Flora Marathon ’cheese grater’ poster, the ad’s creators, Per Knalvaag

and Jason Bolton, called the agency to ask them if they knew that they

were in line to win an award for the work.



The agency thanked them for the information but said that APL’s creative

director, Steve Rabosky, would be collecting the award and that Knalvaag

and Bolton wouldn’t even be getting an invite.



The team, who are now freelancing at Euro after being made redundant,

were a bit miffed until Euro’s creative director, Paul Shearer,

suggested they gatecrash the night and collect the award that was

rightly theirs. In the end, Knalvaag and Bolton were quicker on their

feet than Rabosky to get to the stage and collect the gong.



Finally, a plea from the Saatchi & Saatchi creative, Dave Hobbs, and the

Leo Burnett creative, Gary Sharpen. The pair, who were partners at

Saatchis before Sharpen left for Burnett, won a silver award in the most

innovative use of outdoor category for their Godzilla ’crushed car’

installation.



But, sadly, they had the award nicked from their table. If you know of

its whereabouts, please let us know.



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