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
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’
But, sadly, they had the award nicked from their table. If you know of
its whereabouts, please let us know.