• Colorado Agency Recognition News: Creativity's Agency of the Year

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    If you’re wondering what’s been going on over the last year right here in our own backyard at one of the best advertising agencies in the world, check out the piece Creativity has put together on their 2008 Agency of the Year, Crispin Porter + Bogusky. After reading, you’ll be hard-pressed not to agree the award is thoroughly well-deserved. (And how great is it that this story is unveiling right here in Colorado, with CPB’s Boulder office now housing 550 staffers – including the agency’s creative leadership.) Our hats off to a shop that never ceases to make our jaws drop.

    Photo by Tyler Stableford, one of Colorado’s best.

  • New Poll: Colorado Agency of the Year >>

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    Please vote for the Colorado Agency of the Year in our 2nd annual poll. It’s time to let your voice be heard.

  • FirstBank's Re-Gifting Campaign Via TDA

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    In this new holiday campaign, mall shoppers in Colorado, California and Arizona will be given the chance during December to pick up free gifts for their friends and family, courtesy of FirstBank. To take advantage, a camera phone and access to a digital printer are required.

    The backlit posters on which the ads appear invite passersby to photograph, and then print out a “homemade” jam label (needs existing jam jar), a “star adoption” certificate, or a painting of a clipper ship (needs frame), which they can then “give to a loved one.” In the ads’ tagline, FirstBank says, “We’re here to help you save.” The executions double as direct mail.

    From the press release: “The campaign’s intent is to take advantage of the holiday season to make a more personal connection between the bank and its customers and potential customers. The idea is that, coming from a regional as opposed to a national bank, such a message will be seen as a shared joke (as well as an acknowledgment of the difficult economy).

    So damn good. Agency: TDA Advertising & Design, Boulder.

  • Favorite books of our favorite designers

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    The Goodness Blog asks a handful of influential designers:
    Please recommend a book that you have found particularly inspiring or meaningful to your development as a creative person.

    The one restriction: Please no books on graphic design.

    Interesting to see how many of them are children’s books.

  • Survey: Many Would Take Denver Egotist Over Sex

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    Intel recently released a study which shows that, given the choice, only 30% of men would give up the internet over sex. Thus, through inductive reasoning, we’re able to ascertain that 70% of you would take The Denver Egotist over sex. You sad, sad bastards.

  • Serious Security Flaw Found in IE

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    Users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.

    The flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people’s computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.

    Read the rest of the article on BBC News. And long live Firefox.

    (Thanks, Andrew)

  • Gill Foundation Holiday Card Builder

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    Here’s a fun little site for the Gill Foundation’s Gay & Lesbian Fund of Colorado, declaring “We should all be judged by the content of character, not our closets” – and allowing you to dress up a snowman in flamboyant attire accordingly. You can then email the result, along with a holiday greeting, to anyone you feel would get a kick out of it. Agency: Vermilion, Boulder.

  • Larytta: Souvenir de Chine

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    Directed by Switzerland’s Körner Union.

    (Via Drawn!)

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