Thoughts on The Denver 50
According to Matt Ingwalson who has been gathering and uploading entries for The Denver 50 courtesy of the New Denver Ad Club this weekend, there were 167 submissions to the contest this year. Granted, it’s the first year for the idea and not everyone may have heard about it. But let’s do some math, shall we?
Each entry had to be created during the last 18 months. That means there are 9, count ‘em 9, great pieces created in Denver every month. That makes us sad.
According to Henry Gill’s website, there are 314 agencies in Colorado (give or take). Let’s say those 9 great pieces are created in 9 separate shops each month. That means there are 305 agencies in Colorado that can’t come up with one great idea in an entire month. That makes us sad. And sick.
Hopefully, the work is stunning that wins. Hopefully, the judges decide to re-title the show The Denver 167 because they can’t disregard a single entry in the mix. Hopefully, we’ll have heaps of reporting to do when we’re holding the winners’ book in our hands in the coming weeks. Hopefully.