2:55 p.m. Finalizing the medals for press. Had a quick lunch. Had pretty lame chicken. Talked to Mark Figliulo from Chiat NY about the film jury. Sounds like they had a million web video entries. As Mark said, "Just because you have a camera, doesn't mean you should use it." They still have a lot of work to do. We on the other hand finish up today!
We've had a lot of debate today over the art direction category. Does a great illustration make it great art direction?
In the end, I'm very happy with the work we've chosen so far. Just a couple more hours and then we hit the terrace at the Carlton.
I've attached two photos of us celebrating for feeling good about the job we'd done, but also for being finished. This was a tremendous amount of work. The first photo is of me and Justin Gomes, the judge from South Africa. The second is of a larger group. Now it's time to hit the terrace.
We found our way to a little joint full of French countrymen and women. If the locals like it, I like it. We're hooking up with a group after dinner. Should get interesting.
I attached a photo so you could see how nuts this guy is. He actually got a tattoo today because twitter told him to. What the hell? I also ran into Rick Boyko, the head of VCU brandcenter. He showed me a list of all the graduates that have already gotten jobs. Pretty impressive. Good to know agencies are hiring.
I'm headed to the gutter bar now.
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR|
Blake Ebel is the chief creative officer of Euro RSCG, Chicago.
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