AdForum’s Weekly Roundup: Epica Awards, Best of Movember, Top 5 Technology Ads, Keep America Beautiful (1971), and More

AdForum’s most popular and notable in-house content for the week. 

by James Thompson

Epica Awards Results Are In!


Founded in 1987, Epica is the only creative prize awarded by journalists working for marketing and communications magazines around the world. It offers an independent jury and global press coverage. Launched as the first European advertising competition, today it is an international celebration of creativity, attracting thousands of entries from more than 70 countries. Learn more about the winners at Epica Awards!

Check out AdForum’s Collection of the Best Movember Ads 


Top 5 Technology Ads: November 2015 Edition

Wayback Wednesday: 1971 “Keep America Beautiful” Ad Featuring Iron Eyes Cody

Every Wednesday AdForum's James Thompson features a notable ad from the past that in some way revolutionized advertising by profoundly impacting our industry, our culture, or the way our society interacts with commerce.

This week we take a trip back to 1971 when, believe it or not, the environment across America was taking a beating from citizens and corporations who never associated a healthy environment with their own quality of life. Litter was rampant. So was smoking, cigarette butts, and—apparently—roadside bags filled with discarded fast food. And corporations dumped waste into rivers and ecosystems with impunity. Though we like to look back on the past with a whimsical sense of nostalgia, the truth is 1971 wasn’t paradise. Read the full article at AdForum

Enjoy AdForum's Very Holiday Ad of the Weekend 

Agency of the Week

Ogilvy & Mather: “We sell. Or else.” These words of David Ogilvy sound simple, but are deeply meaningful to us. David began the agency in 1948 and built Ogilvy & Mather into one of the most legendary branding companies in the world. Underpinning this is the philosophy of “divine discontent” — the simple belief that in order to be creative one must be permanently dissatisfied and always seeking to be better than good. 

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