Wednesday, October 22, 2008

October update

This month:

Silver Shark at Kinsale Awards for Collective Conceptual Copywriter
Collective Workshop in Slovenia
VAR declarations
Monthly drinks become quarterly drinks


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Silver Shark at Kinsale Awards for Collective Conceptual Copywriter
Conceptual Copywriter Bart van Goethem and Art Director Johan van Oeckel have been awarded a Silver Shark at the Kinsale Shark Advertising Awards 2008 for their work for DDB Brussels. See
www.sharkawards.com/index2.html


And that’s not the only good news this Flemish team has to report, their EVA advertisement is also on the shortlist for the Standaard Solidariteitsprijs. See
www.thecollective.net/inlarge.asp?file=337_14&c=337

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VAR Declarations
It’s time, once again, to apply for your VAR declarations.
Please send a copy of your 2009 VAR declaration to our administration as soon as possible.
You can email these to Noah Noah@thecollective.net

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Collective Workshop in Slovenia
Following an initiative by Collective freelancer Martin Mol, Creative Directors Jan van Meel and Peter van der Wijk will be holding Conceptual Thinking workshops during the Xtreme Bonbon Junkies Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Xtreme Bonbon Junkies Festival is a student festival for jr. copy and art students and is the only international event for Copywriters. Martin Mol held a workshop here last year, and gave a lecture the year previously. He comments: “They’re here, so eager to learn, it is a pleasure to pass on our western creative advertising knowledge”.
Xtreme Bonbon Junkies, Young Creatives Session
25th till 27th November in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The website for the Extreme Bonbon Junkies festival is still under construction, but for now you can find information at www.kalidays.net/en/contacts/

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Monthly drinks become quarterly drinks
While Jack and Jasmine are away performing on their German tour during October, the Collective team is making preparations for the freelancers’ Christmas dinner. More information about this will be divulged in our next update.
We won’t be hosting any more end-of-month drinks this year, but will return in 2009 with a spectacular quarterly event. We’ll keep you informed!

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