How to be a copywriter

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ex-collectives wins Gold at Cannes

Ex-collective members, Chris Pugmire and Sharon Cleary, who are now working at Springer&Jacoby in Amsterdam have just won a gold lion at Cannes for their latest commercials. The ads were for Olympus but the Japanese HQ flipped after seeing their evil baby ad and pulled the ads, but not before they were run in Germany. The ads became cult successes on the internet and have now been endorsed by the ad world at cannes. Watch the Red Eye baby

Martini commercials

Perennial friend of The Collective, Yann Jones, just made these funnies for Martini – Suit and Bath

Monday, June 27, 2005

New freelancers join

Here are the new freelancers to have joined The Collective in June.

Bas van der Paardt – Dutch Art Director
With 21 international awards and two creative directorships under his belt, Bas is an experienced pair of hands for even the most difficult briefs. He’s freelanced for DDB, Wieden + Kennedy, KesselsKramer, OgilvyOne, Bates, and almost anyone else you care to mention.
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Falk Florian Eumann – German Art Director
Flak has been crazy about advertising ever since he was 15 years old when he had his first traineeship and he still loves it. He is very much a strategic, conceptual ATL Art Director with a very strong affinity to photography and film. He is also working on his own photography projects and also loves to write in English and Dutch fluently, and sometimes French.
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St├ęphane Allaman – French Designer

St├ęphane is a curious and imaginative designer based in Corbiel Essonnes in France. He’s produced great work for clients like Atelier Sans Frontieres and Helly Hansen. He speaks French, English and some German.
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New weblog

Welcome to the new Collective blog, the place to vist for all the updates about the world of advertising, freelancing and the Collective itself. If you have something interesting that you think we might like to post, please send it to