DBA Awards nomination

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Delighted to say that the Glasgow Life (World Gymnastics Championships) paper I wrote for Front Page – well I wrote the original paper, that won a Gold and a Chairman’s Award at The Marketing Star Awards earlier this year and Paula Anderson used that as the basis of the DBA paper – has now been shortlisted at the DBA Awards (extremely prestigious and we won a gold three years ago for Royal Caribbean Cruises).

It’s definitely won an award.  Just don’t know what colour yet.

Update on 7 March 2017:  It won a Silver.

Gotcha!

Like many people, including the journalists at What Digital Camera.com,  I was fooled by a very convincing website for a new “invention” that claimed it could turn your old analogue 35mm cameras into digital processing units.

There was simply nothing fake looking about it at all…

So like thousands of other suckers I registered interest on the website of Rogge & Pott GbR; the instigators of the April Fool’s Day hoax.

Last night they sent me a very nice email that let me down gently.

Well done chaps.  Well executed throughout.

This is it…

Thankyou for your enquiry about Re35.

Some good news:
The feedback to our “product” has truly been overwhelming. It seems Re-35 really addresses a need and people worldwide can‚t seem to wait to get their hands on our “product”.

The bad news:
Some things are to good to be true!
Re35 does not really exist. We (the design company Rogge & Pott) created Re35 as an exercise in identity-design. We invented the “product” because it was something, that we had wished for for a long time (as many others).
We launched the website and sent out  “press releases” on April first – thinking, that the date would make clear, that Re35 is just wishful thinking – a classic April Fools Prank!

However:
All this attention Re35 ist getting might actually be good for something. It proves, that there is a gigantic community of photographers with analog equipment out there that is desperately waiting for a product  like this to come along.

We hope there are no hard feelings
and that you are not too disappointed.

Cheers from Germany.
Henning Rogge

In my slimmer days

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I am inedbted to Doug Cook for spotting and sending me this. It’s a recruitment ad for the very early days Leith Agency. I was an account man there at the time. The shot was taken from an award winning press campaign (I was the account handler) for The Edinburgh Club.  The original ad that the photo derived from featured an exaggerated ‘before and after’ comparison. Naturally, I was the ‘before’.

Anyway the Leith recruitment ad was essentially saying we want account handlers who are prepared to get their tits out.

It worked.

I left six months later to set up 1576 with Adrian and David.

That’ll teach ’em to give me a public profile!

Here it is at a more browser friendly size.

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A New role

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I’ve just been asked to work as an advisor with a great design company in Manchester called Corporation Pop.  (Mancunian for tap water in case you were wondering.)

I’ve been working with them since last spring and have built up a really good relationship with their two directors, Dom and Dan.

It was reported in the North West yesterday, here.  And in The Drum, here.  And here.  My oh my.

They’re a great business and I’m really looking forward to it.

Think Hard in the press

A project that I am working on at 60 Watt got really good coverage in our local newspaper, The Edinburgh Evening News, at the weekend.  Really nice creative work and a great client which we developed identity, name, advertising and a shopping guide for

You’ll need to click through on the image to read it.