Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The move may dilute the power of the UK's top-spending advertiser by giving government departments greater autonomy.
One change concerns the way in which Whitehall marketers access COI agencies. The letter reveals that in some cases they have found its full managed service of procurement to be "unnecessary and costly".
From April, Whitehall departments will be able to procure and manage agencies from any COI roster themselves, through either a one-off payment for each contract or an annual subscription. However, the departments will still be allowed to ask the COI to pick an agency for them.
Media buying, which was recently awarded to WPP's M4C, is excluded from this.
Previously, any government marketers wishing to hire agencies directly have had to set up their own rosters to comply with public-sector procurement rules, although this has happened only rarely. The Department for Transport did this some years ago before returning to using the COI.
In another change, a new team structure will be introduced at the COI aimed at reflecting the areas covered by different government departments.
The teams, which will be focused on six themes including the environment and health, will each be led by a client-relationship specialist and a strategist.
by Gemma Charles, marketingmagazine.co.uk 30-Mar-10, 00:01
Monday, March 29, 2010
John Walsom is exhibiting in "Spring Awakening, an exhibition of colour and light" at KD Fine Art, The Old Pottery, Down Lane, Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ, 01483 811344. 1 April - 15 May.
John Walsom's portfolio
Friday, March 26, 2010
This should be good news for our illustrators and animators
UK advertising expenditure is forecast to increase 4.2% in 2011.
All major markets are expected to stabilise including the US at 0.2%, up from -2.6% in Carat’s previous forecast.
China is expected to rebound strongly with a rise of 16.1% along with Indonesia, up 15.8%, Brazil up 11.6% and Turkey, up 13.5%.
However, Japan is expected to fall 3.1%, along with Germany (-2.6%) and Spain (-2%).
All media are expected to return to growth in 2010, apart from newspapers and magazines.
The TV market, which fell 4.8% last year, will see the highest share of the spend at 45.2%, with global growth of 6% in 2010. Its growth is predicted to continue in 2011 at 6.1%.
Newspapers will have the second highest share of spend in 2010 at 20.3%, according to Carat, despite a predicted ad revenue fall of 2.9%. The decline is expected to slow in 2011 at -0.7%.
Online sees the most growth at 10.1% in 2010 with a rise of 9.1% forecast for next year.
Magazines, which were the worst hit last year with a fall of 20.2%, will see a drop of 3.9% in 2010 but a slight rise of 0.8% in 2011. Radio, which dropped 10.6% last year, is forecast to be up 2.3% this year and 0.9% next year.
Cinema and outdoor are also expected to grow this year at 3.6% and 2.4% respectively.
Jerry Buhlmann, chief executive of Aegis Media, said: "Looking at the UK, forecasts have improved with significant signs of recovery in the TV market in particular where trends in the first quarter look positive. While the year ahead remains challenging, theses are encouraging signs."
Buhlmann said: "This early view of future global adspend shows the potential for modest recovery through this year and into 2011 in what looks like being an increasingly benign environment."
The latest from Derek Bacon sees him bring to life the globally-resonating and challenging question: "What's Wrong With Washington" for The Economist.
This digital piece has taken pride of place on the front cover of The Economist recently. Taking advantage of the statue's recognisable status, Derek satirically reworks this globally famous memorial in photoshop to show Abraham Lincoln's despair at the slow state of US economic recovery.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
See it again on BBC iPlayer:
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Richard Wilde at ArtyBuzz has an art marketing ebook which sheds some light on what illustrators can do to get their work noticed and to promote themselves. If you’d like to have a look it can be read and downloaded at here
There's also a press pack for a fundraiser that he is currently running on Artybuzz.com for Water Aid, below. It’s a pretty good cause and some illustrators might want to add their work to the cause:
LONDON - Saatchi & Saatchi Canada has created a viral that predicts the death of advertising agencies unless they embrace the power of digital creative.
The viral, entitled 'The Last Advertising Agency on Earth', is a dark and sombre film that compares the death of the advertising industry to the fa
Bringing music to life with his marvellous imagination is Nick Murray Willis's latest animated music video for Australian band Angus and Julia Stone.
Featuring in Filter magazine, Nick gives us a view of a prisoner’s mundane world. Keep your eyes peeled for further animated mastery by Nick as he has just completed another video for the latest song by band The Keyz.
Monday, March 22, 2010
To see the rest of Emma's portfolio: www.illustrationweb.com/emmarios
Watch the TV Sketchbook to find out how they flooded a building with liquid, and offered it to the public to drink for a one off experience.
See the rest of Bompas & Parr's portfolio: http://www.illustrationweb.com/Bompas&Parr
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Rosie Sanders, the acclaimed Devon based botanical artist, is painting flowers all over a life size model elephant as part of the ELEPHANT PARADE LONDON 2010. This colourful conservation project is being run in association with 'Elephant Family', the conservation charity set up by Mark Shand. The money raised will inject funds into key conservation projects across Asia.
The elephant, made of fibre glass, stands over four feet tall and is one of 200 that will adorn the streets of London in May and June this summer. All elephants are being painted voluntarily by famous artists including Marc Quinn and Jack Vetriano, and Rosie is among them. Rosie has chosen to paint Vanda orchids. One sits over his eye, three others on his side and back, the leaves wind themselves down his tail and legs.
All elephants will be auctioned on June 30 at Sotherbys and each artist will receive 15% of the proceeds, the rest goes to the Elephant Family Campaign.
Rosie has taken a break from work for her bi-annual one man show, Flowering, coming up at Park Walk Gallery from 9 - 26 June 2010. Her theme this time is one of change and flux, and the show centres on the flower’s life and decline in to graceful demise. The exhibition showcases Rosie’s large scale paintings of flowers painted from life. She works in bold and saturated colours in watercolour on Arches
paper and is considered to be at the cutting edge of botanical art.
If you would like to donate to the elephant campaign, please see www.elephantfamily.org
Rosies London show runs from 9 -26 June, Private View 8 June, at JONATHAN COOPER, PARK WALK GALLERY, LONDON SW10 OAQ.
To see the rest of Rosie's portfolio, go to www.illustrationweb.com/rosiesanders
Sunday, March 14, 2010
He was commissioned by Conde Nast to create this stunning illustration for their March Spa supplement. The article focuses on tackling issues with poor diet, posture and stress, Christian's accompanying illustration beautifully depicts the subject.
The illustration is currently gracing the front cover of Mecca, a Melbourne based fashion magazine created by Madeline Boyd as part of her dissertation. Bec’s job was to take a trip down memory lane to create this front cover for the nostalgia issue, also within the pages is an interesting profile on the artist herself.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Check out his other work at Stock Illustrations: www.stockillustrations.com/MaurizioDeAngelis
She has been chosen as a candidate to be part of the Jotta & Fedrigoni papers "Sprung" exhibition from April 1st- April 30th. Watch this space! There might be a private view to attend!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Commissioned by Deliver magazine to illustrate an article about the global reach of a beauty product company's mail samples, it was a tricky topic to make interesting. Robert welcomed the challenge to bring to life the subject with this eye catching image.