August Laustsen and Eva Stehr Ebbensgaard have seen the light and build the THE CHURCH OF ADAM&EVEDDB. They need at least 150 members to become an official religion. So sign up now and help them through the gates of heavenly advertising.
Once again KK2 descended on Cannes to soak up the sun and loads of creative inspiration. A couple of KK3 students joined us (including the ‘Chauffer Boys’ with their portfolio project “Recommendation Ride“), as well as Simone Wärme from KK1 who attended the Roger Hatchuel Academy. Days blurred between the Paleis, the Google bar, Facebook bar, beach and La Gold Plage where the Danish delegation was welcomed by TV2. Philip Bock from KK3 also launched his new company, Sponsta at Cannes and gave a talk at the festival and on the beach – before even officially graduating! Wow. What a great week!
Emil Heegaard & Andreas Kvist from KK3 wanted to find a better way to use up the approx. 166 million krone’s worth of recyclable deposit bottles and cans that are wasted in Copenhagen trash annually.
So, during innovation classes with guest teacher Toke Lotz in 2014, they came up with an idea that makes it easier for needy people to collect plastic bottles and exchange them for cash. By simply adding a ‘shelf’ to existing trash cans you could make collecting bottles and cans much easier than digging around in the trash. (Of course, recycling correctly also puts less pressure on the environment which is always a good thing!).
They presented their idea to the Københavns Kommunune. Another group had actually already approached KBH Kommune with a similar project — so, everyone joined forces, and 5 months later, “KBH pant” was launched! A great initiative Emil and Andreas. Congratulations for making a real difference. Read more about the idea here.
Stefan Arnoldus Rasmussen & Jacob Nørremark from KK3 have rented a “sweet, sweet ride” during the Cannes Lions festival of creativity 2015 and are offering free trips from Nice Airport into Cannes in exchange for a portfolio review. A creative way to get top exposure to the right people at the right time. Let’s hope Dan Wieden, David Droga or Susan Credle need a lift. Well done and drive safely guys!
So proud of Simone Wärme and Klara Vilshammer Christiansen from KK1 who’ve been chosen to attend the D&AD New Blood Academy in July! The Academy is an intense two-week creative bootcamp for 50 of this year’s New Blood pencil-winners. They’ll be mentored by top creatives and pushed to their limits through a packed programme of talks, workshops, hacks and live client challenges. They could even win a paid internship within the WPP global network. The team got in with a video where they had to ‘be themselves’ and answer 10 simple questions, like “What would you do in London?” and “What inspires you?”. See their Spice-girls-inspired submission here … parental guidance advised!
The international D&AD New Blood Awards have been announced, and … we have two teams up for a pencil! Exactly which pencil we don’t know yet, but all will be revealed at the awards ceremony in London in July! Andreas Green Lorentzen & Jesper Wendelbo from KK2 won with their entry ” Your coffeehouse” for PACT Coffee / Facebook (Well done guys!) And Simone Wärme & Klara Vilshammer Christiansen from KK1 won for their World Wildlife Programme project, “One world hero”. (Fantastic!) Here is the winning work …
“Your Coffeehouse” / Andreas Green Lorentzen & Jesper Wendelbo / KK2 / D&AD New Blood Awards Pencil winner 2015
“One World Hero” / Simone Wärme & Klara Vilshammer Christiansen / KK1 / D&AD New Blood Awards Pencil winner 2015
For the 2015 Future Lions in Cannes, Mads Schmidt & Sebastian Risom Drejer from KK2 are shortlisted for their clever idea for Allianz car insurance – a really simple way to stop young people from texting while driving. Well done guys!
“Allianz Drive Mode” / Mads Schmidt & Sebastian Risom Drejer / KK2 / Cannes Future Lions 2015 shortlist
Niklas Frederik Hultquist Andersen and Frederik Voetmann managed to scoop up the YCCA digital prize at the Creative Circle Awards this year! Well done guys! (and big congrats to all the other ex-KK winners!). Here is their winning idea again …
“Tag et tegn” / Frederik Voetmann & Niklas Frederik Hultquist Andersen / KK2 / YCCA 2015 Winner!
No fewer than six teams from KK have made it onto the YCCA (Young Creative Circle Awards) shortlist for 2015 in advertising, film and digital! The brief this year was for the Danish Deaf Association. Our 3rd-year students, Kristoffer Winther Sørensen & Ole B. Hoffmann are also nominated in the main CCA (Creative Circle Awards) for their self-promotional piece, the “Sorry we didn’t show up clock”. Let’s cross fingers for the big night on 8 May 2015! Here is the nominated work …
“Anderledes” / Jesper Sichlau & Andreas Arnaa / KK1 / YCCA 2015 Shortlist
“Tag et tegn” / Frederik Voetmann & Niklas Frederik Hultquist Andersen / KK2 / YCCA 2015 Shortlist
“UhøfligeHænder” / Kristine Nørgaard & Christina Anaya Mortensen / KK1 / YCCA 2015 Shortlist / Headline: “Is it rude to talk with food in your hands?” / Copy: “It’s not about doing things 100 % correct, when you communicate with a deaf person. Humor also exists in sign language”.
“Det I ikke siger” / Sebastian Hartbøl & Peter Conlan / KK2 / YCCA 2015 Shortlist / Headline: “The only thing we do not understand are the things you do not say” / Copy: “Don’t be afraid to talk to a deaf person. It is easier than you think”.