Cannes Festival of Creativity 2015

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!

A rubbish idea!

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.



Recommendation Ride in Cannes

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!

YCCA shortlists for 2015!

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

Kom-og-snak“Tal med os” / Jeppe Vidstrup & Edmond Dukaj / KK1 / YCCA 2015 Shortlist / Copy: “You already speak our language. Do it with us.”

YCCA_2015_KK1_1“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”.

KK / YCCA shortlist 2015 / Peter Conlan Sebastian Hartboel“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”.

KK_YCCA_2015_2“Højtaler” / Eva Ebbensgaard & August Laustsen / KK2 / YCCA 2015 Shortlist / Copy: “Don’t be afraid to use your body when communicating with a deaf person. Your movements are sound to them”.

KK_CCA_2015“Sorry we didn’t show up clock” / Kristoffer Winther Sørensen & Ole B. Hoffmann / KK3 / CCA 2015 Shortlist

Four DIA Future 2015 shortlists!

Four teams from DMJX: Kreativ Kommunikation 1st, 2nd and 3rd year have been shortlisted in the DIA Future 2015 awards! Big congrats to Marie Christine Frederiksen & Uffe Charles Trærup for “MadØrer”; Eva Ebbensgaard & August Laustsen for “Køb en kilometer”; Frederik Voetmann & Niklas Frederik Hultquist Andersen for “Emojis til måltid”; and Philip Bock & Morten Schmidt for “Donér en Döner”. See the shortlisted work below …

KK 1 / Marie Christine Frederiksen & Uffe Charles Trærup / “MadØrer” / DIA Future 2015 Shortlist

KK 2 / Eva Ebbensgaard & August Laustsen / “Køb en kilometer” / DIA Future 2015 Shortlist

KK 2 / Frederik Voetmann & Niklas Frederik Hultquist Andersen / “Emojis til måltid” / DIA Future 2015 Shortlist

KK 3 / Philip Bock & Morten Schmidt / “Donér en Döner” / DIA Future 2015 Shortlist

Wow, the best in the world!

Kreativ Kommunikation students took a total of four out of only 20 places at the international Cream Portfolio Exhibition in London. The annual show is judged by super-famous Creative Directors and attracts talent from around the world. It was hosted by global recruiters, The Talent Business, at the prestigious BBH offices in central London. Here the portfolio sites of the wonderful KK winners:
Philip Bock & Morten Schmidt, ; Lea Brisell, and Line Johnsen, Well done guys, a fantastic achievement!

KK Cream winners 2014 - Lea Philip & Morten and Line.

KK Cream winners 2014 – Lea Brisell, Philip Bock & Morten Schmidt and Line Johnsen.

How to get your dream advertising internship

Our 3rd-year KK students are currently doing their internships locally and across the globe. Knowing that you can’t just sit back and hope stuff happens, they’ve gone to great lengths to win placements at their dream agencies. We’d like to share some of their journey’s …

Catherine Understrup has wanted to work at the ultra-cool SNASK studio in Sweden for quite some time. Last year they were full and this year she was told they had a two-year waiting list. Undeterred, she designed a ping-pong paddle, packed it in a golden box with a letter challenging the owners to gamble the internship on a match of ping-pong and sent it to Stockholm. She then time-travelled two years into the future and is currently the happiest girl in Sweden. Find the full story here

Ole Hoffman and Kristoffer Winther have always admired the work of Jung von Matt in Hamburg. They decided to grab the bull by the horns and set up a meeting during this year’s Cannes Creativity Festival. Then, they somehow managed to totally screw things up by being 25 minutes late. Twenty-five minutes. That’s like a career-ending amount of time to make a Creative Director sit around waiitng for two random guys from Denmark. Desperate to make up for their French faux par, they cleverly turned adversity into opportunity. They hand-made a wall clock that punches their heads for 25 minutes every hour, every day. They sent it to the agency in Hamburg, and hoped for the best. Now, they’re known as ‘The clock guys’ and will be working at Jung van Matt from January.Advertising_Internships_KK3

Simon Konski and Christoffer Højgaard (of Dorito Lord fame!) have deep respect for the crazy stuff coming out of Gerry Graf’s agency (Barton F. Graf 9000) in New York, but wanted to approach their creative hero with flair. So, they built a website specifically for him with references to work created by BFG9000. Every project on their website it is based on what they thought Gerry would like. They then sent him a rather delightful postcard inviting him to have a look. A few weeks went by with the loudest radio silence ever… and the guys had pretty much given up … until … a BFG9000 recruiter emailed to chat on skype. It must have gone well as they will be working with Gerry in January. Well done guys! Simon_Christoffer_KK3