2012 AICP Show Stays High and Dry
A driving rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the thousands of ad agency, production company and post production folks who packed the galleries and lobby of the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Tuesday night for the 2012 AICP Show.
As usual, SourceEcreative was on the scene. For a glimpse at who else was there, see our photo gallery below.
As AICP CEO Matt Miller noted at the start of the screening preceding the gala celebration, the annual competition for creative excellence in advertising registered the highest number of entries in its history this year. Miller also joked at the screening about the death of the fifteen-second TV spot, as numerous entries screened that night exceeded traditional TVC lengths.
For example, two web shorts for K-Swiss featuring the fictional foulmouthed "Kenny Powers" character (from the HBO TV series "Eastbound and Down") both clocked in at more than four minutes in length (we lost count of the f-bombs launched during each short), while the Chipotle "Back To The Start" spot that was judged best single commercial in the competition was over two-and-a-half minutes long. Even the three Google Chrome spots that took top honors in the Advertising Excellence/Campaign category were a minute or longer each. (Check out our list of winners here.)
The event was chaired this year by Park Pictures' Jackie Kelman Bisbee, and was marked by the presentation of the AICP's prestigious Jay B. Eisenstadt Award to The Artist Company's Sally Antonacchio. The award, named after one of the founders of the AICP, is given in recognition to service in the industry. Antonacchio was accompanied, like all good Italian girls, by her husband and her brother. Photos from the event appear below.
Mcgarrybowen’s Roseanne Horn (at left) with AICP Show Chairwoman
Jackie Kelman Bisbee and Stephanie Apt of Final Cut.
From left, Gartner’s Rich Carter with The Artists Company’s Sally Antonacchio
(who was presented with the Jay Eisenstadt Award), Henry Antonacchio
and Sal D’Errico, Sally’s brother.
Euro RSCG’s Cathy Pitegoff with Humble’s Eric Berkowitz and Euro’s Laura Shuey.
From left, Taylor Lawrence and Rudy Callegari of Bright Pictures, Savage’s
Pavla Burgetova, The Ebeling Group’s Mick Ebeling and JWT’s Mike Geiger.
The Studio’s Gary Giambalvo with SourceEcreative’s Colleen D’Amico.
Kyle Edit’s Tina Mintus, William Zitser and Sharon Lew.
BBDO’s Diane Hill (left) with Peepshow’s Deborah Sullivan.
Moxie’s Robert Fernandez (left) with Danny Levinson and
@radical.media’s Dave O’Connor and Justin Wilkes.
Lorraine Yurshanksy of Google Creative Labs (left) with
Digitas’ Becky Friedman and Steve Torrisi.
From left, freelance producer Jim Czarnecki with Coca-Cola’s
Nick Felder and Mekanism’s Tommy Means.
Original Films partners (from left) Jeff Devlin, Joe Piccirillo and Bruce Mellon.
The ShootersNYC gang: from left, Mark Hutchinson, Carrie Spot, Anthony Marinelli,
Carolyn Jefferson, Diana Caputo, Jeff Beckerman and Dave Smalheiser.
Mirada’s Javier Jimenez and Mathew Cullen with Motion Theory’s Jeff Scruton.
JWT’s Ali Issari with Marc Lucas of Lucas & Co.
From left, Partizan’s Melanie McEvoy, HSI’s Maddi Carlton and
Industry Films’ Tina Petridis and Marni Luftspring.
Y&R’s Nathy Aviram with The Mill’s Alistair Thompson and Sean Costello.
Alisa Cohen of Publicis, Joe Vagnoni of Just Joe Audio and
Bertrand Garbassi of Publicis.
Freelance executive producer Mark Sitley and Mary Knox of Red Car, New York.
Lisa Sabatino (left) and Phyllis Koenig of Uber Content.
From left, BBDO’s Sophia Dockori, Jayme Blasko
and Rich Fiset with O&M’s Lee Weiss.
Jack Bradley of HiFi Project (left) and Plush’s Mike Levesque, Sr.
From left, Andrew Keech of Get Kinetic and Twist’s Amyliz Pera,
Vivaka Olander and Jim Geib.
The Yessian crew: from left, Mary Ellen O’Brien,
Brian Yessian and Marlene Bartos.
Toronto’s Rooster Post Production was represented by
Mark Langley (left) and Sean Atkinson.
AICE’s Annie Taylor and Burke Moody.
Freelance producer Robin Eliasson (left) with LAB Films’ Francesca Matera.
Ed Ulbrich of Digital Domain and Mothership (at left) with Margaux Ravis of
Co:Collective and Jonathan Shipman of Framestore, New York.
Spotwelders’ Joanne Ferraro and Cara Wenig.
Ntropic’s Jim Richie (at left) and Blah Blah Blah’s Andy Arkin.
From left, The Albert Company's Barbara Gans Russo, Mary Ford of Mary
Ford & Co. and Quiet Man’s Bob Nelson.
Roy Skillicorn of Seed Media (at left) with Kelly Flint of Strike,
Dana Thrush and Sherman Foote of Big Foote Music.
Fluid’s Laura Relovsky, Robin Burchill and Jessica Millington.
Published 14 June, 2012