Last month Dan gave a impassioned speech on the topic of diversity in the ad industry at the 4A's. (The American Association of Advertising Agencies) Listen to the speech tomorrow Thursday, May 28th at 9:30am PST on WK Radio: http://www.wk.com/radio Audio available for download in the podcast section of our website after the segment concludes. Adweek's write up here.
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Well Dan received his Clio Award for a Life Time of Achievement at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas last Wednesday. At the ceremony we premiered the latest creative work by the almost as old, feted and accomplished Jim Riswold. Jim is just back from retirement for one week but has already written, approved, produced and starred (naturally) in a music video honoring Dan. Matt Hilber directed and edited with special assistance from Christin Spagnoli and Monica Raines.
On August 31st, Nike hosts the Human Race, a global 10K running event. A million people from various points on Earth are expected to get their Nike+ gear fired up and hit the streets, paths, fields, thoroughfares, trottoirs, footways, berms, and other running surfaces around the planet.
Here at W+K, we’re readying ourselves for the big day. For the seasoned runners amongst us, this will be a fun little challenge. For the rest of us, it will be a superhuman feat of endurance, complete with profuse sweating, delirium, and a waves of nausea.
As an incentive, Dan Wieden selected a pair of lucky participants as winners of the W+K Human Race Challenge “grand prize,” an all-expenses paid trip to the Human Race city of their choice, along with a VIP pass to the post-race concert. View the exciting selection process below.
Thanks again to all who have signed up for the race— over 580 employees across the global network.
In the words of Mr. Wieden, “I’ll pray for you if you’ll pray for me.”
W+K London posted this interview with Dan Wieden and David Kennedy, the founders of Wieden + Kennedy, recorded when they were in the UK for the 25th anniversary speech at D&AD last year.