The folks from USA Today came by to tell us we are awesome. They presented us with some french fries and champagne. They threw in some Cannes Lions as well.
A silver for Coca-Cola in the film category.
Two silvers and a Bronze for Old Spice.
And a Bronze for Nike.
Time again for our annual W+K Pie Contest. This year had more entries than ever to everyone’s benefit. But before we get started, please rise for National Anthem, lead by Chaucer Barnes.
The Master of Pie and host of the WK Pie Off, Mr. Danny Sheniak.
Unlike the BCS, we have a playoff of sorts from each category. A consortium of judges for each category view the presentation of each pie and of course sample each one. The winner of each category goes to the final table.
The final pies are for the taste buds of Dan to sample and determine the best pie in the house.
And the winner of the best pie this year, was a cake. Made by Kyle Pero and his girlfriend.
A huge win for the Retouching department. Kyle and his girlfriend have earned a trip to Seattle. And with that, it is time to release the hounds and let everyone in on the action.
Thanks everyone for another wonderful year of pie.
A big shout out to Mary Normand for really making all of this happen.
Congrats Klye Pero for going against all odds and winning the Grand Prize with a Cheesecake.
See you all next year!
Here are your winners:
Grand Champion – Cheesecake Congrats Kyle Pero
1st – Meredith Matten
2nd – Peggy Richardson (NYC)
3rd – Marcelino Alvarez
4th – Sam Tudyk
1st – Jordan Delapoer
2nd – Robin Rosenberg
3rd – Jeff Selis
1st – Erik Weeman
2nd – Emily Peterson
3rd – Tara Allender
1st – Peggy Richardson (NYC)
2nd – Sarah Woodward
3rd – Jessie Thompson
1st – Patrick Abbey
2nd – Monica Ranes
3rd – Chemin Reed
1st – Karen Koch
2nd – Jessica Worthington
3rd – Dawn Weeman
1st – Kyle Pero
2nd – Claudia Valderrama
3rd – Mary Zuelga
Sweet Potato – Presidential Pie
Not sure # 3 because I was so entrenched in listening to Thomas talking about his life in the South and eating mountains of Sweet Potato Pie.
Well not quite… There was a snowboard event held behind our building in front of the Art Institute over the weekend. A few WK peeps were in attendance. Here’s a few pics:
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Adweek’s 30 most influential people in advertising, marketing and media. Our very own Dan Wieden is among the elite, sandwiched between Arianna Huffington and Bob Greenberg . Congrats Dan!
Another great spot by WK12.
Wordstock is an annual festival of books, writers, and storytelling in Portland, Oregon. To date it has hosted over 550 writers, who have read and performed for nearly 55,000 people at past festivals. Wordstock features ten author stages, a book fair with over 150 exhibitors, a special childrens area and childrens literature stage, a series of workshops for writers and for K-12 teachers, a special broadcast of Live Wire!, the popular public radio variety show, featuring writers from the festival, and more. Although it only began in 2005, Wordstock is already the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation.