Beanie’s Bean Lunch


Richard left us last week and in a gesture typical of the man he decided to cook everyone lunch as a leaving present. 


When he first joined Wieden's he was affectionately known as Beanie, because of his hair colour, so lunch consisted of:

Posh Beans
Cheesy Beans
Fucking Posh Beans
Spicy Fucking Posh Beans
Spicy Cheesy Beans

All proceeds went to Breast Cancer Care.


Graphics, natch.

Product shot

Product shot, natch.


ECD looking mad, natch.


Despite Colman's glum expression in the photo above, it was really nice to sit down and all have lunch together. We should do that more often.



halloween at wieden + kennedy


Tonight is the night that ghosties and ghoulies walk the earth and this has not gone unnoticed at W+K. We had a halloween bake-off to capture the splendid trophy pictured above. There were some fiendishly delicious creations:

Jammy skulls
Skeleton on cake

Note the attention to detail on those recession-themed gravestones: 'RIP Long Lunches'. 'Expense accounts RIP'.
Skeletons on cake


The cakes were sold to raise money for charity and in the end the judges voted Emma's spectacular decapitated Barbie the winner, on grounds of both aesthetics and taste.


Our inspiration wall has also gone all topical:

Wall 1
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Wieden + Kennedy tops 2011 creative awards league tables

Agency winners

Creativity magazine's annual tot-up of various creative awards shows (ADC, AICP, The Andy Awards, Cannes, The One Show, D&AD and The Clios) forms a league table of the most awarded agencies and campaigns. W+K has had a strong showing in 2011, as this article in Advertising Age reports.

They say:

"Domination is Theme This Year as Wieden & Kennedy Pervades the Top of the Charts.

"How firmly (Wieden + Kennedy's campaign for Nike) "Write the Future" captured the industry's hearts and minds is evident in its emergence as 2011's big winner. The spot topped this year's list of most-celebrated TV ideas, but it also served as the anchor of a multifaceted campaign that rocketed to the top of this year's overall award winners — the biggest performers irrespective of media category, show or platform.

"Not that Nike lacked formidable competition. In a surprise move, "Write the Future" bested what would be hard to disprove as the most talked-about social-media push of the year, Old Spice's "Response" Campaign. In our 2010 Creativity Awards report we predicted this to be the Portland contingent's next big thing. And it was. The W&K, Portland, team allowed everyone and Alyssa Milano to get up close and personal with the Man Your Man Could Smell Like in real time, via an insane production marathon that saw its creative team both writing and directing YouTube video comebacks on the fly in response to fans' and celebrities' social-media comments."

Creativity magazine goes on to say:

"2011 is the year of domination as Wieden + Kennedy takes over the tops of the charts."

Write the Future "Topped this year's list of most celebrated TV ideas, but it also served as the anchor of a multi-faceted campaign that rocketed to the top of this year's overall award winners–the biggest performers irrespective of media category, show or platform.

"The Wieden family, thanks to its winning work for Old Spice, Nike, Levi's, Heineken, Chrysler, and more, occupied prime real estate in this year's rankings. Portland, followed by Amsterdam, took the top awarded agency slots, while its creative directors occupied seven of the top ten seats for most awarded creative directors, and its copywriters and art directors took six slots within their respective charts. The success of Old Spice's Response campaign also landed its creative team not just in the highest rungs of the creative charts, but also in four seats among the year's most awarded directors–rankings typically reserved for those who make their living full-time behind the camera."

Nice job, network chums.

W+K Wins At The Lovie & Campaign Big Awards

Wieden + Kennedy London is celebrating this week after scooping gongs at the Lovie and Campaign Big Awards 2011.

The agency picked up a silver for the Kaiser Chiefs Bespoke Album Creation Experience in the music category at the Lovie Awards (the European Webbys).

The mission of the Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community – from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and bedroom bloggers.

View the list of winners at the Lovies.

And last night, the W+K network picked up three silvers in the fashion & beauty category for Old Spice for ‘The Man Your Man Could Smell Like’ at the Campaign Big Awards.  The agency also won a silver for Nokia for ‘The World’s Smallest Stop Frame Animation’ in the IT & Technology category and two silvers for Nike in the Sport & Leisure category for Nike GRID.

The Campaign Big Awards celebrate the best creative advertising that has run in the UK.

new work from the Wieden + Kennedy network

Some new work from around the W+K network.


To celebrate the launch of Carmelo Anthony's M8 NYC Flight, we wanted to showcase Melo's explosive game in his NYC home as an epic nighttime show on the Hudson River's Pier 54.

EA | BATTLEFIELD 3 (Portland)

Battlefield 3, the number one competitor to Call of Duty, is the biggest game launch in the history of Electronic Arts.

A lack of professional league play can’t keep Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony from getting in a run. They’re always down to find a way to play – anytime, anywhere, no matter what.

NIKE | SOME TIME TOGETHER (Sao Paulo + Portland)
Ultra-comfortable shoes mean longer runs. Really longer runs. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss any quality time with friends and family.

design in action


Our glass office front door was smashed by 'revellers' on Sunday night and we had to fix it temporarily with some wooden board. In order to preserve the design integrity of the handle feature (as in wieden + kennedy, geddit?) head of design Ben Terret has supervised the creation of a new design detail. This 'design fiction' project seeks to examine the relationship between the real, the virtual and the illustrated, using the medium of magic marker on wood.