It's been awesome.... I'm more than satisfied with last night! And I don't mean this sarcastically! I wholeheartedly, physically, intrinsically, spritually "came" with the outcome. In fact, I've needed all of today to recover.
Here, let me explain myself... I'm riding high on this wave of ecstatic happiness because:
1) My winning scam predictions came true. Most of the scam ads that I featured have gone on to win every color of metal in the scam categories (print and outdoor). JWT Dubai was able to be in the top 3, contributing largely to JWT's network win, without even a single Grand Prix. How grand. And just slightly less grand we have the 3rd place winning Y&R Network, thanks to their cunning Dubai branch. (Now I'm not gonna list all the actual fakes. You who scam know very well who you are. Just know that others do too. Hope you don't have a clear conscience doing it next time because I know you surely will.)
2) My prediction for Agency of the Year did NOT come true! MEMAC Ogilvy Dubai won this honor, and I genuinely couldn't be happier. A well earned win for real work, great job guys, you have my respect. This is what the industry is all about. Great ideas, for honest brands, for actual consumers. Too bad I can't say the same for TBWA/Raad Dubai.
3) My wish for the Agency of the Year to be a Dubai agency came true. Dubailand is the shit! (no pun intended).
It's been a hell of a "ride". Hope you've enjoyed this as much as I have. I'm sure we'll get to do this again sometime...