Big Ideas from a Small World

Speaking of Awards: David Trott

Posted in Global Outlook by Ryan Thomas on April 7, 2009

David Trott has written a nice little piece on the nature of awards for Brand Republic:

And I stopped being surprised at what won. But what finally opened my eyes was a speech Chris Wilkins gave. He was presenting the British Television Awards. Before he did, he said he wanted to get awards in perspective. So he read two lists from “The Book Of Lists”.

Winners Of The Nobel Prize For Literature:

Bjornson
Echegaray
Carducci
Eucken
Heidenstam
Spitteler
Reymont
Karlfeldt
Bunin
Sillanpaa
Jenses
Laxness
Seferia
E. Johnson
H.E.Martinson
Sully Prudhomme

Losers Of the Nobel Prize For Literature:

Leo Tolstoy
Anton Chekhov
Henrik Ibsen
Thomas Hardy
Joseph Conrad
Mark Twain
Henry James
August Strindberg
Maxim Gorky
Bertolt Brecht
Marcel Proust
Sigmund Freud
Virginia Woolf
F. Scott Fitzgerald
H.G.Wells
W. Somerset Maugham

I’ll still take people knowing about my agency – after all we are in the business of promotion, and if you can’t promote yourself, who can you promote?

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