He bids farewell to his beloved colleagues in a parting note on his blog Unfinished Business. And Open celebrates the marketing world while Rooster explores workplace harassment. One Adlander says enough already, quits his agency and starts his own furniture and design company. And Planit has some fun with holiday antics.
But beg as he might that doesn't stop the publisher, Brian Hews, from saying agencies are lazy wastrels. Meanwhile, Gareth Kay has landed and Mother London tweaks Russia about its new laws that are perceived as anti-gay. And two Adlanders devise a new charity mechanism while the dingbats at fishbat are at it again.
The shop has been so mired in Loserville on the review front, we're rooting for them on this one. And Reckitt Benckiser is so happy with its agency that it's calling a review. Makes you wonder what they do when they're unhappy. And being the 5th largest agency in Pittsburgh is awesome! And Ridiculously Named Agency of the Year contender Bob's Your Uncle launches a Ford campaign (not that Ford). Meanwhile, CP+B loses a pair.
CMO Quinn is beating the drum for family friendly content. And check out five trends that are changing marketing for good. Also, Carrot and Vice hook up while one agency takes the summer off.
He still hasn't come to grips with the fact that POG will dethrone WPP as the biggest holding company in Adland. Meanwhile DDB Lagos is Agency of the Year and a majority of Millennials working in Adland say their agencies are innovative.
Wow, those dingbats at fishbat are full of themselves, or full of something! And WPP makes a comprehensive pitch for United Continental while Australian shops blather on about their award-winning prowess. And an FVM hire brings new perspective to the agency.
The shop, Amusement Park Entertainment, uses kids to make its point in an explicit video. Another shop is offering "Free Idea Fridays" this month while another gets in tune with the holiday spirit of helping those in need. Meanwhile Unilever plans to cut headcount and marketing costs while Draftfcb hires another bigwig.
The missive gets big points for making the CEO look like an ill-informed boob. It's the same shop that earlier informed the world that the start of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fell on the same day (Hanukkah actually started on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but let's move on.) Meanwhile Hill Holliday laid off staff in what it calls a "strategic restructuring" and a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker heads west to TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. And CMOs weigh in on their favorite agencies.
Actually, he already has it. Meanwhile Arnold CEO Robert LePlae rallies the troops after the Volvo departure and Gareth Kay is in "stealth mode" after departing Goodby. And GSK is so impressed with itself it wants agencies to pay for the privilege of working for it. Surprisingly, some agency vets say it's a great idea. And RPA executives recall their childhood Christmas memories for a special cause.
Well, within reason anyway, and there are parameters. Also, Arnold bids farewell to Volvo, which is shifting its U.S. business to Grey New York and Maurice just can't seem to keep his wallet in his pocket and springs for another acquisition.