• Former JWT President and Chief Integration Officer Mike Geiger Joins David&Goliath
    David&Goliath has hired Mike Geiger as managing partner, chief digital officer. In this new position, Geiger will report to D&G Chairman David Angelo and will be responsible for developing “world-class digital strategy, creative, integration and content production.” The hire is designed to help further bolster the agency's executive leadership team following a string of recent promotions, including Colin Jeffery as chief creative officer, Brian Dunbar as president and Seema Miller as chief strategy officer. Of the hire, Angelo said: "Over the past year, we have been assembling nothing short of an all-star leadership team. ...
  • Ad Agency Hires Oscar Winner Julianne Moore to Sell Turkey, Country Hates Her Work
    Julianne Moore has won Emmys, Oscars, Golden Globes and hundreds of other acting awards -- but apparently, that isn't enough for the country of Turkey, which was not pleased with recent work she did on behalf of the country. Moore was hired to appear in a $4 million film, "Home Of," that was supposed to help build tourism for Turkey. But it seems Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry didn't like what they saw, referring to Moore's work in the film as "poor acting."  Even before Moore was chosen to appear in the film, several ...
  • Agency Builds 'Immersive' Office On the Ocean Floor
    Global marketing communications agency Fifth Ring has taken its offering to new levels.
  • CP+B's Chuck Porter to Serve As Chief Juror For Table Tent Awards
    With it being so close to April Fool's Day, one might wonder whether or not The Tenties are just a hilarious take on the ad industry's obsession with awards. Oh wait. Anyway, The Tenties has issued its call for entries which begins May 15. The Tenties has also announced CP+B Chairman Chuck Porter as Chief Juror. Apparently, table tents were Chuck's first foray into advertising, and the medium is near and dear to his heart having helped jumpstart his career. Some of the award categories include Best Table Tent for less than 1,000 tables, ...
  • Millennials Are Reshaping Ad Agencies And It's Not All Positive
    Like everything in advertising, it's standard practice to obsess over all things young.
  • CP+B's Andrew Keller: Failure Isn't So Bad
    In an interview with The Guardian, Crispin Porter + Bogusky CEO Andrew Keller shared his thoughts on failure and how failure can fuel future success. When Keller was in college, he intended to become a doctor. That didn't go so well. Of that time in his life. Keller said, “I was at a very small college in a very small town. And having failed, I decided I’d stay in that town for the summer and work as a cook in this restaurant. I wanted to know: how bad was failure? I’d seen my dominant dream, to be ...
  • Morals in Advertising: Paleo Blogger Does Voiceover Work For Coca-Cola and KFC
    As proof yet again that morals are nonexistent in advertising, it's been revealed that paleo food blogger  Charlotte Carr has been doing voiceover work for the likes of crap food brands KFC, Coca-Cola and Cadbury's (actually, actual chocolate minus all the added sugar isn't bad for you, according to the Paleo diet).  Carr authored the cookbook, Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way for New Mums, Babies and Toddlers, but it was shelved earlier this month by publisher Pan Macmillan Australia after it was reportedly dubbed "potentially deadly for babies" by health experts. Undaunted, co-author Pete Evans, said: "Charlotte, ...
  • Minneapolis Agency Periscope Reaping Benefits of Twitter's Periscope Launch
    For the past week, the agency has had thousands of people tweet at its @Periscope Twitter handle, which it has had since 2009.
  • Mad Men Opening Credit Bench Turned Into Actual Bench
    From now until the end of summer, those passing by the Time-Life building, home to the "Mad Men" fictional SC&P agency, will have the chance to sit on a bench crafted to look just like the bench in the opening credits of "Mad Men." The 12-foot bench was designed by Pentagram and consists of just two pieces -- a half-inch thick rolled steel plate seat and a 10-foot cast-concrete base.  So if you've got a hankering to sidle up to Don Draper (or whomever that silhouette turns out to be) then now's your chance.
  • That Agency That Just Launched A New Web Site Has Now Done Something Newsworthy
    The Brandon Agency -- which, ahem, just launched a new Web site, has just done something a bit more newsworthy. On Friday, March 20, the agency closed its Charleston office so that employees could take the day to volunteer for Operation Home, a non-profit that helps people remain in their homes by increasing home safety and accessibility. The agency’s staff spent the day in Hollywood, S.C., with Operation Home building a wheelchair ramp to enable an area resident to get in and out of their home safely. The result was a 29-foot wheelchair ramp to provide ...
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