• OK, Yeah, More Women Promoted to Creative Director Positions
    McCann New York has announced that it has promoted Susan Young and Daniela Vojta to executive creative directors.
  • Canadian Women Award Gold, Silver And Bronze To Best Olympic Ads
    Canadian agency Harbinger Communications decided to query Canadian women on which Olympic ads they thought are the best.
  • VML Expands Office Space In Kansas City
    VML, the Kansas City-based agency, has extended its lease for its current offices there for another 11 years but, more interestingly, has added 30,444 square feet bringing its total Kansas City office space up to 97,769. The lease agreement is pending City Council approval.  The Kansas City Star speculates this could allow the agency to add up to 376 more employees to the agency's space near the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. This expansion is in addition to the agency's second Kansas City home at 2020 Baltimore Avenue.   Currently, the agency employs 2,500 employees across it 28 global …
  • Former Havas Boss Re-Enters Ad Biz to Head Chicago's HY Connect
    Bess will replace HY Connect President Rich Levy who abruptly left after having held the position since June.
  • Crispin Porter + Bogusky Promotes Four Women To Creative Director
    In an industry that seemingly prides itself on bro culture and possesses zero sensitivity to the offensiveness of that culture -- albeit with some recent moves in the right direction -- it's refreshing to see an agency do the right thing.
  • New York Times Acquires 'Fake' Ad Agency
    It's not quite as ingenious as Hikea or as juicy as someone filing fake copyright infringement complaints against AgencySpy or as tectonic as AT&T shifting all its work to Omnicom or as weird as a website getting paid in gold for ads but The New York Times just bought a fake ad agency.
  • Australians Cry Twice As Much While Watching Your Ad
    And while Australians would appear to be more emotional than most as indicated by this increased level of crying while watching your ads, they are actually less emotional than the rest of the world.
  • Rise Interactive Taps Cheryl Berman For Newly Formed Advisory Board
    Berman, former CEO at Leo Burnett USA and other business mavens will help guide the strategic direction of the agency.
  • Facebook Will Now Block Ad Blockers But Give Users More Control Over the Ads They See
    Well, we all knew this was going to happen, right? On Tuesday, Facebook updated its desktop site in a way that is said to block ad blockers.
  • Shocker! Personalization Platform Releases Study That Finds Personalization Improves Engagement!
    In today's self-serving research-related news, Jivox is out with a study that claims -- surprise, surprise -- personalized ads perform a whole lot better than un-personalized ads.
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