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Commonwealth McCann Launches 'Theme Song' for Chevy Colorado - Posted January 2, 2015
Commonwealth McCann launched a new spot for the Chevrolet Colorado entitled "Theme Song," which will be "inserted into high profile programming throughout January and February in high rotation" beginning with the 30-second version above and followed by a 45-second version paired with 15-second reprise airing later this month. The spot uses music... [GalleyCat]

McCann Detroit Wants to Play for Manchester United, Too - Posted August 19, 2014
In case you thought that the world of football...sorry, soccer...stopped operating after Germany triumphed in Rio this summer, McCann Detroit would like to correct you on behalf of client Chevrolet. The spot, which stars eleven young people from around the world who jumped at the chance to prove the... [GalleyCat]

Commonwealth//McCann Stokes Manchester United Pride for Chevy - Posted July 9, 2014
A new campaign from Commonwealth//McCann, Detroit for Chevrolet is allowing fans to be a part of Manchester United's new shirt reveal. Through a digital experience at "fans can be among the first to sign up and virtually wear the new shirt via their social channels." A 60-second video stokes Manchester pride... [GalleyCat]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted June 10, 2014
-Commonwealth/McCann creative chairman Linus Karlsson (pictured left, above)has launched a new "strategic, action-based creative company" called MING. Joining Karlsson, who will serve as CCO/chairman of the new operation, in the leadership mix are ... [GalleyCat]

CP+B Alum Reilly Heads to McCann as Part of Global Creative Shift - Posted January 6, 2014
Barely a month after parting ways with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Rob Reilly, who last served as partner/worldwide chief creative officer at said agency, has moved... [GalleyCat]

JWT/Team Detroit's Pascoe Takes Creative Reins at Commonwealth - Posted July 24, 2013
Well, this was the tip that we received verbatim yesterday afternoon that pretty much nailed it: "gary pascoe - ECD at Team Detroit.. or was. he's gone. Left on his own. Leading up some other DET shop." And yes, the McCann camp has announced th... [GalleyCat]

Commonwealth Drives Out New Chevy Campaign During Grammys - Posted February 11, 2013
John Cusack wants to know: "Why just go from A to B when imagination can take you everywhere?" It's a valid question, especially coming from the guy who played Lloyd Dobler. Would the boombox move from Say Anything exist with conventional thinking? The tagline is the a... [GalleyCat]

Sony Xperia Makes Short Trip Home an Adventurous One - Posted June 25, 2012
McCann NY and director ... [GalleyCat]

Karlsson Named CCO of McCann Global; Bryan, Murphy Promoted to NY Co-CCOs - Posted May 31, 2012
We've been hearing from tipsters all afternoon and just received confirmation from McCann that the agency network's New York and London creative chairman, Linus Karlsson (pictured), has been officially named CCO for global b... [GalleyCat]

Great Ad Minds Dress Alike in 'Partnerganger' - Posted April 30, 2012
In agencies, the ol' buddy system has its benefits. From agency head honchos to creative director teams to the traditional copywriter/art director duo, working in close quarters with someone ensures that strategies and ideas meld together in a cohesive who. Of course, sharing a creative brain with someone else can... [GalleyCat]

GM Taps GS&P + McCann to Lead Global Chevy Biz - Posted March 27, 2012
Odd, but interesting turn of events as rival holding companies Omnicom and IPG earlier joined forces to create "Commonwealth," which will now serve as global AOR for Chevrolet. Specifically, the Chevy business will be jointly handled by Goodby and McCann Erickson and based in Detroit. Guess our tip from yesterday afternoo... [GalleyCat]

J. Lo Has the Music in Her, Kohl's Clothing on Her - Posted March 7, 2012
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According to Verizon, the Eyes Don't Lie - Posted October 28, 2011
The above web film from McCann NY (which is slightly different than the TV spot that's been airing) is for Verizon's FiOS network, advertised as "America's fastest Internet" with "... [GalleyCat]

Summy Takes Prez Post at McCann North America - Posted October 21, 2011
Digital marketing vet Hank Summy is taking over the reins at McCann Erickson North America as the SapientNitro alum will assume the role of NA president come November. Summy most recently served as managing director of Sapient's NY-based Eastern region and was part of the agency's overall leadership team. Now at... [GalleyCat]

McCann NY: Layoffs - Posted August 4, 2011
One day you're up, the next day you're down, we suppose. After getting pounded with tips since 11am today, we've received confirmation that there were cuts made at McCann New York, which has resulted in a reduction of four percent of the workforce. We've been told by sources familiar with the... [GalleyCat]

RAPP Alum Whalen Heads to McCann NY - Posted August 2, 2011
After 12 years spent at various incarnations of RAPP, Rich Whalen has headed to McCann's New York office to take on the job of SVP, director of project leadership, which, yes, sounds like and indeed is a newly created post. His responsibility, in McCann's words, is to "help ensure the agency's... [MediaJobsDaily]

McCann Slideshow Update: How About a Push-Pin Story Contest? - Posted July 7, 2011
Well, looks like McCann NY is sticking to the online slideshow approach that CCO Linus Karlsson first introduced us to... [GalleyCat]

Natalie Lam Takes ECD Post at McCann NY - Posted June 16, 2011
Two weeks after he enticed former DDB Stockholm partner Andreas Dahlqvist to join up with McCann NY, ... [GalleyCat]

DDB's Dahlqvist Leaves for New Post at McCann NY - Posted May 31, 2011
McCann NY/London creative boss Linus Karlsson has lured a fellow Swede over to his agency as Andreas Dahlqvist is leaving Stockholm for ... [GalleyCat]

Scarpelli to Chair Cannes Titanium & Integrated Jury - Posted February 2, 2011
The Cannes Lion announces keep rolling out and this time, it concerns the Titanium and Integrated jury, which will be chaired by DDB Worldwide chairman/CCO Bob Scarpelli, aka ... [GalleyCat]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted November 22, 2010
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Karlsson Headed to McCann After All - Posted November 19, 2010
Well, at least we sort of scooped AdAge on this yesterday. But after giving us a solid NO when we inquired, McCann indeed announced to staff at an internal meeting this afternoon that ... [GalleyCat]

Linus Karlsson Leaves Mother - Posted November 16, 2010
It looks like Paul Malmstrom has lost his other half for the time being as his longtime partner-in-crime at Mother NY/fellow Swede ... [GalleyCat]

In The Raw, Mother NY Provide Recipes for Life's Little Tragedies - Posted November 4, 2010
Before we get any further, no, I don't know if sugar "in the raw" is in any way healthier or better than the stuff you sprinkle in your coffee at Starbucks every morning. Really, if I had to guess, I'd assume it's sort of like natural tobacco cigarette... [GalleyCat]

Mother Takes on Dell's New Pocket Rocket - Posted November 2, 2010
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