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Someone at M&C Saatchi London Had a Crappy Day

We have no idea why TechCrunch Europe editor Mike Butcher had access to this email from Saatchi Operations Director Su Millarwhy folks were in such a hard-partying mood last night, or why the finger-wagging note seems to have gone out to everyone on staff when the CCTV supposedly identified the guilty party.

But we do know that it certainly reads like someone had a rough time today.

And we feel a little bad for the unlucky client (not to mention their cleanup staff).

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Two New ECDs at Saatchi & Saatchi

Chris MoreiraMark SchollerHere’s one we missed today: Jay Benjamin of Saatchi & Saatchi New York has signed two new ECDs to his roster.

In what looks like one of the bigger moves made since Benjamin left Leo Burnett for Saatchi in April, he hired Chris Moreira and Mark Schöller, both of whom most recently served as creative directors in CP+B’s Miami office.

The two are native Australians, and they worked together at both JWT and Leo Burnett’s Sydney offices before moving to Miami just over a year ago.

AdAge notes that the pair will be “working across the agency’s account portfolio”, which most recently included work for Cheerios (Honey Nut and otherwise), UGG and Duracell.

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Friday Odds and Ends


-Guiness takes you inside its Dublin brewery in new ad (video above).

-The CLIO awards announced their 2014 Grand CLIO Award winners.

-Media veteran Mark Speciale has emerged from retirement to bring more than 30 years of experience to his role as media buyer at Las Vegas-based marketing agency, Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media.

-Marc USA acquires Boston based Results:Digital.

-P&G pulls Crest “on-field” plans in wake of NFL scandal.

-Joan Rivers‘ Facebook page accidentally promotes the iPhone 6.

-Sonic invents National Ice Cream Cone Day.

Advertising Jobs: Argus, KSV, McMurry/TMG

This week, Argus is hiring an account executive, while KSV needs a senior copywriter. McMurry/TMG is seeking an interactive marketing manager, and iCrossing is on the hunt for a senior media manager/associate director. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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DDB Canada Appoints Cosmo Campbell as CCO

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David Leonard, national president and chief operating officer of DDB Canada announced today that the agency has appointed 17-year DDB veteran Cosmo Campbell as its new chief creative officer. Campbell replaces Kevin Drew Davis, who is transferring to DDB Chicago to serve as senior vice president, executive creative director on the McDonald’s US business.

Campbell previously served as executive creative director of DDB Canada Vancouver, where his work has been recognized with numerous national and international awards. Dean Lee, who has served as executive creative director alongside Campbell at DDB Canada Vancouver, will now take over on a solo basis. In his new role as DDB Canada’s chief creative officer, Campbell will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative production and “serve as a key architect on new business strategy.” Read more

We Hear: New CEO at TracyLocke?

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Three months ago we broke the news that Beth Ann Kaminkow, CEO of Dallas-based Omnicom shop TracyLocke, was leaving her position to serve as global CMO of shopping center company Westfield Group.

We heard nothing more on the subject until today, when we received a tip claiming that the agency had hired a new CEO: Hugh Boyle, global chief digital officer at Geometry Global Chicago.

Mr. Boyle is a hard man to find: he recently deleted his Twitter account, and all calls to his Chicago office went straight to voicemail. Neither TracyLocke in Dallas nor Omnicom’s corporate office in New York offered any assistance on the topic.

Some backstory: Mr. Boyle hails from the United Kingdom, and he spent more than eight years at Ogilvy Action in London after the agency acquired his former employer, Tarantula. In 2011 he was promoted to global head of digital at the Ogilvy shop, and just over a year ago he moved to the U.S. to accept the CDO position at Geometry.

Updates when we get them.

JNA Advertising Dreams Big for Kansas Lottery

Overland Park, Kansas agency JNA Advertising teamed up with Superlounge directing duo Jacob/Slade in a new campaign for Kansas Lottery aggressively telling viewers to “Dream Big.”

In the spot, “Big TV,” a man tells his wife he’s dreaming of a bigger TV. This causes her to morph into a drill sergeant (“Dream Sergeant”) who admonishes him to “Start dreaming like a man” and “Dream big or dream somewhere else.” The slightly bizarre character will reappear over the course of the campaign, in a handful of 30 and 15-second ads.

“The JNA team had such a great concept and a great character with the Dream Sergeant, so the question for us was ‘How can we underscore the notion that people may be imagining the Dream Sergeant, as well as serve the weird funniness of it all?’” said Kristina Slade.

“Kristina and I have been together for twelve years, so we have a long history of exchanges, a give and take that informs our ideas and work relationship,” added Enno Jacobsen. “Kristina is more strategically-minded and I’m more experienced in technique, but the shooting process is spontaneous and fluid, rather than a division of labor.”

This campaign marks the German-born duo’s first campaign in the US, following the duo’s recent work for adhesive brand Tesa. Read more

McCann Rolls Out More ‘Priceless Surprises’ with Justin Timberlake for Mastercard

McCann has rolled out the latest extension of the “Priceless Surprises” campaign for Mastercard featuring Justin Timberlake surprising card-holding fans, which debuted back in January for the Grammys.

The latest iteration of the campaign comes via an online spot for MasterCard Canada, courtesy of MacLaren McCann, Toronto. In the spot, a fan describes her ideal day with Timberlake, which features mini golf, beer and nachos. Timberlake was taken with her laid-back plans, which he says came across as “really genuine” and decided “I want to hang out with that chick.” So he surprises her while she’s playing mini golf with a friend. The trio finish their round and find a reserved table with beer and nachos. While it’s basically more of the same for the campaign, Canadian fans of Timberlake should get a kick out of it and JT provides the kind of star presence that’s hard to argue with. Read more

Mekanism Goes All the Way to The White House to Prevent Sexual Assault

This newly released PSA created by Mekanism for a tiny, no-name client known as the United States government includes quite a few famous faces aligned behind a single cause: reducing sexual assault rates via personal responsibility.

In fact, the spot begins with some (literal) in-your-face testimony from everyone’s least favorite fictional creative director:

The release tells us that Mekanism “developed the It’s On Us campaign’s concept, creative, and design” with production help from The Mill and Park Pictures while the White House brought the power of celebrity to bear on the project.

Like most PSA campaigns, this one includes multiple elements encouraging viewers to get involved.

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