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Monday Odds and Ends


-Grey Tel Aviv introduces “Grandma’s Underwear” for Delta Lingerie (video above).

-Adweek reveals the winners of its 2014 Project Isaac and Isaac+ Awards, “honoring inventors expanding the realm of possibility and transforming media, advertising, marketing and technology with new products and concepts.”

-Brand publishers ditch Facebook in favor of microsites.

-AdAge tackles digital ad fraud in “Explain It Like I’m Eight.”

-Apple tops CoolBrands list for third straight year.

-The NFL names Dawn Hudson as its new CMO.

Monday Morning Stir


-BBDO New York rolls out its own Derek Jeter tribute for the MLB (video above).

-Y&R to open first majority-owned international agency in Mongolia.

-Stuart Smith is promoted to global CEO of Ogilvy PR.

-WPP divests ad servers to invest in AppNexus.

-Havas Worldwide Bangkok appoints Ricardo Turcios as executive creative director.

-Showtime’s mobile Homeland ad sets off a virtual bomb in your hand.

-WPP’s Martin Sorrell calls in-house ad buying a “temporary phenomenon.”

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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.

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

Friday Morning Stir

-Syria PSA by Unit 9 Films uses reverse chronology to deliver message (video above).

-Russian firm Oasis Beverages acquires Pabst Blue Ribbon.

-AB InBev may purchase SABMiller.

-Facebook ad revenues outpace daily time spent on the site.

-NBC has already sold between 70 and 80 percent of advertising time for the Super Bowl.

-Why agency people are unhappy.

-Top ten ads of the week.

Thursday Odds and Ends

-San Francisco-based agency Hub Strategy & Communication introduces the new Levi’s Stadium Museum in a 30-second spot (video above).

-Durham-based creative marketing agency The Republik transforms into a gallery with new campaign.

-SoCal-based full-service agency ELA was named the agency-of-record for American luxury kitchen appliance brand Thermador.

-Atlanta-based agency breensmith won creative duties for D4C, AMD and OnsiteRIS.

-Starcom MediaVest Group announced the addition of Sue Frogley in the new role of global commercial director.

-Kraft CMO Deanie Elsner explains the brand’s approach to “agile marketing.”

-What publishers should know about Facebook’s news feed changes.

-BBR Saatchi & Saatchi introduces Emojew, “The first Jewish emoji app that lets you send awesome text messages with funny Jewish-oriented icons to your family and friends.”

Thursday Morning Stir

-Mistress launches “Music Made Me Do It” for Sol Republic (video above).

-PespsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi shows support for Roger Goodell.

-Droga5 hires Niklas Lindstrom as head of interactive production.

-How Jack Daniel’s personalizes its brand with storytelling.

-Four ways magazine publishers are making video work.

-UK social media ad spending will rise by 50 percent this year.

-A look at eight of the best agency ice bucket challenge videos.

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-eyeball ushers in a new era of VH1 Classic (video above).

-Nike suspends contract with Adrian Peterson.

-McDonald’s names Fred Ehle as its first VP-customer officer.

-Sands China announced the appointment of Saatchi & Saatchi China as its creative agency.

-Jorge Peschiera joins Thornberg & Forester as creative director.

-San Francisco-based agency Cutwater announced the addition of Simone Nobili as creative director.

-Movement Strategy built a digital platform for national restaurant group Old Chicago’s longstanding “Beat The Leader” fan challenge game.

Wednesday Morning Stir

-Lg2 Quebec created this PSA (video above).

-Over half of UK millenials think brands can be a force for good, but 40 percent find brands’ social media tactics annoying.

-Intel has doubled its blog traffic in less than a year.

-How Campbell’s tomato soup became a legendary brand.

-Virgin Trains changes ad strategy in new campaign.

-There are some winners and a few losers in Publicis Groupe’s reorganization.

-Samsung is producing a sitcom about a fictional employee called “The Best Future.”

-Saatchi & Saatchi launches a new agency in Turkey.

-The Economist is emphasizing quality over quantity with its new ad measure.

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