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Archives: November 2009

Tribal DDB Appoints U.S. Co-Presidents


Tribal DDB Worldwide CEO Paul Gunning announced the appointment of Betawave and Goodby alum Mike Parker as co-president of the agency’s U.S. network, which consists of full-service offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Seattle as well as two satellite offices in L.A. and Miami. Parker will share the prez post with Richard Guest, who most recently held the MD position at Tribal NY. Guest will remain in New York while Parker will be based out of San Fran.

More: “Tribal DDB Dallas Eliminates ‘Some Positions’

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-180 Amsterdam ECD Richard Bullock left the agency to join the directorial roster at Hungry Man. link

-IPG’s Gotham and The Martin Agency compete for the $200 million Pizza Hut account. link

-Dan Wieden and W+K’s work for Nike discussed. link

-Families discover these wacky computing contraptions in a compilation of 80′s print ads. link

-An uber-list of 275 Twitter tools. link

-Google, Canonical partner for Chrome OS. link

-Jimmy Fallon does The Fresh Prince theme as Neil Young. link

-U.S. consumer confidence back on the rise in November. link

-GM’s sale of Saab falls through. link

-SC Johnson reveals what’s really in Glade, Pledge and Windex. link

-50 Cent settled his Taco Bell lawsuit. link

-Webisodes are growing. link

More: “Monday Odds and Ends

‘Twas a Year Ago Today…


On this fateful day last year (November 24, 2008) an anonymous tipster sent us a certain video containing evidence of a certain sexual encounter that blew up the inter Webs with joy, laughter and prayer. What prayers, you ask? Prayers of praise for every round of good sex you’ve ever had. God help you if you ever get-it-on as lamely as the two addies made infamous for their late-day cubicle humping.

As I think back on the first time I saw that tape, I couldn’t help but notice the “money-shot” (as they call it in the biz) was oddly reminiscent of ye-olde-turkey-neck-coming-out-of-turkey-after-defrostation. I’ll leave you with that thought.

More:Deep Desk Dickin’ 3: Sex In An Advertising Office

The Fruits Are Super Powerful


The Power of Fruit Inc. makes these frozen fruit bars that apparently are made only from fruit and fruit juice, as in no preservatives, and all that. They wanted us to know about their new logo, and with the help of AOR Launchpad Advertising created the logo you see above. At least they didn’t spell “Fruit” with various fruits.

I can’t help but notice that despite Launchpad’s intent to create “a distinctive fun personality that still aligned with [The Power of Fruit Inc.'s] healthy, all-natural roots,” their new logo looks more like that of a homosexuality advocacy magazine than it does a delicious banana flavored Popsicle. Jus’sayin’.

(note: does anyone else see the anal beads? not strictly a homosexual sex tool, but c’mon.)

More:Smoking: So Gay (Not Really)

Jeep Celebrates Turkey Day with Times Square Takeover

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If you happen to be roaming around the Times Square area on Thanksgiving–and who isn’t?–you’ll at some point likely bear witness to Jeep’s 20-hour takeover of the NASDAQ and Reuters billboards.

In the next phase of GlobalHue’s already well-received “i live. i ride. i am. Jeep” campaign, the brand will not only unveil tie-in videos and banners on the monstrous billboards this Thursday, but Jeep is extending the OOH component into Penn, Grand Central and PATH stations.

Telling us what we Big Apple commuters already know, Mike Manley, President and CEO–Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group, in a statement says, “The subway is the ultimate anti-Jeep experience. It’s crowded, stifling and routine.” So why the subway, Mike? “Because it allows us to communicate the Jeep philosophy of freedom and adventure to an audience that is completely captive–as well as ethnically, culturally and economically diverse. It offers an extensive number of impressions, not bound by time of day. And it provides a platform for a tailored message.”

If you’re appetite isn’t whetted enough, Jeep will also unveil another GlobalHue-created spot on Nov. 30 called “It’s Only Hair.”

More: “GlobalHue Wins Global Jeep Account

A ‘Week in Advertising’ Thanksgiving (Dark Meat Only)

This marks our second ever Thanksgiving ‘Week in Advertising’ which is pretty great. Today we’re going to take you back to the fragile year of 1977. It was a lot like today, when you think about it: gas prices were high, pubic hair was thick, and advertising was terrible. It was a sentimental time of heavy drug use, swingers clubs and case after case of the crabs. Yeah, there’s a lot to be thankful for this year, and anyone born in 1977 can bet they were the product of psychotropic abandon. Also: other stuff.

More: Episodes of ‘The Week in Advertising’

Be Sure to Poster-boy Proof Your Brooklyn Posters

Seriously, the last thing any of you needs is to have your client shat upon, semi-literally.


Gawker via Elliot Cassidy

Orangina Pays Tribute to Wreckx-N-Effect (NSFW)

One can only think of 90′s hit “Rumpshaker” (ok, and maybe some other things) when viewing this bootylicious 30-second spot for the “Shake That Orangina” competition. If you’re still reading, the soda brand is not only offering 10,000 euros to the winners who upload videos and shake their moneymakers, but you can be part of something called the Orangina Dance Team next year. Sorry, what were we saying?

Via Animal New York

More: “Reebok Gets in on the Butt Game

Halls Offers Holiday Words of Encouragement


The art direction and encouraging sentiments help make for a fairly decent Halls holiday print campaign from JWT. Chewing on cough drops never made us feel so valiant.


Advertising Agency: JWT, New York, USA
Chief Creative Officers: Ty Montague, Harvey Marco
Executive Creative Director: Wayne Best
Design Director: Aaron Padin
Art Director: Grant Mason
Copywriter: Kevin Mulroy
Planner: Rodrigo Maroni
Director of Integrated Production: Clair Grupp
Director of Production: Nick Scotting
Art Producer: Sara Clark
OOH Producer: Paul Charbonnier
Newspaper Producer: Deborah Nall
Production Router: Cynthia Clements
Retouching: Retouching Studio @ JWT
Photographer: Matt Hoyle

Via Ads of the World

More: “Minimalism for Maximum Effect

Bloomberg Seeks Agency


So, get on it. Up for grabs are advertising and marketing business, not PR, reports PRNewser.

More:Business Expands Abroad, Bloomberg Covers the Growth