In today’s Mad Men recap, TVNewser co-editor Kevin Allocca congratulates the AMC show on its Emmy win and walks us through every moment of awkward boy-on-boy sexual tension in season four, episode six. [Dramatic pause] You’re welcome.
Archives: August 2010
Alas, it’s that time of the year when advertising’s best and brightest dust off their old six-strings/laptop turntables in a sorry attempt to fulfill their long-abandoned rock star dreams. Luckily for them, they have the tools (and, apparently, the time) to produce expensive looking music videos that most actual musicians cannot afford.
The unanimous favorite, McCann Erickson’s More F**ing Cowbell (lolz), is attempting to become the first ever three-peat champion this year with their epic hair-metal stage show. It might be safe to count out “Dr. Cheesebarn” and their gut-wrenching Facebook rap already.
Former SS+K partner, chief creative officer Marty Cooke has joined Omnicom’s RAPP as U.S. CCO. Cooke spent ten years at SS+K and also held CD posts at M&C Saatchi and DDB during his career.
Cooke, who will work closely with RAPP’s global CCO Ian Haworth as well as U.S. regional creative heads, Rachael Heapps, Nick Platt and Skip Dampier, joins a shop that most recently won accounts including Humana, COTY fragrances and Viagra.
More: “No Longer The Same Old Rapp”
After three decades, Carmichael Lynch and Harley Davidson have ended their relationship.
In a statement, CL CEO Mike Lescarbeau says. “Following a successful transition of work, our plan is to redeploy the team working on the Harley-Davidson account. We have a number of new brands that we competed for and won this summer that will require our very best people and their very best efforts.”
According to Tribble, an official at Harley allegedly said that Carmichael Lynch lacks the digital, Social and Search capabilities that are needed for a modern advertising campaign. After checking out our archives, we see the rumor that Harley was looking for a new ad agency developed two years ago.
(Update: Fixed, commentariat.)
Maybe you hate your job. Maybe you hate your job and you’re overwhelmed because half your team took off this week to take advantage Labor Day. Maybe you hate your job, half your team is out, you need work done but your creative department just got a new toy, and you screwed up your fantasy draft. That’s not too bad of a Monday. Things could be a lot worse. You could work for Eshe or Muckmouth.
Eshe streetwear recently came out with four new posters that are blanking the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, and are now available on t-shirts and skateboards. The Auckland-based agency, Muckmouth, is behind promotion of the “Religion is Garbage” cabbage-patch-esque campaign.
Presumably desperate for PR (even if that comes by way of threats to their office), Muckmouth developed extremely controversial copy to accompany the equally controversial images. To give you a taste, next to “Hole E Christ” is the line “Jesus bounced back from the dead like zombie.”
We almost feel bad noting the creatives behind the project, but since “Eshe and Muckmouth share a love of free-thinking, controversy and pushing boundaries,” here ya go:
Check out the other images and copy after the jump.
H/t Ads of the World
The load time takes forever and it won’t work on Firefox, but after being patient, “The Wilderness Downtown” project brought to you by @radical.media director Chris Milk and indie-turned-arena darlings the Arcade Fire is worth the wait.
Promoting the band’s latest Suburbs single, “We Used to Wait,” the digital project utilizes HTML5 technologies and gives you a tour through your own hometown. Wait for it to kick in about 90 seconds in.
The all-time Grand Slam leader is at it again. Roger Federer‘s starring in a spot for Lindt’s smooth melting Lindor Truffles. The spot begins at airport security with Roger Federer’s bag going through the x-ray. The bag seems to be filled with (tennis) balls but as the security guards open the bag it’s soon revealed that they are indeed balls,just not for tennis. They are in-fact Lindor Truffles. It’s a nice, unexpected twist and Gotham Inc. pulled it off very well.
This spot will air will air during a two-week national TV flight (Aug. 29 – Sept. 12, 2010) coinciding with the U.S. Open–a tournament Federer has won five times in the past six years. In addition to this campaign, every match Federer wins during the Open, Lindt will donate $1,000 to the RFF(Roger Federer Foundation). But wait, there’s more. Chocolate lovers can also get in on the action by visiting the Lindt Facebook page and the Perfect Match Fan Giveaway for a chance to win a Nike duffle bag filled with Lindor Truffles every time Federer wins a round during the tournament.
“I am excited to continue to grow my partnership with the leader–and my top choice–in premium chocolate” says the tennis star in a statement. “I am also thankful to Lindt for their support of the Roger Federer Foundation. This is a cause I am very passionate about, and it is great to know my potential success on the court will have a positive effect on children in need.”
It’s pretty barebones at the moment, but ADC prez and HappyCorp/TAXI alum Doug Jaeger has launched a new site promoting his new shop, Jaeger + Sloan, which he formed with gal pal Kristin Sloan. The picture is pretty cheesy, but we’ve met Jaeger and aired out our differences, so godspeed, hombre.
It’s official. Showtime Digital Media along with Modernista have unveiled an alternate reality game for Dexter fans leading to the season five premiere of the series. Dex fans first discovered the game while playing the Showtime-sponsored Dexter Game On at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con.
The action is going down across the web and on mobile, leading up to the season premiere of Dexter on Sunday, September 26 at 9 p.m. It’s a pretty nifty interactive campaign, especially for those who were at Comic-Con and got to visit a crime scene littered with mysterious clues that led them to “The Serial Huntress,” a fictional ex-FBI agent by the name of Dee Pratt. The Serial Huntress uses crowdsourcing techniques (via her aforementioned website) as tools to hunt and take down serial killers.
Aside from this game, “Dexter-Game On,” required players to reach 100,000 kills and uploaded cheek slash photos to unlock a clip of season 5 which can all be viewed on the site.
-Google’s prepping a pay-per-view movie service. link
-The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) announced the winners of its Excellence in Multi-cultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). link
-CBS going all-out to promote the Hawaii Five-0 remake. link
-Parents sue Facebook over ads and “Like” data. link
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