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Posts Tagged ‘Bill Hader’

Friday Morning Stir

-Former LBi U.S. CEO Frank Pedersen, who left said agency last year, has joined Deep Focus as managing director and will work out of its New York HQ. link

-Planters wants you to harness the “Power of the Peanut” via a new campaign featuring the voice of Bill Hader as Mr. Peanut. link; link

-Bi-coastal prodco Little Minx has hired MJZ alum Rania Hattar as executive producer.

-AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has announced that the company is cutting 40 percent of Patch staff today. link

-Our old pal Rich Siegel tells us why he’d rather be working from home. link

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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-SNL alum Bill Hader has signed on as the voice of Mr. Peanut for digital radio ads and online efforts. link

-Hollywood, CA-based prodco Troika addresses the changing media landscape and brand relevance in the clip above, which initially served as the intro to its 2013 PromaxBDA session.

-Well, we contacted Publicis Dallas first yesterday, going against our better judgement and news scoopage 101 in general on the Bridgestone tip, but yes, the agency has taken over for Richards Group on the brand’s creative/strategic duties. link

-Detroit-based, Chevy-focused unit Commonwealth has crafted the new “Strong” spot, the theme of which we feel like we’ve seen a hundred times before, for the redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado. All we’re missing here is Seger or Mellencamp. Leo Burnett will handle the rest of the advertising from here. Good luck. link

-Draftfcb Chicago is joining the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey “Swarm” via a digital/social effort that involves a $5,000 giveaway. link

-L.A.-based prodco Blueyed Pictures has signed comedy director Brendan Beachman for U.S. commercial representation.

-Cloud-based digital marketing technology firm IgnitionOne, originally part of the Innovation Interactive trifecta that also included Netmining and 360i, announced that it has completed a management-led buyout from its parent company, Dentsu.

Bill Hader Goes Spelunking in the New VW Jetta

It would seem, from this three-minute long discussion of the new Volkswagen Jetta, that the car has a pretty spacious interior. Sure, it does other things, but that interior? It’s so spacious that comedic actor and Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader has to get caving gear to explore it. Of course, if there’s anything we’ve learned from the movies (seriously, watch that clip), we know that a spacious Jetta can fit awesome state-of-the-art street racing components. Thanks, Volkswagen Academy!

Wait, are Volkswagen and Deutsch LA attempting to sell us a vehicle we can use to break the law? Well, with all that room (and with a Hader lost in your backseat), you can easily hide your winnings from street racing in the car’s interior without the fuzz ever finding it. And, if the gentlemen are wondering who the nice lady with the glasses is, her name is Danielle Gumro, and her official title is “Volkswagen Product Specialist.” Credits after the jump.

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