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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Pinterest introduces its new messaging feature with long-form ad (video above). link

-Jeff Benjamin challenges Gerry Graf, Bob Jeffrey, Martin Sorrell and Ted Royer to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. link

-MRY copywriter attempts to eat only food found around the agency for a month. link

-The history of e-commerce. link

-Brands jump on the “Ice Bucket Challenge” bandwagon. link

-Mobile traffic surpasses desktop for top U.K. magazine and newspaper publishers. link

-Joinery announced the addition of director Georgi Banks-Davies for US representation. link

-Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore and Malaysia announced the appointment of Shannon Cullum as chief executive officer. link

-News and ads to debut on Snapchat. link

-The media industry responds to the accusation that advertising was the Internet’s “original sin.” link

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Ann Mack Leaves JWT for ‘Facebook’ Startup (Memo Included)

ann mackToday we received confirmation that Ann Mack–a former Adweek reporter who worked with JWT for the past ten years, most recently as Director of Trendspotting–will leave the agency for a position on the Facebook team.

Here’s the memo from chairman/CEO Bob Jeffrey on her West Coast relocation:

I have some bittersweet news to share.

After a very successful 10-year run at JWT, Ann Mack will be leaving us at the end of April. She is going west to Silicon Valley and joining Facebook to help build their market insights practice.

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J. Walter Thompson Company Is Your New JWT

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The week’s biggest spoiler to date has nothing to do with “Game of Thrones” or “Mad Men.”

Martin Sorrell of WPP dropped an extremely premature bomb during an “executive breakfast” hosted by the Wall Street Journal: JWT will once again become the J. Walter Thompson Company as part of its 150th anniversary “rebranding.”

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Lindner Assumes Newly Created Role of McCann Worldgroup Prez

lucalindnerJust over a year after taking on an expanded position as president of McCann Worldgroup Americas, adding to his existing role as president of Latin America, Africa and Middle East, Luca Lindner has now been elevated to the role of McCann Worldgroup president, proper. The nine-year McCann vet, as you may know, most recently served in a co-president role at Worldgroup alongside, with each leading their respective regions. Of course, Martinez left McCann to take on the role of global president of JWT, with the plan being to succeed the latter’s chairman/CEO Bob Jeffrey in 2015.  As a result, Lindner has been promoted to the newly created global role, overseeing all McCann Worldgroup operations and reporting to CEO, Harris Diamond. From what we’ve been told, there are no plans to replace Lindner’s former position at the agency.

Lindner, wh0 kicked off his ad career at TBWA\Paris, spent a handful of years as vice chairman of Leo Burnett EMEA and president of its Fiat Coordination Center.

McCann Exec Martinez to Join JWT, Replace Bob Jeffrey Come 2015

gustavosmallThere will be a major changing of the guards–well, eventually–at JWT’s top ranks as Gustavo Martinez has been tapped to succeed Bob Jeffrey as the agency’s global CEO in 2015. Jeffrey, who’s served as JWT’s top exec for 15 years, will continue in his role as chairman/worldwide CEO through 2014. In a statement regarding his eventual replacement, Jeffrey says, “Over the past few years, Gustavo and I have cultivated a relationship of mutual admiration and respect. He is passionate about the business, devoted to clients and understands that the key asset of the business is the caring, nurturing and understanding of its people. Gustavo Martinez is the future of JWT.” Couldn’t have ended it with a better exclamation point, we say.

While he awaits his move to top of the heap at JWT, Martinez (pictured) will assume the the role of global president of the WPP-owned agency network effective Feb. 2014. The exec currently serves as president for Europe and Asia at McCann Worldgroup, where’s he spent nearly the last three years. Martinez initially joined the Worldgroup from Ogilvy back in early 2011, replacing Brett Gosper as president of the European region. He subsequently moved up the charts at McCann, taking on more responsibility as co-leader of the agency’s Global Brand Community a year later. According to Campaign Asia-Pacific, McCann hasn’t made any announcement yet as to who Martinez’s potential replacement will be.

‘The Big Ad Gig’ Offers Its Annual Employment Boost for the Young and Inexperienced

The Big Ad Gig” turns five this year, meaning there’s another chance for six creatives to win a monthlong paid freelancing job at a New York City agency. Similar to last year’s campaign, contestants will have to deal with immediate pressure: they’ll each be given only 60 minutes to record a video response to the prompt question. Eight finalists will be selected, and then during Advertising Week, judges will whittle the eight down to six. An interesting stat worth noting: 28 of the 32 past finalists now have full-time positions at agencies.

Atmosphere Proximity and The New York Times are once again quarterbacking the contest. The judges include CEO of Proximity Atmosphere Andreas Combuechen, Ad Council Executive VP Priscilla Natkins, CP+B Partner Rob Reilly, Co:Collective Cofounder Rosemarie Ryan, Deutsch North America CEO Linda Sawyer, Ogilvy and Mather NY CCO Calle Sjoenell, and JWT CEO Bob Jeffrey.

Thursday Morning Stir

-Aaaand, here are your 2013 Effie Awards winners (.pdf). link

-JWT worldwide chairman/CEO Bob Jeffrey is set to host  the ‘Worldmakers’ digital talk show that’s debuting on the LinkedIn Influencer Platform. link

- DraftFCB and Rivet Networks alum Joe Popa has joined Chicago-based Plan B as its first-ever group creative director.

-In case you were wondering, the personal assistant for hire at Cannes is Eszter Kazinczy, a Miami Ad School student.

-Yes, beer does pair well with people and Denver-based Cultivator Advertising & Design emphasizes it in a new campaign for New Belgium Brewing (above).

Thursday Morning Stir

-Digitas offered its perspective on Facebook Timeline for brands at fMC. link

-CP+B picked up the Applebee’s biz. link

-JWT chief Bob Jeffrey‘s “Worldmakers” interview series continues. link

-Raleigh-based Baldwin& brings us “aromavision” for Burt’s Bees (above). link

-Google Analytics helped Puma earn a sales hike. link

-Have you tried on a pair of Mitt Flops yet? link

 

And Now, Your Jeremy Lin/’Teen Wolf’ Theme Mashup

In case you missed this over the Presidents Day weekend, we’ll let you know that Matt Haggerty, who happens to serve as JWT boss Bob Jeffrey‘s assistant, has penned this tune that capitalizes on all the Linsanity that’s surrounded us over the last two weeks. Yes, we know, our #17 couldn’t come up with the answers against the Nets (?!) last night, but let’s celebrate what has been with this little ditty that features none other than Mark Safan, who recorded the original Teen Wolf tune and agreed to sing vocals on this one. Hmm, so how does this compare to the Tebow/John Parr redux of the St. Elmo’s Fire theme song?

JWT Launches ‘Worldmakers’ Web Series at CES

Fresh off of nabbing two top digital talents, JWT and its chairman/CEO Bob Jeffrey are now making their mark in Vegas with a new web series as part of CES, which winds down today.

For the first episode of “Worldmakers,” Jeffrey sat down with Facebook’s VP of global marketing solutions, Carolyn Everson, to discuss the “I need a little Facebook” mentality that many marketers have when implementing a social media integrated campaign. So, who’s doing it right? Unsurprisingly, Everson praises American Express, with whom Facebook partnered with this summer to launch a new “social deals” program. If only Everson would have called out one of JWT’s clients for “doing it wrong” and Jeffrey responded by throwing water in her face. We can only dream.

Those interested in seeing Jeffrey interview representatives from brands like Schtick, LG and Electronic arts from CES can do so at JWT’s YouTube page.

 

 

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