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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Nike co-founder/chairman Phil Knight, former DDB chairman/CCO Bob Scarpelli and Ogilvy chairman emeritus Shelley Lazarus are among the seven inductees headlining the 64th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame gala, which will take place on April 29, 2013 at the Waldorf-Astoria. McDonald’s, meanwhile, will be next year’s corporate HoF honoree. link

-CP+B continues its ongoing “See you tomorrow” campaign for Applebee’s with more chef expertise, this time featuring 19-time world “flair bartending” champ, Christian Delpech (above).

-Former RAPP Dallas SVP Naveen Passey recently joined Doner as CFO/COO. On the CFO side, Passey replaces Larry Kempa, who left Doner to become a financial consultant. The COO portion of his title, meanwhile, is a new one at the agency.

-Carrot Creative is already celebrating its inclusion in Tumblr’s “A List” of preferred agency partners (others include Droga5, Deep Focus and AKQA–read full announce here) with, yes, a Tumblr site called “Everyday We Tumbln’ (so meta). link

-Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has had it with Facebook and is taking his business elsewhere. link

-Starcom MediaVest alum Raymond Reid has joined Neo@Ogilvy as managing director of its Toronto office.

-L.A.-based entertainment company Windowseat signed directors Matt Fife and Chris Hicky for commercial, TV and film representation.

-15-year Blitz Media vet Greg Angland has joined fellow Boston media agency, NorBella, in the newly created role of media director.

-Perhaps Anthony Bourdain won the internet so far this week with his “Fighting Mad” rant against his old network, Travel Channel, and a certain Cadillac endorsement. link

-Indie St. Louis experiential agency Switch appointed Peter Dycus as director of digital production and Chris Douglas as director of digital strategy/UX.

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Scarpelli to Retire at Year’s End

Guess we should’ve seen it coming when Bob Scarpelli handed over global chief creative duties at DDB Worldwide to Amir Kassaei back in February. After remaining on as chairman after the transition, Scarpelli will now officially step down from the agency he’s called home for 35 years at the end of 2011.

In a statement, Scarpelli, who will still consult for DDB and has now returned to Chicago from New York, says, “I have had a magical career at DDB. I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazingly smart and talented people over the years, both at the agency and at our clients. But now it’s time for me to step back, pay full attention to my family and my health, and enjoy whatever surprises life has in store for me.”

Scarpelli, who started his career as a copywriter at what was then Needham Harper & Steers, took on the role of DDB Worldwide chairman/CCO in 2006 before giving up the latter title to Kassaei.

Kassaei Succeeds Scarpelli as DDB Worldwide CCO

No, Bob Scarpelli isn’t leaving DDB, but he will take a backseat in terms of the chief creative officer role of the network’s global operations to Amir Kassaei, who has served most recently as CCO/associate partner at DDB Germany.

Scarpelli will remain on as chairman of DDB Worldwide, but it’s Kassaei’s turn now to take the top creative mantle at the Omnicom-owned operation. In a statement, the latter says, “I am honored that Bob and [DDB CEO/president] Chuck [Brymer] have given me this opportunity to contribute to DDB’s growth and creative renown. DDB was, is and will always be the true innovator of our industry and I am very glad to have the chance to work with the best and most talented people on earth to prove that on every brand and every client we’re working for.”

In addition to Kassaei’s promotion, DDB has expanded its Creative Council structure, naming London ECD Jeremy Craigen to chair of DDB’s European Creative Council.

Scarpelli to Chair Cannes Titanium & Integrated Jury

The Cannes Lion announces keep rolling out and this time, it concerns the Titanium and Integrated jury, which will be chaired by DDB Worldwide chairman/CCO Bob Scarpelli, aka the man of many thoughts. Scarpelli, who previously served as president of both the Cannes Lion Press and Film juries in 2007, will be joined by nine others on Titanium/Integrated at this year’s advertising bacchanal including Iain Tait and Linus Karlsson (the new McCann NY/London chairman/CCO who we hear is currently on an international introduction tour).

In addition to the aforementioned categories, Scarpelli & Co. will also be awarding the Grand Prix for Good, which goes to the best entry selected from all the Gold Lion winners in the charities and public services categories, but was ineligible to win their category Grand Prix. Last year, AMV BBDO picked up the first-ever Good prize. See full Titanium & Integrated jury list below:

Bob Scarpelli, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, DDB Worldwide – Jury President
Jamie Barrett, Partner & Creative Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Richard Beaven, Worldwide CEO, Initiative
Pablo Del Campo, Chief Executive Officer, Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi
Armin Jochum, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt
Linus Karlsson, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, McCann New York and London
Paul Lavoie, Chairman, TAXI
Fernanda Romano, Global Creative Director, Digital & Experiential, Euro RSCG
Nik Studzinski, Executive Creative Director, Droga5
Iain Tait, Global Interactive Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy

Red Urban Takes Santa Hostage for Personalized Greeting Cards

The reason we like Toronto-based shop Red Urban is their ability to walk the fine line between inappropriate and brilliant. Whether it’s mixing the fine arts of lingerie and CPR training or shoving a gun in Santa’s face, we can always expect some dark comedy from our neighbors to the north.

Really, whoever plays Santa in these spots deserves some sort of acting award, because I haven’t seen jolly ol’ Saint Nicholas look this frightened since that Pure Michigan spokesman accidentally killed him back in the 90s. Thanks to Red Urban, DDB’s Bob Scarpelli knows that somewhere in Canada, Father Christmas is tied up and raising an imaginary glass of rare scotch in his honor.

Ho ho ho!