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Friday Morning Stir

-The Marcus Graham Project launched a pro-bono partnership with Rock the Vote. link

-W+K London planning directors wear the darndest things. link

-Miami Ad School Brooklyn students represent with an idea for Axe (above).

-Here’s one collection of the “ultimate creative business cards.” Wait, this sounds familiar. link

-WPP wants Sir Martin Sorrell to get a basic pay raise. link

-CP+B co-namesake Chuck Porter has a message for CMOs. link

CP+B, Saatchi Both Offer Short-Attention Span Theater During Advertising Week

We think it’s just sheer coincidence (on second thought, maybe not) but for those of you who want to avoid long-winded panels during Advertising Week, there are a couple of somewhat similar options thanks to CP+B and Saatchi & Saatchi New York. Depending on how bad your short-attention span is, the former is offering its “Six Minutes Each” event, which is a follow-up to the agency’s apparently popular “Five Minutes Each” panel at Cannes and lets you listen to Crispin’s top brass including Jeff Benjamin, Chuck Porter and Rob Reilly discuss hot industry topics.

Of course, if you can last an extra few minutes, there’s Saatchi’s event called “7X7,” where, you guessed it, you can hear seven people talk for seven minutes each. Saatchi’s offering has a more eclectic lineup than Crispin’s, though, as it features a range of guests from comedian Reggie Watts to Contagious director Jess Greenwood to this familiar face below. Hmm, which do you prefer, or would you rather just skip both?

 

 

 

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Chuck Porter will continue serving as chairman of the 4A’s, which announced its 2011-12 board of directors. link

-Colle+McVoy president/CEO Christine Fruechte talks about how biking can help a company’s bottom line. link

-L.A. agency/prodco Stun Creative launched a print unit, Buster INK, and hired former Fox TV SVP/design Michael Vamosy as its lead and ECD.

-NBC has retained the right to broadcast the Olympics through 2020 and some folks are already calling it a “big gamble.” link

-Black Enterprise named Burrell as its 2011 Advertising Agency of the Year. link

-Richards Group alum Everett Wilder was promoted to principal/GCD at Dallas-based shop, Firehouse.

-Optimus production arm ONE at Optimus added Jim Matlosz and Ryan Bosworth as directors.

-Jessica Biel, Pharrell Williams and director Darren Aronofsky team up for a Revlon spot (above) from DDCD & Partners. link

-Speaking of Revlon, Y&R London and Taxi NY will now share the brand’s global creative business. link

 

Bessie Awards Take On Ads without Ideas

On May 19, Toronto (which is, believe it or not, a city in Canada) will host the Bessie Awards at the Royal Conservatory of Music. On hand will be Chuck Porter (from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, duh), cocktails and awards for “Ads with Ideas.” Maybe Alex Bogusky will make a surprise guest appearance and fly in from the rafters as “Fartman” ala Howard Stern on the MTV Movie Awards. This fanboy can only dream…

To honor the occasion, CP+B Canada has produced a trilogy of videos poking fun at some of the trendy marketing strategies plaguing the advertising industry a decade into the 21st century. An “agency” like Victors & Spoils might get its panties in a bundle over the above spot, “Crowd Sourcing,” while “Tweets” takes a dig at the social media intelligenstia who value re-Tweets over actually making a client money. Any way you slice it, CP+B has a really good point: leave ads in the hands of trained professionals with creative ideas.

Chuck Porter to Get Props from Ad Club Denver

Despite an admittedly less-than-agreeable week or so, the Crispin Porter + Bogusky machine soldiers on and sends some positive news our way with the announce that co-namesake Chuck Porter will be honored by the Ad Club Denver on April 20. The ACD will award the agency founder/chairman and MDC chief strategist with the 2011 Silver Medal for his contributions to the ad industry among other things.

In a statement, Ad Club Denver president Gregg Bergan calls Porter “an advertising legend and a living icon,” adding,   “From founding one of the preeminent advertising agencies in the world to his ground-breaking vision for the development of Boulder Digital Works, Chuck proves that creativity can be the most powerful catalyst for cultural change.  We are honored to have him as a member of our collective community.”

It was way back when in 1988 that Porter joined the Crispin Agency as a creative director/partner after spending years freelancing as a copywriter. His current role within the MDC fold calls for him to identify potential acquisitions and serve as a consultant to member agencies. If you’d like to see the man receive his award in person, it will cost anywhere from $20-60. Ticket info here.

MDC’s ‘Million Dollar Challenge’ Winner to Run New Institute

Eight months after MDC Partners rolled out its “Million Dollar Challenge,” the holding company announced that its winner, Kip Voytek, will head up a new, New York-based non-profit focused on digital arts and science education called the Digital Works Institute. What was Voytek’s winning idea, which beat out 200 others? To expand digital arts and education, and to realize his vision via DWI, he will leave his post as SVP, communications planning at digital shop Rapp.

The exec is no stranger to digital education programs as he’s served as an advisor to Boulder Digital Works, which was co-founded by CP+B and the University of Colorado, since its inception. Crispin chairman and MDC chief strategist, Chuck Porter, says in a statement, “The vision of The Digital Works Institute is to be a powerful resource for learning and innovation. Our expectation was that the Million Dollar Challenge would go to a new business start up, but this not-for-profit initiative was the most compelling idea we saw. Hopefully, it will help to enlarge the pool of digital talent and enhance the quality of digital innovation across a broad array of businesses. It’s not really a business investment for MDC, it’s more of an investment in the future of the industry.”

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