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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Ladies and gents, meet your 16 Cannes Lions 2013 jury presidents including Bob Greenberg, David Droga, Rei Inamoto and director Joe Pytka. link

-In case you missed it, Mashable has a nice profile on Dave Adams, an ad industry vet who last served as a lead creative at Digitas before leaving the biz altogether to start the “Acoustic Guitar Project, which might pique the interests of both established and aspiring singer-songwriters.

-Former Draftfcb NY EVP/group management director Kim Corrigan has joined Publicis Groupe-owned Rosetta as a partner in the agency’s healthcare vertical.

-Amsterdam/Barcelona-based agency Code d’Azur launched a new social media campaign for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines dubbed “Must See Map,” which lets you create printable, personalized city maps filled with the tips from friends (above). link

-Taco Bell has hit up Vine to promote the March 7 launch of its Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos. link

-FYI, the Clio Awards 2013 deadline is this Friday. link

-Here are your five finalists in the Porsche review. link

-Production house Brink Studio has opened its doors in Toronto and with it comes a self-promo that gives a little nod to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Watch it here.

-You can expect to see ads from the likes of JCPenney, AmEx, Stella Artois and Coca-Cola during ABC’s Oscars broadcast on Feb. 24. link

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Draftfcb will consolidate its two Chicago offices at a new headquarters in the tower at 875 N. Michigan Ave. in early 2014. link

-Campfire embraces PDA in a new effort for Ian Schrager‘s Public Hotel in Chicago (above).

-The Business Insider crew is going on an ad agency pub crawl. link

-Droga5 founder/creative chairman David Droga is getting inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Fame. link

-In case you missed it, Twitter product manager Sachin Agarwal talks about the new profile look. link

-NYC-based audio post company Heard City has welcomed mixer Eric Warzecha to the fold. link

-According to reports, BBDO, W+K, Saatchi and Grey will all be duking it out for the Gillette creative business. link

-Commercial, music video, TV and film director Johan Renck  has joined the roster of production company Reset, which was founded by David Fincher and Dave Morrison. link

Ah, So This is What D&AD Judging Looks Like

We’re not sure if it’s some sort of lead-up to the D&AD’s 50th anniversary celebration in September, but for whatever reason, the folks behind the U.K.-based awards show decided to film Black Pencil judging for “the first time ever.” Today, the D&AD crew released this trailer for a full film put together by RSA that will be unveiled next week. From what we see so far, we’ve got appearances from Bob Greenberg, David Droga and of course, a bevy of opinions–though we wish D&AD would at least tease one of the campaigns the judges are reacting to. But, pray tell, is Black Pencil judging different than that of any other awards show?

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Should Unilever retract its Dove “Ad Makeover” campaign? link

-NYC shop Protagonist won North American AOR duties for Italian coffee brand, Lavazza.

-Former Substance CCO Joanna Peña-Bickley joined Connecticut-based shop Ryan Partnership as SVP/ECD.

-10-year JWT vet Eric Hyman joined up with Atlanta-based operation The Partnership as CMO.

-The always-reputable AshleyMadison.com has placed a $1 million bounty on Tim Tebow‘s virginity. link

-Here’s your agenda for the 4A’s 2012 PR Conference, which kicks off tomorrow. link

-What the hell is a Fishtagram? Well, see if the video above explains things.

-Let’s take a trip back to the late ’90s and watch a young-ish David Droga explain how to judge a good ad. link

-Newly formed, Culver City, CA-based prodco WoodShop welcomed Christy Lindgren as head of production and Ben Tucker as technical producer.

 

 

Monday Morning Stir

-A Saudi prince has purchased a $300 million stake in Twitter. link

-John Hegarty and David Droga have been appointed as jury foremen for the 2012 D&AD Awards. link

-Euro RSCG Chicago joins the PlayStation agency roster as it’s been tapped to handle digital CRM engagement for the Sony product.

-Atmosphere Proximity’s holiday card contribution: A Facebook-based effort called Santa Clout. link

-WPP’s Kantar Media reports that ad spending was a bit sluggish in Q3. link

Anderson, Silverglate Join CHI NY as ECDs

The creative team of Jeff Anderson and Isaac Silverglate (art director and copywriter, respectively) have left the Bay Area and returned to New York to take on the role of ECDs at CHI & Partners. For the last 18 months, the pair has been working at Goodby on Cheetos and Chevrolet. Of course, there was their notable stint at Droga5, where they created the “Great Schlep” campaign, which racked up Gold and Titanium Lions at Cannes.

Anderson and Silverglate, the former Young Guns who began their partnership at TBWA\Chiat\Day and worked on Masterfoods (remember the “Man Mom” work for Combos?), explain their move to CHI in a statement, saying, “We’re very excited about this opportunity, and are eager to see what this new NY team is capable of. We owe a lot to whatever we absorbed from our creative mentors, like Gerry Graf and David Droga. And CHI is the perfect fit for us. We clicked right away with Johnny Hornby, Victoria Davies and the rest of CHI leadership. Their philosophy, based on teamwork within the agency and with clients, fits perfectly with how we see a successful creative dept. Plus, they’re British and we find their accents calming.”

We agree that British accents indeed are calming.

So, Who Made the 2011 Advertising Hall of Achievement List?

The American Advertising Federation has unveiled its list of seven inductees who will comprise the 2011 Advertising Hall of Achievement. Among the more notable names making the grade in this year’s AH0A, which honors industry pros age 40 and under, are Droga5 head of strategy Jonny Bauer (FYI, his boss, David Droga, is a Hall of Achievement member and on its Council of Judges), W+K global interactive creative director Iain Tait and Carolyn Everson, the former Microsoft ad sales chief who jumped ship in February and joined up with Facebook as VP, global marketing solutions.

This year, it looks like the AAF is trying to get more intimate with Silicon Valley because for the first time ever, the Advertising Hall of Achievement induction ceremony will take place on the West Coast–The Palace Hotel in San Francisco to be exact (on Nov. 2). You can get your full event rundown and list of honorees here.

Monday Odds and Ends

-Along with his NBA Finals MVP, Dirk Nowitzki gets some props from Funny or Die (above). link

-Former McCann NY chairman/CCO Nina DiSesa has joined consulting firm R3:JLB as creative management consultant.

-David Droga talks copywriting, mentions Mad Men of course in The Wall Street Journal. link

-This “hypothetical” Tumblr post regarding agencies and accounts is pretty damn hilarious. link

-Bi-coastal prodco Stardust moved to its new digs in Santa Monica, CA. link

-Is Ben & Jerry’s coming out with a Schweddy Balls ice cream? Quite possibly. link

-Goodby staffer (still, we hope) Lindsay Siegel gets quite the spotlight in HuffPo. link

-In across the pond news, WCRS&Co has lost its CEO after just eight months. link

-Initiative, Carat and Deutsch alum Julia Jones joined MEC North America as managing partner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rihanna Makes Drinking Tap Water Somehow Look Sexy

Former 180 LA creative director Amir Farhang, who joined up with prodco Uber Content last fall, directs this latest round of spots supporting Droga5′s ongoing Tap Project for Unicef. The black & white ditty above stars music megastar Rihanna, who gets help from a smooth tune and a purposely corny VO. This latest clip, one of four in a “Celebrity Tap” campaign that also stars Taylor Swift, Vinnie Chase and someone named Selena Gomez (her clip is after the jump), comes with a contest where you can “win bottled tap water from the gilded faucets” of said celebs. Yum? Check out the Gomez’s chirpy spot and credits after the jump.

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David Droga to Chair AICP Next Panel

Now that the AICP people are done rolling out the “case study” videos to hype their upcoming awards show, the organizers have announced that Droga5 founder/creative chairman David Droga will serve as judging chair of the 2011 Next Awards panel. In a statement, Droga, who will also serve as MC during the Next presentation at the Museum of Modern Art, says, “Since they launched five years ago, the Next Awards have really provided a spotlight for our industry’s most innovative work. The Next Awards presentation offers thought-provoking insights into the process, and I’m really looking forward to helping develop this great event.”

As for who’ll be joining Droga in the judges panel, the ad exec has helped pick a host of the usual, notable names from the industry including Bob Greenberg, Gerry Graf, AKQA’s Rei Inamoto, Barbarian Group CEO Benjamin Palmer as well as TBWA\Chiat\Day LA’s Rob Schwartz, Leo worldwide CD Mark Tutssel, Ogilvy’s Lars Bastholm…you get the idea.

Those lucky ones who win in the Integrated Campaign category also have to present case studies at the Next presentation that explain the thinking–both creatively and strategically–behind their awarded work. Other categories include Viral/Web Film, Website/Microsite, Product Integration, Experiential, and Apps. We’ve heard some grumblings about judge/chair selections made by other awards shows as of late, so how do you all feel about Droga?

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