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Wednesday Morning Stir

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-The Cannes Lions folks have started naming 2014 jury presidents. This year’s judging leadership includes DDB Worldwide CCO Amir Kassaei for Film, Y&R global CEO David Sable for Creative Effectiveness and Leo Burnett USA CCO Susan Credle for Promo & Activation. link

-L.A.-based commercial production company Biscuit Filmworks has added Matt Dilmore to its directorial roster.

-Nebraskan family-run seed company  Hoegemeyer Hybrids has tapped Minneapolis-based agency broadhead to serve as its agency of record.

-The Ipswich, Mass. distiller of Privateer American Rum, which puts out Silver Reserve and True American Amber lines, has named Boston-based Forge Worldwide as its agency of record.

-The 55th annual CLIO Awards, which will take place on Oct. 1, is now open for entries and full jury members have been announced. link

-While we’re on the awards tip, Barton F. Graf9000 founder Gerry Graf will serve as 2014 AICP Next Awards judging chair as well as MC of the AICP Next Awards presentation

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Y&R Ex-Chairman Ed Ney Passes Away

edneyyrWell, we got forwarded another memo that’s been confirmed legit sent to Y&R staff from CEO David Sable, who’s sent the sad news that chairman emeritus Ed Noonan Ney, who’s been with the agency in various stints since 1951, has passed away at the age of 88. Here’s the memo we got today.

“From David Sable (Y&R)
This morning we received the very sad news that Y&R’s former chairman Ed Ney passed away.
Many of you know him and worked with him. Many more of you simply know how legendary he was in the business.
Ed served as Y&R’s CEO and then Chairman from 1970 to 1989, having joined the agency in 1951.
In the 1970s, Ed was the first to understand that in a changing marketplace our clients would benefit from a full range of marketing communications disciplines. He began acquiring companies, pioneering integrated communications – what he called The Whole Egg back then – and  acquired the companies that became Young & Rubicam Group.

It was a radical concept and transformed not only our agency but the entire industry.

After Y&R, Ed served as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, where he played a key role in efforts to expand the U.S. – Canada Free Trade Agreement to Mexico. He spent some time after at Burson-Marsteller, chairing their worldwide Board of Advisors.

But we were delighted in 1999 when we persuaded him to come back to our building as Y&R Chairman Emeritus, where he has remained as an inspiration and friend to so many of us.

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Y&R NY Officially Bounces from Madison Avenue

Well, WPP-owned Y&R New York has stuck to its guns and as noted back at the end of 2011, the agency is officially making its move to Columbus Circle on Monday, thus saying goodbye to Madison Ave, where it’s resided for the last 87 (!) years.

The agency’s global CEO David Sable (who you see above christening Y&R Way) has this to say in a statement: “This is a historic day. But Madison Avenue is a state of mind, not a state of place. Today, the Northeast corner of 40th street and Madison Avenue is Young & Rubicam Way. And the 285 Marquee is coming with us and will adorn the café in our new space. Since 1926, we have been definers of the best of the innovation of Madison Avenue – creative leaders, business shapers, inventors, innovators. We look forward to continuing that innovative, entrepreneurial spirit by creating Madison Avenue West in a new state-of-the art work environment that has been designed to accommodate who we are and how we work in the epicenter of New York City, the greatest media town in the world.”

As mentioned previously, the Y&R space at 3 Columbus Circle will not only occupy said agency, but WPP siblings including Wunderman, VML, Blast Radius, BrandBuzz, Bravo, Kang & Lee, KBM Group and ZAAZ.

 

Y&R Taps Consultancy Vet for Chief Growth Officer Gig

David Sable & Co. have welcomed former Roth Associates EVP/lead consultant Cathy Cohan aboard to assume the new title of global chief growth officer at Y&R, a role which calls for her to drive new biz growth across the global agency network . Cohan, who spent five years in all at Roth, now essentially fills the new business executive vacancy left by Chris Hayes, who left Y&R to join Brooklyn-based Huge back in July.

Regarding Cohan’s return to the agency side, Y&R global CEO Sable says in a statement, “She has great intellect and instincts, as well as an enormous capacity for understanding an advertiser’s marketing needs and the right mix of resources that will meet them. It is a huge competitive advantage for us that she has experience as a consultant and as a client leader, as she helps us hone our marketing skills.”

Cohan’s first trek through the agency world including four-year stint as CMO at BBDO Atlanta and a lengthy gig as director of business development at JWT.

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-PMH and fellow Minneapolis-based operation Pixel Farm collaborate on a new campaign for Mattel’s Barbie (above). link

-GigaOM and paidContent have now joined forces. link

-Anomaly is opening up shop in Toronto. link

-Have you seen Google’s Chrome for Android beta clip yet? link

-Susan Credle, Pete Favat and Andrew Keller are among the familiar names in the 2012 AICP Show Curatorial Committee. link

-Carter Murray is taking over for Tom Sebok as Y&R New York CEO. As part of Y&R global CEO David Sable‘s restructuring of the Big Apple branch, BrandBuzz will also be merged back into Y&R NY and Wunderman Seattle’s Sean Howard will be moving to the NY office to serve as GM.

-Publicis & Hal Riney and Mullen are the final two combatants for the U.S. Cellular biz. link

-Lee Clow and other L.A. agency folks share the spotlight in a pub called Our South Bay. link

-McDonald’s shamrock shake is going national. link

-Viacom and Amazon are close to forming an alliance against Netflix, too. link

Tuesday Morning Stir

-Super Bowl XLVI spots are all sold out. Sorry, slackers. link

-Nick Law, David Sable and Susan Credle are among the names headlining the judging panel for the Facebook Studio Awards. link

-Did Google violate its own guidelines with a sponsored post campaign? link

-Weight Watchers released behind-the-scenes footage of its new, Saatchi & Saatchi-created “play” campaign. link

-Cheil and street artist Notasso promote Samsung’s Galaxy Note (above). link

-Meet Ryan Seacrest, the future of media. link

 

Y&R NY to Move from Madison Ave to Columbus Circle

 

After spending 85 years at 285 Madison Avenue, Y&R New York is ready to make a move as the agency’s signed a deal to shift staff to 3 Columbus Circle, where they will occupy 10 floors (more than Grey NY?). The move won’t officially take place until 2013, but once completed, the new digs will house not only Y&R, but several of its WPP siblings including Wunderman, VML, Blast Radius, BrandBuzz, Bravo, Kang & Lee, KBM Group and ZAAZ. We’ve been told that Y&R’s been looking for space that “makes it much easier to collaborate.”

In a statement, Y&R global CEO David Sable says, “It’s exciting, and totally relevant to what we do, to be thrust into one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city, with great art, music, theater, shopping and food within walking distance, not to mention all of Central Park at our disposal.  As thrilling is starting with clean space–we are designing space that is optimal for absolutely every aspect of what we do and who we are.”

Update: Well, figured it’s more fitting to post the actual image of the 3 Columbus Circle office.

Murray Takes Over as Y&R NA President

The dapper, smiling man you see to your left is one Carter Murray, who, at the and of October, will take on the dual role of president and CEO of Y&R’s North American operations, which entitles him to oversee all advertising and pursue new business in said region.

Murray arrives in the States from Publicis Worldwide’s Paris branch, where he spent the last four years as CMO, worldwide account director and was a global lead on the Nestle business. Prior to Publicis, Murray spent nine years at Leo Burnett, first starting out in Frankfurt as regional account director for Philip Morris across Europe, then spending the last three years of his time at Leo as regional new business director, EMEA. In a statement, Murray says, “I’m delighted to join the Y&R family.  Y&R Advertising’s North America network has made great progress this past year.  All the ingredients are there — Great people and a lot of fantastic new talent that came on board this year, a great roster of clients, and some really fine and innovative work. It’s an exciting time to join.” Alright David Sable, there’s a little less weight on your shoulders.

Jane Barratt Leaving Y&R, Sebok Stepping In

After spending nearly 18 months as president of Y&R New York, Jane Barratt is leaving the agency to “pursue other opportunities.” As a result of her departure, Tom Sebok, current president/CEO of Y&R North America, will be stepping in to fill the role.

With Sebok taking over for Barratt, Y&R global CEO David Sable will assume responsibility for the North American region for the time being. In a statement, the chief exec says, “We have an absolutely fantastic new Chief Creative Officer in Jim Elliott.  We have brought back Channel Planning with the appointment of Sue Kaufman, fine-tuned our approach to Brand Planning with the addition of Chip Walker, and built a competitive new business machine under Chris Hayes.  The tough news is behind us. We need to invest in this moment with the most experienced leadership and support.”

Y&R Welcomes New West Coast CCO

Former Cutwater ECD/GCD Joe Kayser is stepping in to take the CCO post at Y&R West Coast, where he will now lead creative in the San Francisco and LA offices across all clients including Chevron, Citrix, Jenny Craig, Mattel, NCAA and Roundtable Pizza.

While at the now-defunct Cutwater (ed- it closed in January), Kayser (pictured) handled day-to-day creative work for the likes of Jeep, Adidas, LensCrafters, Persol and Google among others. As Kayser joins the Y&R fold, the agency’s West Coast president John Berg is stepping down and its North American president/CEO Tom Sebok will assume his responsibilities for the time being until a permanent successor is found.

According to the Y&R camp, Kayser’s hire is just one of “many” changes under the watch of newly installed global CEO David Sable. We’ve been told the agency will be hiring more staff in the days ahead. As for Kayser’s background, prior to Y&R, he held creative posts at TBWA\Chiat\Day SF, Hill Holliday, Hal Riney & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi.

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