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Posts Tagged ‘Gregg Clampffer’

72andSunny Speaks French, Explores Marseille for Google Stories

How’s your Google experience? You know, the immersive multimedia one.

If you’ve ever had an uncontrollable urge to wander the streets of Marseille after dark without leaving the comfort of your own couch/balance ball/bean bag chair, then you’re in luck: 72andSunny Amsterdam collaborated with the “don’t be evil” guys and production agency MediaMonks for this “making of” promo for new Stories/Maps feature “Night Walk.”

Now turn your subtitles on…

The walk itself is nothing if not extensive, leading Francophiles on a tour of 34 area hotspots in the company of a diverse cast including stray cats, street musicians, and enough graffiti tags to fill a portfolio.

Credits after the jump are in English.

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Monday Odds and Ends

-Following, yes, a “competitive review,” Turner Broadcasting has tapped iris Worldwide to serve as agency of record for its new health/wellness entertainment property, upwave. As AOR, iris will not only work on the upwave and upwave.com launches, but on digital, OOH and print for the brand.

-Havas Worldwide New York senior art director Matthew Lucero, who’s been with the agency for nearly two years, has been promoted to ACD.

-72andSunny Amsterdam has added a handful to its creative department including CDs Gregg Clampffer (formerly of Arnold Amsterdam and Chiat LA) and Micky Coyne (ex-GS&P/Droga5 NY) as well as senior writer Damian Isaak and creative technologist, Gabor Szalatnyai.

-L.A.-based digital shop Modus Operandi and executive producer Rossi Cannon have launched a new multidisciplinary unit dubbed Mod/Op Films. link

-The Cannes Lions folks are now accepting entries for next year’s inaugural Lions Health festival/awards show. link

-TBWA\Chiat\Day LA president Carisa Bianchi tells the Los Angeles Times “how she made it.” link

-Speaking of Chiat LA, the agency’s new work for the 56th Grammy Awards, complete with “Music Unleashes Us” tagline, has launched (above).

Thursday Morning Stir


-BBH New York remembers and pays tribute to Griffin Farley, the agency’s strategy director who passed away after a bout with cancer a few months ago, by launching the “Griffin Farley Search for Beautiful Minds.” link

-Boston-based Allen & Gerritsen has acquired Philadelphia-based agency Neiman (you know, these guys). As a result, staff count is now approximately 200 and A&G’s corporate HQ remains in Boston while the R&D unit will be based in Philly. link

-Arnold Amsterdam has hired TBWA\Chiat\Day LA alum Gregg Clampffer as a creative director.

-WPP and Twitter have formed a global partnership in which the former will integrate tweet data into its media/analytics tools. link

-Philly-based agency Red Tettemer + Partners is the latest to climb the Vine in a new effort for TuB Gin (above, second Vine clip here).

-Former DoubleClick/Google exec Brandon Paine and Advertising.com/AOL alum Jerome Underhill have joined ad tech platform AppNexus as VP/global accounts and VP/service & operations, EMEA, respectively.

W+K, EA Employ Turtle, Johnny Drama in ‘Need for Speed’ Effort

Seven seasons in, and HBO’s Entourage still seems to have some marketing strength behind it. In one corner, you have EA Games’ Need for Speed, the most successful (and prolific) racing videogame¬† franchise in history that’s set to have a new installment, Hot Pursuit, released on Nov. 16. In the other corner are a pair actors whose fame comes from portraying two of the most annoying characters in the history of televised fiction. Thanks to Entourage and the inaccurate interpretation of Hollywood douchebaggery as “kind of cool,” we now have the lame spokesbros of what is sure the be one of the most highly rated video games of the year.

Of course, if W+K Amsterdam opted (or had the budget) for Entourage‘s two biggest breakout stars, Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven, it would be hard take our “loser by day, hero by night” subjects seriously as valets. Then again, we do know Kevin Dillon as “Johnny Drama,” the untalented brother of a Hollywood star who will take any role he can get. We also know him as Matt Dillon‘s less-talented brother, who has no problem picking up his trademark shades and playing a “renegade cop.” We know Jerry Ferrara only as “Turtle,” the hip-hop speaking fat guy who looks pretty good since dropping the weight. Only through the miracle of videogames could these guys really have a shot at being famous, and even then it would only be their online screen names that people know.

In this sense, W+K has it right: no one would think either of these guys has any sort of rebellious alter ego capable of winning an illegal street race or a high-speed chase. We just wonder if Dillon and Ferrara are wise to the joke.

Credits and two more spots with a bit more acting after the jump:

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