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Posts Tagged ‘Griffin Farley’

Great Minds Unite for a Great Cause at BBH NY

Strategy geeks, listen up: BBH New York recently announced a call for submissions for the agency’s second annual Griffin Farley Search for Beautiful Minds program, a three-day mentorship shebang during which aspiring planners can participate in a showcase and pitch their ideas to top strategists from across the industry.

Though it’s too late to submit an entry, the public is invited to attend the event. The program, led by Chief Strategy Officer Sarah Watson, is not only a great way to jumpstart young careers, but also memorialize late BBH New York strategy director Griffin Farley, who lost his life to cancer last year (as you’ll see above, Farley was known as a champion of nurturing young talent).

Finalists and up-and-comers will pitch their ideas in teams to Kitchen Surfing on July 30th, where a winning team will be crowned the Beautiful Minds. Click here for tickets…and let the head games begin.

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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.

Tuesday Morning Stir

-Dell has announced plans to take the company private in a deal (involving the likes of Microsoft) worth $24.4 billion. link

-If you didn’t know, Griffin Farley, a strategy director at BBH, ZAG and BBH Labs (who we’ve corresponded with a few times in the past) passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer. We’ve been told that those who know him are hosting drinks tonight at the Tribeca Tavern for anyone who wants to come and share some memories. RIP, Griffin.

-Here’s one of the unaired Dunder Mifflin spots that Tongal crowdsourced and which almost made it on air during Super Bowl XLVII (above).

-Global social media agency We Are Social welcomed former MRY senior director of marketing Nick Fuller as marketing director while also hiring Deutsch NY/Arnold alum Peter Fontana as research & insights director.

-The folks at NYC-based digital marketing agency Glow Interactive have developed a slideshow overview of “The State of Social” for their clients. link

-Jeff Stevens, who co-founded FeedtheWalrus, has joined NYC-based creative editorial boutique Wild(child) as an editor and will also take on a leadership role. link

Monday Odds and Ends

-If you haven’t heard, Martin Agency stalwart/president Mike Hughes has been blogging about his long battle with lung cancer, which dates back to 1995. Today, he updated with a new post entitled “dying in plain sight.” We wish him well. link

-We’ve been told RAPP was behind a a Super Bowl-related online effort called PopTag.Me, which indulged in all things social media smack talk. link

-According to Edmunds and AutoTrader analysis, Hyundai’s Super Bowl XLVII commercials were the most effective drivers of web traffic. link

-Former Smuggler head of production Trine Pillay joined B-Reel as executive producer of its London office.

-L.A.-based prodco TWC Films signed director Kathleen Lorden to its roster. link

-The Ram “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl ad (which we’ll probably be discussing more at length tomorrow) topped Harrisburg, PA agency Pavone’s annual “Spotbowl” rankings. link

-Creative agency ais London added to its account team, welcoming Kitcatt Nohr Digitas alum David John as account director for clients including PlayStation and Betfair while Katie Booth joins as account director on Vodafone.

-In non-Super Bowl-related ad news, here’s what 72andSunny has been up to for Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s (above).