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McCann Promotes John Mescall to Global ECD

John Mescall McCannThis morning McCann Worldwide announced that John Mescall will be its newest Global Executive Creative Director.

Mescall, who currently serves as ECD at McCann Australia (but did not appear in this brilliant piece of satire), will relocate to New York “in the coming months” to join fellow GECDs James Dawson-Hollis and Bill Wright; the move is part of McCann Global Creative Chairman Rob Reilly‘s efforts to consolidate and strengthen the larger agency’s creative leadership.

Reilly had this to say about Mescall, who led independent Australian shop SMART before its 2011 acquisition by McCann:

“John’s all talent and no ego and he has helped lead McCann Australia to become one of the best agencies in the world.”

The new GECD himself writes:

“It’s a seriously exciting time at McCann. The opportunity to work closely with Rob was just too big not to take, and we’re very aligned on the kind of work we seek to do.”

Mescall has earned a plethora of awards throughout his career, most recently scoring 5 Grand Prix for Metro Trains’ 2014 “Dumb Ways to Die” PSA campaign (which is now being used to sell life insurance).

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McCann Adds Pair of Global ECDs

(Left to right: James Dawson-Hollis, Rob Reilly, Bill Wright)

(Left to right: James Dawson-Hollis, Rob Reilly, Bill Wright)

Today McCann announced the addition of James Dawson-Hollis and Bill Wright as global executive creative directors, strengthening the leadership team under global creative chairman Rob Reilly.

Dawson-Hollis and Wright join McCann from Ogilvy West in Los Angeles, where the pair served as co-chief creative officers, working on accounts such as Qualcomm, HTC, Nesquik, and Arco gasoline.

Prior to Ogilvy, Wright helped turn Crispin and Porter from a small Miami agency into “one of the world’s most talked-about advertising agencies.” While there, he worked on accounts including Burger King, Miller, IKEA, Coke Zero, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Slim Jim, Molson Canadian, Reddi Whip, and MINI Cooper.

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Jell-O: It’s Not for Kids Anymore

Yeah, yeah, two CP+B posts in one day, we get the grief, but get a grip and just be thankful that it’s non-holiday-related. Anyhow, here’s a new effort from the agency for Kraft Foods’ Jell-O brand that promotes what appears to be its “adults-only” Temptations line. Intel and Clarity Consulting also took part in the effort, which used age-recognition technology to appease adults and basically tell kids to piss off. It’s everything you’d expect Bill Cosby and his sweater to be against, but, hey, it works for us. The video above was shot at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium and a second stunt took place on the first floor of the South Street Seaport in NYC last week. Credits after the jump.

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Crispin Loses Some CDs

So, sources familiar with the matter have sent us a memo from Andrew Keller that has made the rounds in the CP+B camp, which announces that Bill Wright and James Dawson Hollis, offline creative directors that somehow transitioned into the digital business, are leaving the agency. Where to, you ask? Well, Ogilvy West to serve as ECDs. After the jump, check out the memo regarding the pair, who worked on Kraft (“Pudding Face”), Jell-O (“Jiggle It” app), etc.


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Kraft Mac & Cheese Theft Warrants a Child’s Revenge

Well, at least Crispin Porter + Bogusky is keeping it real by keeping the VO work of once again-rehabbing Ted Williams intact in this latest round of spots for Kraft Mac & Cheese. This time, the concept is “Noodle Theft” and we here we have “Officer Dan” (though we would’ve preferred this Officer Dan) lecturing some young redhead about stealing. Apparently, a little bogarting of the prepackaged, gooey goodness turns young’uns into the children of the corn. You’ve been warned. Check out the second spot and credits after the jump.

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