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Posts Tagged ‘James Lipetzky’

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Austin-based agency LatinWorks has been tapped as creative agency of record for Jamba Juice. First work from the agency for its new client is expected roll out in Q1 2014.

-It took a couple of weeks, but Persicope has officially confirmed that it’s taken over for Campbell Mithun’s Compass Point Media unit on media duties for Great Clips. Periscope now expands its relationship Great Clips as it’s already been serving as creative AOR for the hair salon chain since 2011. Great Clips won’t officially disclose spending, but Kantar has estimated it at $16 million.

-MRM has acquired Sao Paulo-based agency E/OU. link

-Adam Pincus, most recently managing partner at GroupM agency MediaCom, has assumed the newly created position of EVP/programming and production for GroupM Entertainment North America.

-Couldn’t resist mentioning the clip above for GoldieBlox where little girls turn into little Rube Goldbergs. (Update: And now they send us credits, which you can check out after the jump).

-NYC/Phoenix-based digital agency iAcquire has appointed Anthony Bajoras as VP of customer development.

-Myrtle Beach, SC’s The Brandon Agency has acquired Ohio-based Benghiat Marketing & Communications.

-Digiday continues with its “Confessions of a Young Ad Creative” series. link

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Morrison Splits from DFCB Chicago

You can always come home, as they say. After five years spent leading the creative editorial department at Draftfcb Chicago, Steve Morrison is heading back to fellow Windy City operation Foundation, which started out as an editorial facility in 2004 but has now evolved into a digital/creative studio. Morrison was one of the OG’s at Foundation, which he will now lead in his new role as general manager.

During his time at DFCB, Morrison led the agency’s in-house editorial division, Inside Job. Regarding Morrison’s return to Foundation, the editorial shop’s CCO/president Samantha Hart says in a statement, “When it became obvious to partner James Lipetzky and I that in order to grow our business we would need to be back on the ground in Los Angeles, we had a very short list of people we trusted to step in on our behalf.  Actually, just one guy and that guy was Steve.  With Steve working alongside the talented staff we have in place, we now feel we have the Dream Team heading up Chicago.”

And we all know how dreamy editors in Chicago can be.