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Cap’n Crunch Confronts Controversy

Did you know that Cap’n Crunch has his own digital late-night talk show? Because I didn’t. You don’t even need to watch it to know that he’s better than Jay Leno. The latest episode of The Cap’n Crunch Show addressed a recent uniform controversy about whether or not the Cap’n is indeed a captain. (At this point, you’re wondering what’s going on. You aren’t alone). But the “controversy” has been getting play from Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Leno, so Brooklyn-based shop Huge has been behind the latest self-deprecating content from everyone’s favorite cereal captain. The above clip runs about a minute and reveals the ultimate secret: Cap’n's eyebrows are actually attached to his hat, not his head. It’s good-natured and self-aware, things that are hard to find most days.

If you happen to be interested, the next episode of The Cap’n Crunch Show airs July 9 at 11:30 p.m.

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Presentation Writing: Design and Delivery

Presentation Writing: Design and DeliveryLearn how to use storytelling techniques and visual content to create and deliver successful pitches and presentations! Starting August 6, Amanda Pacitti, the manager of learning at Time Inc., will teach you the best practices for presentations, from using software like Prezi and Powerpoint, to writing your script, and using images, audio, and video to drive your points. Register now! 

Monday Odds and Ends

-Car buffs Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno will stop at nothing to be first in line for the NSX (production commencing in 2015) in Acura’s first Super Bowl spot (above). The ad comes to us from RP& and director Craig Gillespie. link

- In  “we were totally not expecting this” news, CP+B’s PR chief, VP, etc. Katie Kempner takes issue with the recent Slate piece about her agency. link

-Which digital agencies lead the pack when it comes to mobile marketing expertise? link

-Do you want to “Get on the Shelf” at Wal-Mart? Well, you have less than a month. link

-McDonald’s is narrowing down agencies in its NY co-op review. link

-Canadian hardware/gardening brand Rona tapped Sid Lee as lead creative agency.

-Has anyone in Chicago seen Groupon kiosks? link

-The One Show, Interactive and Design submission deadlines have been extended to Feb. 10. A $50 late fee applies to entries creative after Jan. 31. link

-Director Mark Palansky signed with L.A. prodco BRW USA for commercial representation.

OpEd: A Watermelon Grows in Brooklyn

We continue our industry op-ed contributions with this piece from Drew Miller, director of client development at Sound Lounge and RadioFace. The soapbox is yours, Drew.

A few years ago, in a fit of mild insomnia, I was blankly gazing at Jay Leno interviewing Drew Barrymore on the Tonight Show. Seemingly out of left field, Leno stated “I heard a rumor that you love grill cheese sandwiches.” Barrymore took the cue and announced, “Oh, not just any grill cheese, Jay.  It has to be KRAFT grilled cheese!” At first this only served to zone me out even more, but around the third mention of KRAFT SINGLES by Barrymore, I got the message. She was a shill. Affronted with such an obvious sell out, I click off the TV.

I remember being offended by such a blatant plant. Those of us in advertising tend to believe ourselves impervious to such obvious sells, and this was Itchy hitting Scratcthy over the head with a Kraft anvil. But as I made my way to the kitchen to make a grilled cheese, I could not help but appreciate the idea.

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Tuesday Morning Stir


-SolutionSet promoted Zain Raj to president and CEO, effective January 1, 2011.

-Zynga sees life beyond Farmville, ramps up in-game ads. link

-Apple’s big announce? The Beatles finally make it to iTunes. link

-Stein Rogan + Partners promoted Michael Ruby to creative director. link

-Conan’s blimp hovers above Jay Leno‘s studio. Zing! link

Friday Odds and Ends

-Perennial hack Jay Leno digs up Morgan Freeman‘s McDonald’s ad. link

-Design/production company Thornberg & Forester announced today the addition of Kyle Hurley as designer.

-Euro RSCG is “digital at the core,” according to Euro RSCG. link

-Google expands Android’s reach. link

-Branden Kramer‘s “Situation” t-shirt is taking off (above). link

-How Sony wooed techies with The Social Network promo. link

-The House’s net neutrality proposal falls apart. link

-Bluefly CMO Brad Matson talks marketing style. link

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