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Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Bitsack’

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Klick released its “Epic Holiday Office Remix” (video above).

-The first deadline for the inaugural Positive Change Effie Award is tomorrow, December 4th.

-The new site doggelgangers.com explores “people who work in advertising… and dogs from the internet that happen to look like them.”

-Mashable celebrates the Sony Playstation’s 20th anniversary with a look at 20 of the best Playstation ads.

-Yoke shares a “Christmas Ad-Vent Calendar.”

-Caviar Content announced the addition of Jeff Bitsack to its directorial roster.

-Blog “Round Seventeen” talks ad industry exit strategy.

-Global marketing agency Metia announced the appointment of Mark Pinsent as managing director, London.

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Thursday Odds and Ends

 

-2014 International ANDY Awards chairman David Droga has picked his jury for next year’s event, which takes place Feb. 18-24 in Shanghai. Among those creatives making the list, which spans the globe, are CP+B CEO Andrew Keller, DDB Worldwide CCO Amir Kassaei and W+K ECD, Susan Hoffman. See the full list after the jump.

-Havas Worldwide London has welcomed 11-year AMV BBDO vet Mark Fairbanks as its new ECD. Fairbanks replaces Mick Mahoney, who left in May to become ECD at RKCR/Y&R.

-According to Business Insider, these are “The 50 Sexiest Advertising Executives Alive.” link

-New York-based creative agency Cornerstone, which works with brands like Converse and Diageo, is expanding its U.K. operations, moving to new HQ in London’s East End and adding a handful of new senior hires. Among those joining Cornerstone U.K. are content manager Adam Hanim, senior account manager Fiona Ghobrial, senior account director Joe Strinati and in January, digital director Karen Piper.

-ATTIK has teamed up with prodco Humble and director Jeff Bitsack to create the latest spot in Scion’s Pure Process campaign (above). A little behind-the-scenes info on the spot here.

-Vertical social media company Glam Media has appointed Dan Lagani as president/chief revenue officer. Lagani will work out of NYC and will report to Glam Media chairman/CEO, Samir Arora.

-Director Scotty Bergstein has joined the roster of Los Angeles-based production company TWC Films for exclusive U.S. representation.

- L.A.-based UTA Brand Studio, the brand strategy division of United Talent Agency, has brought on FutureBrand/Siegel+Gale alum Marcus Bartlett as creative director.

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Let’s Go Furniture-Sniffing with 22squared & Aaron’s

Teens may sniff glue for kicks, but judging by the short spot from 22squared for furniture chain, Aaron’s, moms across the country will be releasing endorphins when they get a chance to sniff their newly leased furniture. Lonely housewife warning: Delivery men are not yours to sniff and/or keep.

Atlanta-based 22squared, which also counts clients including Buffalo Wild Wings and Baskin-Robbins, officially became the first AOR for Aaron’s this week (minus a formal review), and “The Smell of Ownership” is the third commercial they created for the furniture giant (the first two were created as part of a short-term project assignment). The title is a little misleading, though, since those leasing the furniture won’t actually own it, but some might call that effective advertising. We’ve seen better, we’ve seen worse, and we’ve seen Troy Aikman talking to Hulk Hogan in those Rent-A-Center ads.

Kudos to the actress for really committing to the sniffing and sacrificing chunks of brain cells. Credits after the jump.

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