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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Skinner’

Thursday Morning Stir

-As tipsters mentioned yesterday, W+K has reportedly sold off its six-story Portland HQ for $65 million. According to one site, though, the agency’s staying put (we’re looking into this). link

-Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner explains what fans will hate about season five. link

-Pinterest hired Tim Kendall, who spent four years as Facebook’s director of monetization. link

-CP+B promoted Sloan Schroeder and Julia Lafferty to EP and producer/video operations manager, respectively.

-Nissan and Habitat for Humanity celebrate their partnership with an interactive app (above) from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. link

-McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner is set to retire and will be replaced by president/COO Don Thompson. link

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Monday Odds and Ends

 

-Mistress Creative and the Bandito Brothers team up for a global brand spot for Hot Wheels (above).

-BMB’s Neil Powell is tweeting live from Uganda until May 29 as he hand delivers the first 1,000 Information Blankets to Ugandan mothers. link

-Alex Bogusky: Spy camera pioneer. link

-McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner: Ronald McDonald is an “ambassador for good.” link

-McCann NY/London’s online slideshow continues, this time with a salute from the Gipper. link

-Goodness Mfg. hired Rob Bajohr and Neal Desai as senior art director and art director, respectively.

-Aero Film opened New York-based CGI/animation unit, Aero Studios.

-In other prodco news, L.A.-based Duck signed Swedish animation studio Meindbender for U.S. commercial representation, thus forming the aptly titled Meindbender@Duck. link

-Beverly Hills Courier is trying to entice Manhattan area ad/marketing/PR folks with a contest to win a luxury weekend in its city. Cue the Weezer. (P.S. – password is “mediabistro”) link

-Did Ashton Kutcher launch a Twitter app to get back at Twitter? link

-Friendly’s tapped Portland, ME’s Via Group as its new AOR. link