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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-CP+B creative director Dave Swartz, who has been with the agency on and off since 1990, has been promoted to director of art and design, which basically builds on the design director position once occupied by John Kieselhorst. The latter of course left to co-found Made Movement earlier this year.

-Speaking of CP+B, in case you missed it, go check out the agency’s art iPad app for Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese. link

-We did rather enjoy this little Twitter tiff between Taco Bell and Old Spice (above). link

-The Pitch winner SK+G was appointed as AOR for soon-to-be-reopened, Santa Barbara, CA resort, El Encanto. In addition, the Las Vegas lifestyle/leisure-focused agency welcomed back former ACDs David Wong and Natalia Chaffin as group creative directors.

-Meanwhile, Jordi Pont rejoined W+K Amsterdam after a two-year absence to serve as group account director on Heineken and GE.

-The Onion’s AV Club has partnered with Stride Gum to launch a new comedic video series called Stand Down. link

-Landor Associates alum Russ Meyer joined Omnicom agency Siegel+Gale as global strategy director.

-Here’s one site’s take on the “top 10 viral ads of all time.” link

-It looks like Co: is seeking a few good men and/or women. link

 

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Here’s More on Bogusky’s ‘Return’ to Advertising

Well, we had a feeling he still had one foot in the door considering that spies were hinting about this as far back as late April (and we were told by those in the know on the 26th of said month that it was “100% not true”). Anyhow, by now, many of you have probably heard that the man, the myth, the earth-saving bike-sharer known as Alex Bogusky is kinda sorta making a return to advertising. We’ve been told that Bogusky officially signed on July 2 to serve as an investor and creative advisor for Made Movement, a shop formed by fellow CP+B alums to support “a resurgence in American manufacturing.”

In a statement, Bogusky says, “I know these guys are the best in the business and I would pretty much invest in any agency they are a part of. But when they told me the idea, it was a really perfect fit.” The folks at Made, which was founded by Dave Schiff, Scott Prindle and John Kieselhorst, have not only welcomed their old pal Bogusky aboard, but have launched the Made Collection, which includes American-made goods that you can shop for on a flash-sale website (teaser above).

Regarding Bogusky’s arrival, Schiff, who serves as partner/CCO, adds, “To say Alex is an asset is understating it. He’s a guy with the uncanny ability to peek around corners and see what’s coming next. He’s a compass for where we’re headed, a barometer for the quality of our work and an impassioned co-conspirator in our enterprise. More than that, he’s a friend.”

Fox Moves Up the Ranks at CP+B

After spending technically four years in the CP+B camp after the MDC agency acquired his interactive shop Texture Media, Dan Fox is getting promoted once again, this time adding “executive” to his VP, creative technology director title. Since 2008, Fox has worked as technical director on VW’s website and has been involved with notable CP+B clients including Best Buy, Old Navy, Bolthouse Farms and Kraft (remember this interesting work for Jell-O last December?).

Anyhow, we’ve been told that “in a sense,” Fox replaces Scott Prindle, who left to start up MADE along with fellow former CP+B-ers Dave Schiff and John Kieselhorst just a month ago.

Let’s Take a Quick Tour of a New Boulder Operation

Our pals at the Denver Egotist provided this clip that takes us on what looks like a tour of Starbucks but is actually the offices of new Boulder shop MADE. You might remember that the shop was launched by a few CP+B execs just recently, and here, one of its founders, head of design leadership John Kieselhorst, seems a bit perplexed by the “roomy” office space. Best of luck, sirs.

Domino’s New Statement: Kids Don’t Have Same Taste as Adults

We can’t help but be reminded of the cinematic masterpiece Kindergarten Cop when watching this new Domino’s ad from CP+B, which picks a different kind of focus group altogether for its new campaign.  The new spot promotes the pizza chain’s specialty deal and thankfully there are no dairy farm-related hijinks involved. However, um, cheesy you think the campaign is, it seems like Crispin’s efforts are paying off as Domino’s hit a new 52-week high on the stock market today. Hooray? Credits after the jump.

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Domino’s Brings Focus Group to the Dairy Farm

We’ve covered some Domino’s stuff in the recent past,  i.e. the whole “take a picture of your pizza and send it to us” bit. That idea was kind of nifty-getting the audience involved and just showing the pizza as it is with no smoke & mirrors.

Now, Crispin Porter + Bogusky is attempting to prove how seriously Domino’s takes its cheese by setting up a focus group in the middle of a dairy farm, one that the pizza chain actually uses. Still, are we to honestly believe these people aren’t aware of a fake set? View full credits after the jump.

More: Pizza Hut Using Actual Employees For New Campaign

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