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Despite Victors & Spoils’ Efforts, DW+H Sticking with Existing Name…for Now

We were forwarded this note late Friday, one which George Parker also happened to cover on Adscam at that time. In case you missed it, let us apprise you that a few months’ worth of work on Victors & Spoils’ part appears to have all been for naught according a note sent agency-wide from creative directors, Kate McQuail and Noah Clark.  If you recall, last August, the Boulder-based crowdsourcing advocates at V&S were tapped by Santa Monica-based agency, DonatWald+Haque, for a re-branding effort (“renaming invitation” intro video above).

Well, five months later, after presenting thousands of potential new names, McQuail and Clark have broken the sad news to the V&S community that DW+H ultimately did not select a winner. Still, despite the latter’s diss of sorts, we hesitate to proclaim it “the final nail in the coffin” for V&S like Parker, though as Chris Farley once said, it’s probably ” gonna leave a mark.” But why say more when you can just read the full aforementioned note, which also mentions a few money-winning DW+H ideas, after the jump.

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So, What Has Victors & Spoils Been Up To?

We forgot to mention this yesterday, but might as well let you know that Victors & Spoils CEO John Winsor updated his blog this week to bring us up to speed on what’s happening with his now-Havas-owned, Boulder-based agency. If you don’t feel like actually clicking the link, we’ll just give you the Cliffs Notes version and tell you that the theme this time around is “making momentum.”

The contents within include the fact that V&S has promoted several staffers and hired a few folks in the process. On the promotion front, Winsor & Co. have promoted Noah Clark (who was interviewed by his own boss on this here site) and Arnold NY alum Chad Walker to co-executive creative directors. In addition, V&S elevated Kate McQuail (yet another CP+B alum) to creative director while also bringing on former TM Advertising creative Chris Cima as a CD.