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Posts Tagged ‘Katie Kempner’

Wednesday Odds and Ends


-Grey New York has promoted Josh Rabinowitz, who has served as the agency’s SVP/director of music since 2005, to EVP. Rabinowitz, who spent several years as executive music producer at sister WPP agency Y&R prior to joining Grey in ’05, has produced over 7,500 tracks for brands globally across every musical genre.

-The ADC has announced the final programming lineup for its 2014 Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design, which will take place once again in Miami on April 7-9. link

-CP+B OG Katie Kempner has been promoted to chief communications officer, a position that calls for her to oversee comms for the agency’s seven global offices in Boulder, Miami, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo and Gothenburg, Sweden as well as an office in Copenhagen.

-The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is trying to reach out to “Young Invincibles” between the ages of 18 to 34 with the help of a fake rap duo (above, second spot here).

-The AME Awards for the “World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness” has announced the shortlist for the 2014 competition. link (.pdf)

-Former Supply + Demand director Jeffery Plansker has joined the international roster of B-Reel for representation.

-Hugh Allspaugh, former executive director of marketing strategy and analytics at Ogilvy Chicago, has joined VSA Partners as associate partner.

-Following a competitive pitch, General Mills has appointed London-based agency Karmarama to its roster for its Jus-Rol and Betty Crocker brands.

-L.A.-based prodco The Traveling Picture Show Company has signed commercial/branded director P.R. Brown to its roster.

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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Gannett’s acquisition of social media ad company Blinq is now official. link

-Editor Tracy Hof joined the roster of London/Santa Monica-based Stitch.

-Digitas/VivaKi alum Sam Der-Kazaryan joined Massachusetts-based Blitz Media as VP, director of digital and analytics.

-CP+B comms boss Katie Kempner‘s latest episode of Perspectives features her own agency’s EVP/global strategy officer, Suzanne Powers. link

-Our buddy the Sasquatch takes a break from the woods and indulges his caffeine craving in Carmichael Lynch’s latest campaign for Jack Link’s (above).

-Speaking of Minneapolis agencies, Martin|Williams takes us through its new iPad app for Marvin Windows and Doors. link

-Nominations for the 64th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame are due Sept. 7. link (pdf)

-LinkedIn has confirmed a profile page redesign, adding that more changes are coming. link

 

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-McCann New York celebrates the relaunch of Paper Denim & Cloth (above). link

-CP+B comms boss Katie Kempner launched a new online show called Perspectives (unfortunately, Lionel Osbourne is not included). link

-Former Heineken CMO Christian McMahan launched his own Boston/NY-based shop called Smartfish Group. link

-Is Facebook working on a “want” button? link

-Ex-Google Creative Lab/W+K NY producer Alex Sturtevant has joined Stinkdigital as an EP.

-Good lord, this has been our issue forever and now YouTube aims to make it better. link

-Speaking of YouTube, the Google-owned site and BrightRoll are doing quite alright in terms of video ads. link

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.

Thursday Odds and Ends

-Maribeth Phillips and John Sexton joined as EP and interactive CD of Definition 6′s New York office, respectively.

-JWT New York and Chelsea director Liz Von Hoene collaborated on a new campaign for Lean Cuisine (above). link

-Verizon’s iPhone sales seem to be doing well. link

-Photogs, please try to avoid the naked man cameo in a kids’ clothing catalog. link

-Our old pal from DDB, Alex Delanghe, joined up with MDC Partners as VP, corporate communications. Katie Kempner, meanwhile, will focus on CP+B.

-In other Crispin news, agency alum Aaron Starkman signed on as partner/CD at Rethink Toronto. link

-Move over Mercedes, BMW is taking over the U.S. luxury car crown. link

-Do you have your Facebook business card? link