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Posts Tagged ‘Larry David’

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-DDB alum Jonathan Sackett joined Ogilvy as managing director of content strategy for North America.

-Larry David‘s worst enemy Aamco celebrates 50 years (above).

- Queens, NY-based (represent) commercial production house SFI (Simpson Films), hired David Nelson as executive producer.

-Cannes Young Lions “Team USA.” Wooo? link

-Hmm, so what start-ups should Facebook now buy? link

-The AAF’s Advertising Hall of Achievement has announced its 2012 call for nominations. link (pdf)

 

 

 

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Larry David Takes ‘Charity Bribes’ Bait, Joins Twitter

A couple of months ago, we told you about the latest project from former BBDO copywriter/current Google employee Chris Baker, who decided to have a little fun with celebrities, get them to do something atypical, and support their charities in the process via a project dubbed “Charity Bribes.” The first celeb on Baker & Co.’s list was none other than Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm mastermind, Larry David, who the group has been trying to lure into the Twitterverse. Well, it took a little bit of time, but Baker informed us this morning that “It fucking worked. Larry joined twitter. His people got in touch with us and he sent his first tweet Friday night.”

As you can see above, the comedic maestro’s first tweet as @LarryDavid4 calls for the “Bribes” crew to make good on their offer and pay his organization of choice, the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has made its way into Curb storylines in seasons past. See a larger image of David’s first tweet after the jump. Next up to bat on the “Charity Bribes” list? None other than Conan O’Brien (below). Go here to join in on the fun or submit your own celeb bribes and vote.

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Chris Baker Returns with Celebrity-Baiting ‘Charity Bribes’ Project

After internet intervening, co-authoring a book and trying to send M. Night Shyamalan to film school, former BBDO NY copywriter/current Google staffer Chris Baker has launched yet another online effort dubbed “Charity Bribes.” This time around, Baker joined forces with fellow copywriter William Burks Spencer (a Y&R/CP+B/TBWA alum) to basically mess with celebs and support charities at the same time.

Their first mission, as you can see above, is to convince Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm mastermind Larry David to join Twitter. How it works is you pledge money to make a bribe happen and if it never comes to fruition, you’re not charged. So far, this inaugural charity bribe has reaped over $600 in pledge money and there are just over 30 days to join in on the action.

Red Tettemer + Partners Plots ‘Curb’ Pop-Ups in NY, LA

With Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s eighth season premiere just days away (Sunday the 10th to be exact), the folks at Philly-based Red Tettemer + Partners are whetting fans’ appetites by planting a “pop-up” band that will spontaneously break out into the show’s opening theme song, “Frolic” by Luciano Michelini, in NY and LA locations from Friday to Sunday. Well, we’ll take this over your usual annoying flash mob any day, and besides, we love Curb, so we’re biased.

Here are the lads rehearsing for the guerilla effort (though if you don’t want spoilers, don’t click), which will take place at Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade and Pershing Square Park in LA and Madison Square Park, Wall Street and the Meat Packing District in NYC. And yes, they will be dressed in signature Larry David garb, for better or worse. We’re already getting neurotic just thinking about it.