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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Bloomberg’

Monday Odds and Ends

-Starcom USA has appointed Xi Chicago (formerly Energy BBDO unit Proximity Worldwide) alum Andrew Kasprzycki as EVP/managing director on the Microsoft account. Kasprzycki will work out of Starcom’s Chicago office.

-Grey New York has teamed up with Mayor Michael Bloomberg to launch the NYC-based campaign, “Recycle Everything” (one print example above).  link

-A week after bringing on Matt Ian as its new creative boss, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York has welcomed former Barneys e-commerce director Jordan Holberg as director of technology. link

-After spending the last three years at the likes of Blast Radius and SapientNitro, Scott Weisbrod has returned to his old stomping grounds at Critical Mass Toronto to take on the role of VP/strategy. link

-It was only a matter of time before The Onion covered the Publicis/Omnicom merger. link

-Aaannnd our pal Rich Siegel chimes in on you know what. link

-New York-based prodco Rascal Films has signed director Adam Bonke for exclusive U.S. representation.

-Former Atomic Playpen project manager Julie Salfer and Periscope alum Abbey Jensen have joined fellow Minneapolis shop Clarity Coverdale Fury as account manager and production/traffic manager, respectively.

-Health/wellness firm inVentiv Health has opened two new offices in Tokyo and New York for its medical communications business. link

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Adam Richman on Bloomberg Soda Ban: ‘We Are In a Very Precarious Situation as a Society’

Travel Channel’s Adam Richman, the man behind Man vs. Food, its spinoff show Man vs. Food Nation and now Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, recently sat down with us for an enlightening chat about his background, MvF and his new show among other things. In Part I of our Media Beat interview with him, Richman discusses New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s proposal to ban extra-large sodas in the Big Apple.

This and all MediabistroTV productions can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel. Also, be sure to check out Part II and III of our chat with Richman tomorrow and Wednesday, respectively.