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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Bloomberg’

Monday Odds and Ends

-As we first noted last week, Ian Sohn has indeed returned to Ogilvy Chicago, now officially joining up as EVP, director of emerging platforms & partnerships.

-Following a review that started in July, EVB’s London office has picked up global social AOR duties for Chivas Regal. link

-Deutsch LA kicked off its new “Why VW” brand campaign for Volkswagen that includes the spot called “Smiles” above. link

-Well, this is interesting. As part of Adweek‘s “Brand Genius” honors, the trade is bestowing its first “Brand Visionary” award upon NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg.

-By the way, have you seen the fake NYPD ads that are complementing today’s Occupy Wall Street anniversary? link

-Yes, the “most interesting man in the world” will fundraise for President Obama in Vermont. link

-Global creative agency ATTIK promoted Michelle O’Hea to account director on Scion.

-Chicago-based agency Tris3ct promoted CSO Thomas Stiefermann to EVP/managing director of its new El Segundo, CA office.

-Vegas-based The Pitch alum SK+G has been appointed as agency of record for a handful of Orient-Express luxury hotel properties in North America.

-New York comms firm Roth Partners was named AOR for Newell Rubbermaid’s baby product brand Graco in North America. There was no formal review and billings were undisclosed.

-Creative producer Nicole Visram joined L.A.-based Arcade Edit as EP.

-So, what can the ad tech world learn from the new iPhone? link

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Monday Odds and Ends

 

-The Ad Club and Google have teamed up to launch the Young Innovators competition (above). link

-Oliver Fuselier signed on with Tool as executive producer. link

-Post-Irene, NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is ready to have fun again and engage his fake Twitter self. link

-Speaking of Irene, what started as this over the weekend, turned into this which finally turned into this: link

-Ed Kats was promoted to president of the MediaWhiz division of the newly launched SolutionSet MediaWhiz Partnership. link

-Santa Monica’s Blitz acquired social media group, bigMETHOD.

-Bi-coastal/London prodco Park Pictures signed directing team Terri Timely for U.S. commercial representation.

-Some possible iPhone 5 details have been revealed including its panel size. link

-Y&R Brands Australia/New Zealand CFO Adam Foulsham is moving to New York to serve as EVP of Y&R Brands Finance. link

Thursday Odds and Ends

-SF Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum looks rather fierce in a slo-mo ad for Red Bull (above).

-The man behind the “M. Night School” speaks to Crushable. No love. link

-Hulu rules when it comes to video ads viewed. Like we had a choice. link

-NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg declares April 16 to be Foursquare Day. link

-Here’s a visualization of the Inoguchi-related mess from earlier today. link

-What does the future hold for video ad networks? Does anyone care? link

-Wunderman New York promoted Jill Walker and Keith Rhodes to SVP, group account directors. link

-Here are a handful of “top” marketing blogs written by entrepreneurs. link

-Stardust added European directing collective UFO to its roster. link

Friday Morning Stir

-Durham, NC-based Baldwin& hired Hayley Reaver as copywriter on the agency’s Burt’s Bees and BMW accounts.

-Breathe easy, Mad Men fans. Lionsgate and AMC locked a multiple season deal with creator Matthew Weiner. Only they’re the last three seasons, though. link

-Here’s how to send a “boner” to Sid Lee (above). link

-Allison Johnson, Apple’s VP of global marketing communications, is leaving. link

-40 digital agencies including Firstborn and Perfect Fools have joined forces to form Mutiny Worldwide. link

-NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg has no idea if anyone’s paying attention to his multi-million dollar ad blitz. link

Bloomberg Lays On Guilt Trip in Anti-Piracy Ads

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a mission to stop digital piracy in the Big Apple with an ad campaign that comes to us courtesy of his Office of Media and Entertainment. The basic idea it seems is to make New Yorkers feel bad for illegally downloading the latest theatrical releases because in doing so, you’re putting a fellow NYC citizen out of work. To help drive this message home, agency Fathom lured that host from Jerry Seinfeld‘s lame Marriage Ref show to play a “vendor” who gives passersby a choice (see above).

It’s a decent try, Bloomy, but we have to agree with sites like Techdirt that say this effort from the Mayor’s Office (with additional support from not-quite-forward-thinking groups like NBC Universal, the MPAA and others) is probably a waste of NYC taxpayers’ money. Credits after the jump.

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