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Robinson Joins Up with Kay at Zeus Jones

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Well, we’ll be damned, got some tips late yesterday on this one but still worth mentioning, in case you haven’t heard, that former AKQA San Francisco executive creative director, Neil Robinson, has joined up with Goodby alum Gareth Kay as a founding partner at fellow SF operation, Zeus Jones (which also has a Minneapolis office).  It didn’t long for Robinson to change shops as we reported just less than a week ago that he left his ECD gig at AKQA, where he spent nearly two decades, first in London then the last 10 years in San Francisco. Kay himself, meanwhile, just joined seven-year-old Zeus Jones a few months ago after spending well over four years at GS&P.

Kay writes, among other things, on the official Zeus Jones site: “I can’t wait to get to work with Neil and to start building a creative company for the modern age from the ground up – a skunkworks that challenges marketing as usual. I thought I’d ask Neil to write a few words about why he’s excited by this opportunity.” Robinson and Kay are pictured, l-r apparently on a ledge  with the San Francisco skyline serving as backdrop, above. Zeus Jones has worked with the likes of Purina, Betty Crocker and Nordstrom over the years.

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Robinson Departs from AKQA

neilakqaAfter spending nearly two decades at AKQA, first in London and the last 10 years in San Francisco,  Neil Robinson is moving on from his longtime home and embarking on a “new adventure,” sources familiar with the matter confirm. From what we’ve been told, today is Robinson’s last day at AKQA SF, where he’s spent nearly the last two years as executive creative director. According to sources, fellow AKQA SF ECD Stephen Clements, who’s been with the agency for a dozen years, will continue to lead creative in San Francisco and AKQA is in the process of seeking the right candidate to help lead the department.

AKQA Finds Lipton Replacements

Once again, we have to give bravos for an agency being proactive. A day after learning that Pierre Lipton announced his departure from said agency, here’s the word from said agency: “AKQA announces that Neil Robinson and Stephen Clements, both respected creative leaders at the agency and in the industry, are taking the roles of joint Executive Creative Directors in San Francisco. Together, they will oversee the more than 100-person creative department at AKQA’s San Francisco office. Both Neil and Stephen will report directly to CCO, Rei Inamoto. ”

Inamoto adds, “Neil and Stephen bring years of leadership in creating some of the most inspiring and impactful work that has earned global recognition.”

Google Adwords Makes an Expensive Thank You Card

October marked the 10th anniversary of Google’s Adwords, its main source of revenue and a feature that revolutionized the way people advertise on the internet. Last year, Adwords generated $23 billion in revenue, and Google decided it was time to send a thank you card to the over 1 million clients that made its flagship product an immense success.

AKQA San Francisco called upon PostPanic to create a card that could be customized to integrate clients’ names into the video. While, as you’ll see in the video, PostPanic.com is the client in question, Google’s clients have the ability to make any company part of their elaborate thank you card. Sure, the technology in the ad might be a tad exaggerated, but as the video is all shot in and around Google HQ in Mountain View, California, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that “B2B bees,” moon lasers and massive domino setups could actually be based off of Google’s own technological experiments.

Hats off to Google because, really, who’s nice enough to send a thank you card anymore? Credits after the jump.

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