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Havas Taps Former College Football Stars for DISH Network

Havas Worldwide Chicago tapped former college football stars Matt Leinart, Heath Shuler and Brian Bosworth in their latest spot for DISH Network, promoting the DISH Anywhere app.

Also featuring the kangaroo mascots that just refuse to go away, the spot finds the three athletes deciding to head back to college after misunderstanding a conversation about watching live college football anywhere with DISH’s app. This is about as painful as the rest of DISH’s recent advertising, with the involvement of Leinart, Shuler and Bosworth the only thing really differentiating it. Hardcore college football fans might get a kick out of seeing the trio, but for the rest of us this is just another annoying DISH ad. Credits after the jump. Read more

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-New York-based creative editorial boutique Red Car added Nick Lofting to its roster. Lofting most recently served as an editor within CP+B LA’s in-house facility, Plus Productions

-Regardless of its newfound notoriety, JCPenney’s peculiarly designed tea kettle has already sold out online. link

-Global crowdsourcing hub DesignCrowd wants to help redesign Rupert Murdoch & Co.’s recently unveiled 21st Century Fox logo. link

-Today’s the last day, folks on the West Coast, to indulge in a staring contest with the donkey in the clip above and nab some free Del Taco as part of a May campaign from SF-based shop, Camp + King. C+K picked up the biz for Del Taco last summer.

-Campbell’s Soup welcomes in GSD&M and Taxi to its agency roster. link

-Who’s not clamoring for some Soda Shaq? link

Bad Date? Try Online Gambling!

In October, CP+B Los Angeles and London took over AOR duties for UK-based betting/e-gaming service Paddy Power. Like our commentariat, we admittedly found this news a little dull. But, we did get to give mention to Paddy Power’s old agency, Big Al’s Creative Emporium, and all of the silly names for the different parties involved in the story were just a little too bizarre to ignore.

Well, as the above TV spot proves, the weirdness isn’t ceasing. As Paddy Power’s brand head Adam Perrin said when Crispin won the business, “We were blown away by the freshness of CP+B’s approach and their use of resource across the United States and Europe.” Was CP+B’s “fresh” idea marketing Paddy Power Bingo’s “Home Free Hotline,” as a way to make a quick escape from romantic encounters gone awry? It certainly seems that way.

So, gamblers, are you going to pick your online betting service based on its ability to blow up your mobile? Credits after the jump.

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