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Jell-O, CP+B Give Young Boy an Unfortunate Comb Over

Men with comb overs look hapless. Little boys with comb overs look creepy. To see the difference, please watch the latest Jell-O television spot, appropriately titled “Comb Over.”

In the forty-five-second ad built by CP+B, a balding father whose depressing life resembles a deflated balloon schools his son on the importance of the little things, like a cup of Jell-O pudding. In turn, we see some surreal daydream where the son, still about six years old, goes through a day in the father’s life, only now he has a giant cone head and a comb over. If you ever wanted to know what the male offspring of Lord Voldemort and Francis Dolarhyde (Manhunter version, not Red Dragon) would look like, here you go. Is that not the definition of creepy, a little boy who somehow resembles two fictional psychopaths all because of a comb over? Still, the commercial’s surrealist twist manages to make it stand out in an otherwise standard concept. It’s almost sweet, if not for the whole hapless/depressing/pitying reaction that comes along with comb overs.

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CP+B Confirms Will’s Arrival, Promotes Babcock to ECD (Updated)

We know you were totally aching for a follow-up to our Noah Will post from earlier this week, so we’ll satisfy you folks by letting you know know that the creative will be joining Crispin Porter + Bogusky as senior copywriter next week. Will joins from Olson, where he spent four years served and eventually moved up to ACD just about a year ago today. During his career, Will has spent time at the formerly known as Wongdoody and Jung von Matt.

Update: Guess it’s a busy day in Boulder as Crispin has also promoted Steve Babcock to executive creative director. Babcock has been with CP&B for four years and most recently served as VP/CD on the Best Buy account and was the lead on the team involved with the Ozzy/Bieber holiday campaign among others for the retailer. Prior to CP+B, Babcock served as a creative director at StruckAxiom.

Olson Loses a Couple More

We figured we’d bookend the holiday weekend with another Olson tidbit as we’ve come to learn that Ryan Linder‘s not the only staffer to recently depart from the agency. Sources familiar with the matter confirm that both ACD Noah Will and VP, director of strategy Mark Bubula (pictured) have left as well.

Will and Bubula had been with Olson for over four and eight years, respectively, with the former now heading to CP+B and the latter starting up a new business venture. We’re checking with Crispin to find out what the title and start date will be for Will, who had copywriting stints at Fallon, Jung von Matt and what is now WDCW during his career.

Olson Promotes Copywriting Duo to ACDs

Congrats on the promotion and all, but we can’t get past the hoodies sported by Matt Burgess and Noah Will (l-r), senior copywriters at Olson who have just been bumped up to associate creative directors. We’re captivated by the career trajectory depicted on the lads’ sweatshirts. Is this the path for most ACDs?

Anyways, we digress. Burgess, who joined Olson back in January 2008 after serving as a CW at fellow Minneapolis-based shop Campbell Mithun, is a Miami Ad School grad who has had stints at Best Buy Advertising, JWT New York, FCB Seattle and Martin/Williams. Will, meanwhile, has been with Olson for three-and-a-half years and served as a copywriter at Wongdoody prior. His resume also includes gigs at Fallon and Jung von Matt. Olson ECD Tom Fugleberg speaks highly of the lads, saying in a statement, “They have continually stepped up to meet greater challenges with class, humility and hilarity as we’ve grown. We’re thrilled to announce this promotion—they’ve earned it.”