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Jelleyman to Take Over as TAXI CCO

In other Canadian agency-related news, Frazer Jelleyman, who last we heard left his ECD post at what was David&Goliath’s London branch, has resurfaced over two years later to take on the global chief creative officer role at TAXI. As a result of the move, which actually won’t take effect until Jan 3, 2013, current CCO Steve Mykolyn will shift over to the role of chief brand officer at TAXI. What does the latter’s new role entail, you ask? Well, Mykolyn will focus on honing the agency’s digital and social outreach and “amplifying” its “Doubt” philosophy (let TAXI co-founder Paul Lavoie explain what that is).

As for the incoming CCO, Jelleyman (pictured left) will be based in TAXI’s Toronto office once he assumes his post next year. Prior to his brief ECD stint at D&G, the creative exec spent nine years as CD/head of art at TBWA\London and had a decade-long stint as an art director a DDB London before that. In other TAXI-related news, Lance Martin, who we mentioned, oh, about 30 minutes ago in the Union post, will be vacating his ECD post at TAXI 2 effective Nov. 30. The 12-year vet will be replaced by Darren Clarke in the interim.

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ADC Announces 2011 Hall of Fame Class

The Art Directors Club inducted four new members into its Hall of Fame, which already counts the likes of Andy Warhol, Leo Burnett, Jay Chiat, Walt Disney and Milton Glaser.

The 2011 HOF class includes W+K partner/ECD John C. Jay (pictured), who took his talents from Bloomingdale’s to Portland back in 1993 and subsequently helped establish the agency’s offices in Shanghai, Tokyo and Delhi. Other inductees include Joe Pytka, director of over 5,000 commercials who recently helmed what were essentially reboots of his old spots including one for PepsiMax and another for McDonald’s. The final two in the ADC 2011 HOF class are art director/designer Ruth Ansel and painter/illustrator/SVA chairman Marshall Arisman.

ADC board members and associates including AKQA’s Rei Inamoto and Taxi chairman Paul Lavoie selected the Hall of Famers, who will be inducted at a black-tie benefit gala in NYC on Nov. 10.

Scarpelli to Chair Cannes Titanium & Integrated Jury

The Cannes Lion announces keep rolling out and this time, it concerns the Titanium and Integrated jury, which will be chaired by DDB Worldwide chairman/CCO Bob Scarpelli, aka the man of many thoughts. Scarpelli, who previously served as president of both the Cannes Lion Press and Film juries in 2007, will be joined by nine others on Titanium/Integrated at this year’s advertising bacchanal including Iain Tait and Linus Karlsson (the new McCann NY/London chairman/CCO who we hear is currently on an international introduction tour).

In addition to the aforementioned categories, Scarpelli & Co. will also be awarding the Grand Prix for Good, which goes to the best entry selected from all the Gold Lion winners in the charities and public services categories, but was ineligible to win their category Grand Prix. Last year, AMV BBDO picked up the first-ever Good prize. See full Titanium & Integrated jury list below:

Bob Scarpelli, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, DDB Worldwide – Jury President
Jamie Barrett, Partner & Creative Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Richard Beaven, Worldwide CEO, Initiative
Pablo Del Campo, Chief Executive Officer, Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi
Armin Jochum, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt
Linus Karlsson, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, McCann New York and London
Paul Lavoie, Chairman, TAXI
Fernanda Romano, Global Creative Director, Digital & Experiential, Euro RSCG
Nik Studzinski, Executive Creative Director, Droga5
Iain Tait, Global Interactive Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy

Lavoie, Best to Head Up Select ADC Juries

Are you geared up for awards season yet? Well, whatever the case, the Art Directors Club has solidified its its 90th Awards juries with the additions of Taxi chairman/co-founder Paul Lavoie (pictured) and Wayne Best as Advertising and Hybrid chairs, respectively.

Best, if you best remember, left his ECD post at JWT last September to pursue a new “creative partnership,” which is a New York operation called Cog. Lavoie’s shop, of course, is now in the hands of Sir Marty and WPP. The Advertising and Hybrid categories have an entry deadline of Feb. 6. Check out the complete list of the aforementioned categories’ jurors, including Doner’s Rob Strasberg and W+K Amsterdam expat Jeff Kling, after the jump.

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WPP Acquires TAXI

Sir Martin Sorrell nabbed another one today as his WPP announced that it’s acquired TAXI and is aligning the shop with its roster of Young & Rubicam Brands unit. TAXI as most of you probably know was founded by Paul Lavoie and Jane Hope in Montreal in 1992 and with this move, Lavoie maintains his post as the agency’s chairman while Rob Guenette serves as its CEO.

Lavoie will in turn report to Y&R Brands CEO/chairman Peter Stringham, who seems excited enough about the moving, saying in a statement, “TAXI is a fantastic addition to our group. It will fit perfectly with the 30 companies at Young & Rubicam Brands that span the marketing communications spectrum offering another exciting dimension to create innovative integrated  solutions. We also believe that their strong client roster will benefit from the wide range of resources and talents at Young & Rubicam Brands.” TAXI currently has offices throughout Canada as well as in New York and Amsterdam and the “strong client roster” Stringham is referring to includes New York Life, Heineken, Burger King and the Toronto Raptors. 

Steve Simpson Heads Jury Chairs for ADC 90

Ogilvy North America’s recently installed chief creative officer Steve Simpson will serve as the first Annual Awards chair at the ADC’s, which we all know by now is turning 90 next year. Among the former Goodby partner’s duties will be to oversee the Advertising, Design and Interactive juries for the ADC Awards.

Joining Simpson as chairs for the 90th Awards gala include TAXI Amsterdam chairman/co-founder Paul Lavoie in the Advertising category, Venables Bell & Partners CD/partner Will McGinness in Interactive and former JWT ECD Wayne Best in Hybrid. Along with naming the jury chairs, the Art Directors Club is also tweaking the format in honor of next year’s event by reimplementing separate jury chairs for Illustration and Photography and unveiling the ADC Designism Award. We’re sure we’ll be hearing more ADC camp in the coming months to hype up the event. In the meantime, you can find out more here.

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