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Posts Tagged ‘Paula Deen’

Friday Morning Stir

-Booz & Company’s Booz Digital unit has formed an alliance with global branding agency, Leagas Delaney. link

-London-based branding/design agency Handsome has opened up shop in Toronto. The new branch will be led by hometown native and group account director, Kristin Germain.

-Grand opening, grand closing for Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy‘s Twitter reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage. link

-The 4A’s has formed a new Data Advisory Council that includes folks from VivaKi, Xaxis, Klout and Pandora. link

-Web analytics firm Topsy shows us how much Instagram video feature has affected Twitter’s Vine. link

-And so, it continues with Paula Deen as Target is now phasing out her cookware line. link

 

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-We’ve inquired about this a couple of weeks ago, but que sera sera, a trade you know well has confirmed that Matt Ryan, co-chair of Havas New York who joined the agency from sibling Arnold when it was still Euro RSCG back in 2008, is out and that global lead Andrew Benett will take on the CEO role of said office. Yeah, we inquired for comment, but nothing from Havas’s end as of yet. Wonder why. link

-And now, we get insecure thanks to a Mercedes-Benz ad aimed at the South African market from Net#work BBDO (above). Check out credits and behind-the-scenes clip after the jump.

-Current Saatchi & Saatchi Greater China president/COO Michael Lee has been promoted to CEO at the agency.

-In other Rosetta news, the Publicis Groupe-owned agency has hired Mindshare alum Jeff Thaler as managing partner/program management officer.

-Atlanta-based agency Ames Scullin O’Haire has launched its internal production studio, ASO Digital Films. It would help if we could actually download the digital films promoting the launch, but guess we can do with this for now. link

-St. Louis-based experiential marketing agency Switch has promoted Scott Burns to the newly created ECD role.

-And so, it continues. Caesars has dropped Paula Deen and so has Walmart.

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