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Posts Tagged ‘Richard Schulze’

Monday Morning Stir

-New York-based brand advisory/communications firm Roth Partners welcomed three new senior partners to its executive management team including Digitas/Ogilvy alum Tracey Reilly as managing partner, former Y&R creative director Keith Evans as ECD and ex-Interbrand North America president Martyn Straw as director of strategic planning.

-krow communications and Rubber Republic have teamed up to created a “Mum Rap” for the Fiat 500L. Take note, hip Toyota Sienna-driving parents.

-Director Marcus Nispel, who’s carved a niche for himself over the last few years helming horror remakes–sorry, “reboots”– including Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has joined the roster of bi-coastal prodco, Tool of North America. link

-PHD has tapped Kaplan Thaler alum Kim Bates to head up its new U.S. brand planning practice. link

-Best Buy is giving founder Richard Schulze until Feb. 28 to come up with a takeover bid for the company. link

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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Following a review, Arnold was named AOR for banking brand, Sovereign/Santander. The agency will support its new client in the US on its marketing and rebranding efforts, which are expected to occur within the next 12 months.

-CP+B’s “Toppers Tantrum” campaign for Triscuit focuses on the taste of the cracker itself (“Unscheduled Appointment” spot above). You can also chime in via the “Toppers Complaint Department” here.

-Baltimore agency Planit has extended the video submission deadline for its “Ultimate Intern Search” to Aug. 24. link

-Dallas/New York-based agency MEplusYOU (formerly imc2) has been tapped to consolidate the web presence of education company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

-Facebook stock has dropped nearly six percent since insiders got the green light yesterday to dump shares. link

-Latin/South American mobile content provider Movile hired former Apple senior designer Everaldo Coelho as head of UX.

-Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is still dead set on buying back his company and has written a letter to the board saying, “I’m not going away.” link

Monday Morning Stir

-Best Buy founder Richard Schulze has offered to buy out the company. link

-Curvin O’Reilly, copywriter and original “Mad Man,” passed away late last Friday. Here’s Tom Messner‘s eulogy. link

-Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett alum Jeremy Gilberto joined RT+P as art director on Dial for Men, Century 21 and Planet Fitness.

-Publicis Groupe is denying IPG acquisition talks. link

-Apparently, these are the “50 sexiest advertising executives alive.” link

-Ladies and gentlemen, Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, now in bling form with his Gillette Pro-Glide razor (above). His grill and accessory are part of the “Get Started” campaign from BBDO NY. link

Thursday Morning Stir

-W+K co-namesake Dan Wieden will be honored with the “Lion of St. Mark” at this year’s Cannes Lions.

-While the Queen’s Jubilee has drawn to a close, let’s reflect with McCann London’s limited edition musical Branston Pickle jar (above).

-Best Buy founder Richard Schulze has resigned as chairman and director a little earlier than planned. link

-Disney has banned junk food ads on its TV channels, radio stations and websites. link

-Aegis Group has undergone a little leadership change. link