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Posts Tagged ‘Rick Boyko’

Boyko Helms Lee Clow-Focused Film and Here Are Some Trailers

 

In case you haven’t heard, the ADC Festival of Art + Craft will be invading Miami Beach from April 7-9 and among the notable events that will take place is the premiere of a new documentary film series from former Ogilvy CCO/VCU Brandcenter director, Rick Boyko, dubbed InspirADCion (don’t shoot the messenger in regards to the title). The first installment in the series, which will premiere April 8, features TBWA\Chiat\Day figurehead, Lee Clow. Sure, his agency’s taken a couple of hits in the last month or so (now reportedly Crate + Barrel loss, too, which spies were hinting at last week), but Clow remains arguably one of the most notable names in the industry and will likely draw a fair amount of ADC Fest attendees to the film (well, we can only assume since we’ll be stuck in NYC). As you’ll see above and below, Clow shares his thoughts and insights on everything from agency namesakes Jay Chiat and Guy Day to Steve Jobs as well as topics like education (after the jump). Guess we’ll just have to wait for the full film to pop up online eventually.

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AICP Show Names Chair, Calls for Entries

It seems like only yesterday we were busy posting AICP Show promotional videos created by the students at the VCU Brandcenter. Alas, it’s already been a year since the school taught us surprising lessons about advertising history’s most famous artistic endeavors. Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci was the Richard Simmons of his time? What about the fact that the Eiffel Tower was actually constructed to represent a giant, metal dong? If these tales didn’t inspire us to “change the world” as advertisers, at least they doubled as awkward icebreakers at an industry networking event.

This time around, the AICP Show is once again calling that those clever scamps at the Brandcenter to continue the “All Art is Advertising” campaign, a nod to that fact that all award honorees get their independently produced commercials into the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film Collection. Above, we see how creativity has (or hasn’t) changed through history, from the Egyptians to the present day art director and copywriter duo. AICP also announced that the chairperson for the 21st installment of the awards show is Jackie Kelman Bisbee, founding partner and co-owner of  the venerable production company, Park Pictures.

Those interested in submitting their work can do so on AICP’s Show and Next Awards website from now through March 2. One more short, entry categories, and credits follow after the jump.

 

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Thursday Odds and Ends

-VCU Brandcenter director/prof Rick Boyko, W+K co-founder David Kennedy and a little company that could called Coca-Cola will be joining the Advertising Hall of Fame come March 2012. link

-HR folks, do you need a gift-giving guide? link

-No matter how mediocre the Jets are, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA and PepsiMax still love the team, we guess (above). link

-Speaking of TBWA, the agency’s Advent Calendar keeps on going. link

-Richmond, VA-based WORK Labs wants to know how you feel about the holidays. link

-Louis C.K.’s online sales plan is working out rather splendidly (and he donated $280K from his spoils to charity). link

-If you created a want ad for yourself in 2012, what would it be? link

-So, what did you learn in 2011? link

Can You Be Still for a Moment in Honor of Japan?

Today marks the four-month anniversary of Japan’s earthquake/tsunami disaster and folks including those from VCU Brandcenter, McKinney and others will begin observing one minute of silence starting at 1pm. The goal? Rick Boyko and gang want to reach one million-plus minutes of remembrance and Times Square in NYC marks the apex for the pro-bono campaign launch. So, can you spare 60 seconds of silence? Here’s the website to find out how “the world awaits your sunrise.”

Guy Hopes Brandcenter ‘Who?’ Spoof Will Get Him into VCU (Updated)

 

While the search for Rick Boyko‘s replacement at VCU Brandcenter continues, a young lad named Roderick Jensen just wants to get into the damn school. So what better way to apply than to spoof VCU’s “Who?” site? That’s exactly what Jensen has done, turning his personal site into a note-for-note replica of the Brandcenter’s online Who search hub, complete with a video plea and stat charts (poor bastard has been on the wait list for 77 days and counting). Jensen is currently a project manager at New York-based Gardner Nelson & Partners, but seems to be aching to head down south to Richmond, VA. Good luck, dude.

Update: Wow, what a bunch of scrooges those VCU folks are. Looks like Jensen got a cease & desist order and had to pull down his site and post this generic statement instead:

“I have been asked to remove the previous content on this site.
Thank you to everyone who visited, tweeted, and shared.
I’ll be sure to update this when I hear from VCU Brandcenter.
Thanks again,
Roderick Jensen
roderick.jensen@gmail.com”

Don’t know if this will help your chances, Roderick, but good luck and a solid boo to all of you humorless folks at VCU.

 

Who Will Take Over for Boyko at VCU Brandcenter?

After eight years as director/professor at VCU Brandcenter, it looks like Rick Boyko is hanging it up at the Richmond, VA-based “school of mass communications.” Boyko, who does sound rather resigned, no pun intended, in the clip above, joined VCU in 2003 from Ogilvy & Mather, where he was co-president/CCO.

Anyhow, it doesn’t look like the school is resting on its laurels when it comes to finding his successor as it’s launched “The Who Search,” which exists as an online hub (and is set up like an interactive infographic) that includes the Brandcenter director job listing/description, a people recommendation window, stat charts, a Richmond, VA guide and another video message from the chairman of the board, Mike Hughes.

 

VCU Brandcenter Pays Homage to Mike Hughes

Following a dedication ceremony on Oct. 27, the Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, Brandcenter will officially be known as “Mike Hughes Hall.” Besides being the president of The Martin Agency, Hughes has served as chairman of the Brandcenter board since 1995 and created and built the graduate program at the ad school with the help of its founder, Diane Cook-Tench.

Rick Boyko, director of the Brandcenter says in a statement,”Mike Hughes has been an integral part of the VCU Brandcenter since its inception. In fact, without his support, leadership and dedication the school would simply not exist. As chairman of the board from the day the school began, he has helped guide the school to earn top rankings by BusinessWeek, Advertising Age, Creativity magazine, the 4A’s and the industry itself. It is only fitting to have the building that houses the Brandcenter named in his honor.”

As far as Hughes’ day job goes, most of us are familiar with The Martin Agency’s client roster, including Geico of course, as well as Walmart, Pizza Hut and Tylenol. Under his leadership, The Martin Agency was named “Agency of the Year” in January by Adweek and earlier this year, Hughes was the 47th person in the history of advertising to be inducted into the One Club Creative Hall of Fame. At the ceremony, Hughes will be feted by the likes of IPG chairman Michael Roth and Martin’s CEO/chairman John Adams.

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