My, how the mighty have fallen. Well, not really, considering New Kids on the Block (or NKOTB in their later, mature years) had their heyday over two decades ago. Anyhow, one of the group’s main former pop idols, Jordan Knight, has now taken his talents to the infomercial world, belting out hits for–wait, what?–Old Navy’s summer catalog. Yes, this somewhat amusing video comes to us from none other than Crispin Porter + Bogusky, which continues stoking our late 80s/early 90s nostalgia (Blossom spot, anyone?) by using the singer to promote its client’s flip-flops and summer tees among other things. Yeah, we’re not sure what to think either, but you can check out the Facebook component of the campaign here. Credits after the jump.
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After just eight months, Crispin Porter + Bogusky has instilled enough faith in Tom Markham to name him as executive creative director at the Boulder-based operation. Prior to CP+B, Markham served as global creative director at Lowe’s operation in the NYC area, where he managed the digital output of its 75 agencies around the world. Now at CP+B, Markham. who will serve as Crispin’s “most senior interactive creative,” is working on the Kraft business. According to a statement from the agency’s worldwide CCO Rob Reilly, is ready to “…get his hands dirty in the creative process again. In doing so, he quickly made significant contributions with his creative leadership and infectious positivity. He will have an even greater impact on our clients and within our walls as ECD.”
The Cannes Lions 2012 jury announces roll on, with the latest concerning perhaps one of the most prestigious categories of them all: Titanium and Integrated. Leading the panel as jury president will be CP+B worldwide chief creative officer Rob Reilly, a nine-year vet at the MDC Partners agency who has picked up a Titanium or two along the way including one for Burger King in 2007 (Xbox “King Games”) and Best Buy (for Twelpforce) in 2010. The full Titanium and Integrated Lions lineup is below. We’re sure you’ll recognize a name or two.
Rob Reilly, worldwide CCO, CP+B, Global – Jury President
Mario D’Andrea, partner & CCO, Fischer&Friends, Brazil
Agnello Dias, CCO, Taproot India, India
Laura Desmond, CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group, Global
Andy DiLallo, CCO, Leo Burnett, Australia
Morihiro Harano, CD/founder, PARTY, Japan
Fred Koblinger, CEO, BBDO Group Vienna, Austria
Ted Royer, partner/ECD, Droga5, USA
Rob Schwartz, CCO, TBWA\Chiat\Day, USA
Fernando Vega Olmos, chairman and Worldwide Creative Council chairman, JWT Worldwide, Global
Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it as they say. Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s latest effort for Kraft Mac & Cheese, which debuted during last night’s Oscars telecast, continues the agency’s concept of parents who can’t help but bogart some of the gooey dish from their kids. This time, as part of Kraft Mac & Cheese’s diamond anniversary (75 years in case you didn’t know), CP+B and its client introduce us to three generations of Mac & Cheese enthusiasts including the elder statesman (who looks awfully familiar) and has been skimming from his offspring’s plates for, yes, 75 years. And of course, Ted “Golden Voice” Williams is still providing VO. Credits after the jump.
Judging by the fact that millions of people have probably called in sick today (and millions more are probably just showing up to the office), we can’t say we disagree with a new Coke Zero campaign calling to make the day after Super Bowl Sunday a federal holiday dubbed, er, Magnificent Monday. Well, the name could use some tweaking, but we’re on board with this effort from CP+B. On the social media front, the beverage brand is asking the Twitterverse to log on and submit ideas on how to make this holiday happen using the hashtag #magmonday. We have faith that this could become reality in the coming years, folks, so let’s get to it already. Credits after the jump.
In October, CP+B Los Angeles and London took over AOR duties for UK-based betting/e-gaming service Paddy Power. Like our commentariat, we admittedly found this news a little dull. But, we did get to give mention to Paddy Power’s old agency, Big Al’s Creative Emporium, and all of the silly names for the different parties involved in the story were just a little too bizarre to ignore.
Well, as the above TV spot proves, the weirdness isn’t ceasing. As Paddy Power’s brand head Adam Perrin said when Crispin won the business, “We were blown away by the freshness of CP+B’s approach and their use of resource across the United States and Europe.” Was CP+B’s “fresh” idea marketing Paddy Power Bingo’s “Home Free Hotline,” as a way to make a quick escape from romantic encounters gone awry? It certainly seems that way.
So, gamblers, are you going to pick your online betting service based on its ability to blow up your mobile? Credits after the jump.
Yeah, yeah, two CP+B posts in one day, we get the grief, but get a grip and just be thankful that it’s non-holiday-related. Anyhow, here’s a new effort from the agency for Kraft Foods’ Jell-O brand that promotes what appears to be its “adults-only” Temptations line. Intel and Clarity Consulting also took part in the effort, which used age-recognition technology to appease adults and basically tell kids to piss off. It’s everything you’d expect Bill Cosby and his sweater to be against, but, hey, it works for us. The video above was shot at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium and a second stunt took place on the first floor of the South Street Seaport in NYC last week. Credits after the jump.
We don’t know how many of you are NBA fans out there, but we are unabashedly and this wait for a regular season to start has seemed interminable. Anyhow, CP+B picks up where its launch spot for Under Armour’s b-ball division left off, with the ninth pick in the 2011 NBA draft, Kemba Walker, going through some seriously rigorous training. Hopefully, all this training finally gives him something to play for soon enough. Credits after the jump.
We think it’s just sheer coincidence (on second thought, maybe not) but for those of you who want to avoid long-winded panels during Advertising Week, there are a couple of somewhat similar options thanks to CP+B and Saatchi & Saatchi New York. Depending on how bad your short-attention span is, the former is offering its “Six Minutes Each” event, which is a follow-up to the agency’s apparently popular “Five Minutes Each” panel at Cannes and lets you listen to Crispin’s top brass including Jeff Benjamin, Chuck Porter and Rob Reilly discuss hot industry topics.
Of course, if you can last an extra few minutes, there’s Saatchi’s event called “7X7,” where, you guessed it, you can hear seven people talk for seven minutes each. Saatchi’s offering has a more eclectic lineup than Crispin’s, though, as it features a range of guests from comedian Reggie Watts to Contagious director Jess Greenwood to this familiar face below. Hmm, which do you prefer, or would you rather just skip both?