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Posts Tagged ‘Roy Spence’

The Industry Bids Adieu to Luke Sullivan

As we noted back in April, eight-year GSD&M vet Luke Sullivan, who last held the title of GCD at the Austin agency, is moving on to chair the ad department of Savannah College of Art & Design. So, what better way to send the man off than some video roasts from his former colleagues and industry peers including Lee Clow, Mike Hughes, Jamie Barrett and Roy Spence. There’s actually a Whipple Roast site set up, (in honor of and in reference to Sullivan’s Hey Whipple blog, of course) where you can view the clips and submit your own video or text to tell the man how much he sucks. Sounds like our comment thread everyday.

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GSD&M Turning 40, Drops ‘Idea City’

After a fairly bumpy last few months, GSD&M appears to be looking for a fresh start, and in doing so, has decided to drop the “Idea City” portion from its name. From what the Austin-based agency tells us, it’s a way to pay tribute to the founders (Roy Spence, Judy Trabulsi, Tim McClure and Steve Gurasich) and a celebration of the GSD&M’s 40th anniversary, which will take place this August.

In a couple of weeks, the agency will also launch GSDM.com to cement the name change. According to the Omnicom-owned shop, president/CEO Duff Stewart and the founders both agreed to the change. The building that houses the agency, meanwhile, will still keep the Idea City sign. It was nearly three-and-a-half years ago that GSD&M officially added Idea City to its name.