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Posts Tagged ‘Steffan Postaer’

With McAllister Out, Who’s In at Organic?

That’s the question we’ve asked to those in the know this morning, but have yet to hear back about. In the meantime, as spies have mentioned, Amy McAllister has left her post as SVP/general manager of Organic’s New York for a gig as executive director, digital marketing group at the former bailout beneficiary that is JP Morgan Chase. Anyhow, McAllister spent three years in all at Organic, succeeding Minna Rhee back in 2010 after spending two years at O&M and ten years before that at Digitas, where she last served as SVP/marketing.

As noted above, we put in inquiries about immediate plans to replace McAllister, who’s not the only senior-level exec to leave Organic as of late. Recently, Drew Meyers split from Organic’s SF office, where he served as client services/engagement management lead, to assume the role of president at gyro SF and lead the agency alongside ECD, Steffan Postaer. Of course, Meyers, who’s also served on the digital account and/or management side at MRM/McCann and Publicis West during his career, spent just 10 months at Organic. Anyhow, we’ll fill you in if and when replacements for both aforementioned execs are found.

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Thursday Morning Stir

-The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced its 2013 call for entries. link

-Chicago entities Leviathan and Waveplant, a design-focused production studio and the brand of composer/sound designer Joel Corelitz, respectively, have formed a creative alliance to serve as a resource for broadcast and experiential design.

-Deeplocal, an agency that built the Nike Chalkbot for W+K a couple of years ago as well as the Prius mind-controlled bike in 2011, would like you to know that  it’s moved into an old flour mill in Pittsburgh and is on the hunt for creatives, account folks, producers and engineers. Here’s a look at the space.

-ESPN’s messiah, Tim Tebow, has signed an endorsement deal with TiVo (see above). It’s like a match made in heaven. link

-Perhaps Steffan Postaer‘s life-changing workout regimen could teach agencies a thing or two (or not). link

 

Is Blake Ebel Out at Factory Design Labs?

Yeesh, guess it’s one of those days. Something’s amiss at Denver-based Factory Design Labs as Blake Ebel, who resigned from his co-chief creative officer post at Euro RSCG Chicago in the summer of 2010 to join up with the former shop in the same role, is no longer on its agency leadership list. Ebel, if you recall, spent six years at Euro Chi and had a brief stint as co-CCO alongside Steffan Postaer, who  also left the agency himself just six months later. During his career, Ebel has also worked as a VP, creative director at Y&R as well as senior art director at JWT.

Thursday Odds and Ends

-Six months after winning the project, Hello Monday has relaunched Reebok.com. link

-Have you tried out the Gendered Advertising Remixer? link

-Steffan Postaer joined Gyro’s San Francisco office as ECD.

-Sears is trying to put bankruptcy rumors to rest. link

-Google is testing out TV service in Kansas City. link

-It doesn’t quite do INXS’s original justice, but Liv Tyler gives it a go for Givenchy (above).

-Southwest Airlines is looking beyond GSD&M after 30 years. link

-Are you buying to Pepsi’s “Next” lo-cal line? link

 

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Siltanen & Partners’ chairman/CCO Rob Siltanen reflects on Chiat’s “Think Different” work for Apple. link

-Euro RSCG alum Steffan Postaer equates McGarryBowen to Tim Tebow. Please, make it stop. link

-Former McKinney art director Scott Pridgen has joined CP+B as associate design director.

-From the looks of it, there’s an “Occupy North Pole” rally in Charlotte tonight courtesy of Studiobanks. link

-Thornberg & Forester unleashed a “holiday jam” for the iPhone and iPad. link

-Hef is moving Playboy Enterprises from Chicago to L.A. link

-What happens when your turn your office into a Christmas tree? Landor Associates in London finds out (above).

-BooneOakley takes on “Cornhole” with an app for Bojangles dubbed “BoTime!” link

-Feature film/commercial VFX vet Dan Dixon joined Absolute NYC as head of CG. link

-The recently unlocked NBA has locked a deal with Sprint. link

 

Olson ECD Fugleberg Named Chief Brand Officer

A promotion, a lateral move, something else? However you want to slice it, Olson has appointed executive creative director Tom Fugleberg to the newly created position of chief brand officer. Fugleberg, who has been with Olson since 1997 and ECD since 2006, says in a statement, “To make the Olson brand my sole focus, and to be able to hand the reins of creative leadership over to someone who’s going to kick things to eleven, is a great privilege. I’m proud to be part of a company that does what it needs to do to become better every day, and I’m ready for this incredible new chapter for Olson.”

With this move, which somewhat reminds us of Euro RSCG’s arrangement with Steffan Postaer once Jason Peterson took over, Minneapolis-based Olson is now on a nationwide hunt for its first-ever CCO. Meanwhile, in his new post, Fugleberg has been “entrusted…as the keeper of the flame of our own very important Olson brand” according to agency president/CEO Kevin DiLorenzo.

Update: We’ve been told that the Fugleberg move is indeed a promotion and that the agency’s been working toward it for some time.

Monday Odds and Ends

-AdAge and Creativity both pick W+K as “Creative Agency of the Year.” Coincidence? link

-Is Twitter about to finally cash in on advertising? link

-John Miller will head up NBC’s new sports-focused, in-house ad/marketing agency called, yep, the NBC Sports Agency. link

-Six months after getting promoted at Publicis Dallas, Stephanie Ouyoumjian has left to take the director of strategy job at Signal to Noise, formerly known as Agency.com San Francisco. link

-Zimmerman gets love from the AME Awards. link

-Add Subway to the list of advertisers pulling spots from Skins. Jersey Shore sponsor backlash seems pretty modest in hindsight. link

-Agency buyer survey: Fewer are cutting radio budgets, client interest in the medium is growing. link

-Boston shop Allen & Gerritsen attempts to bring cymbal maker Zildjian back to life by appealing to “young bloods and the acoustic core.” Makes for a helluva band name at least (above).

-Euro RSCG alum Steffan Postaer revealed the finalists for his Sweet by Design cover contest. link

Steffan Postaer Out at Euro RSCG

Our tipsters were spot-on yet again. Since the holidays, we’ve been hearing that Steffan Postaer, who was “promoted” to chairman at Euro RSCG Chicago once Jason Peterson was hired as CCO, is leaving the agency. After a few back-and-forths with the agency that led nowhere, we’ve finally received confirmation that Postaer is officially out at Euro Chi come next week. Postaer recently took a trip and once he returned, both parties decided it would be best to part ways. Sources familiar with the matter tell us that he was “instrumental” in building the Chicago office over the course of his six years there. Here’s their full statement:

“After six years of creative leadership at Euro RSCG Chicago, Chairman Steffan Postaer will be leaving the agency as of January 14. We thank him for his role in helping to drive the dramatic growth of our agency, and his leadership in helping us become a unified agency, combining advertising and digital into a new model. We wish him the very best with his personal writing and future projects.”