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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Ballmer’

Friday Morning Stir

-Stephanie Sarofian, who has spent 18 years at what is now known as DigitasLBi, has joined InMobi as executive director, brand and agency.

-Proximity Canada addresses “unattractive food cravings” via a social media campaign for Bolthouse Farms (one example above). link; link

-So long (well, eventually), Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer. link

-Engine beat out the likes of M&C Saatchi and Leo Burnett’s luxury unit, Atelier, to retain the Rolls-Royce ad biz. link

-Arc Worldwide wants you to “discover the world” of snack brand Barny as part of an experiential campaign for Mondelez UK. link

-NYC-based VFX studio Artjail has welcomed commercial prodco vet Arthur Portnoy as executive producer. link

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Monday Odds and Ends

 

-McCann Buenos Aires has promoted four-year vet and managing director Enrico Campochiaro to chief growth officer for Argentina. link

-TBWA\ global creative president Rob Schwartz has peered into his crystal ball and seen that the future of advertising is “awesome.” link

-Target is offering a sneak peek at its new holiday characters, the Target Deals Duet (above), which was concocted by 72andSunny. link; link

-Former space150 group creative director Tony Lintner has assumed the same title at fellow Minneapolis agency, Martin|Williams.

-Business Insider weighs in on Leo Burnett’s suit against eight former staffers who left in unison earlier this month to form their own agency and take a chunk of Kellogg’s with them. link

-Now, it’s a “big-agency top digital exec” who confesses to Digiday. link

-Microsoft’s shares took a hit after CEO Steve Ballmer peeped that Surface sales are “starting modestly.” link

-Director Pep Bosch joined bi-coastal production company Interrogate for US representation.

-Ogilvy New York says we’re still stuck in the stone age when it comes to brushing our teeth, hopes to change that with a new campaign for Philips Sonicare. link

-Digitas has unveiled a new proprietary agency platform dubbed BrandLIVE. link

-Vibrant Media’s Jonathan Gardner wonders where our already device-addled world will be in 5-10 years. link

Thursday Odds and Ends

-BBH New York/Heat alum Mark Lawson joined San Francisco agency Mortar as creative director.

-Toronto agency john st. emphasizes protecting the kids in a new PSA for War Child (above).

-Red Door Interactive was named digital AOR for BSH Home Appliances, which includes brands such as Bosch and Thermador.

-Brand activation agency The Marketing Store moved its global HQ from Lombard, IL to to 55 W. Monroe in Chicago’s Loop.

-This is just dumb, but we’re goddamn suckers for dogs.*Sigh* if you’re so inclined, feel free to “Bark the Vote.” link

-After months of tipster speculation about the status of Translation’s Leeann Leahy, the exec has left the Big Apple for a job at The VIA Agency in Portland, ME, where she will serve as president/general manager.

-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks Windows 8 and Surface tablet. link

Windows Phone 7 Is Here to Save Us, Says Microsoft

Apparently, the whole word is in stasis thanks to the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7, which CEO Steve Ballmer has been happily plugging today. Here’s the first of two spots from CP+B that features Donovan’s “Season of the Witch.” Maybe a Halloween ode or just an ominous foreshadowing? Looking at the top advert, we just have to wonder though, isn’t this how our smartphone-addicted society has (d)evolved before the 7 launched anyways? View the second spot that begs the question, “Really?,” after the jump. (And yes, we’re still awaiting proper credits on this)

via Engadget

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Wednesday Morning Stir

-The ban-happy ASA put the kibosh on the above baby milk ad. link

-Publicis Groupe signed an agreement to acquire a 49% stake in Brazilian-based Talent Group. link

-Microsoft employees love Microsoft…Steve Ballmer, not so much. link

-Yahoo acquired Dapper to boost display ad offerings. link

-Ford is prepping an online reality show to promote the 2012 Focus. link

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