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Posts Tagged ‘Tim Armstrong’

Friday Morning Stir

-Former LBi U.S. CEO Frank Pedersen, who left said agency last year, has joined Deep Focus as managing director and will work out of its New York HQ. link

-Planters wants you to harness the “Power of the Peanut” via a new campaign featuring the voice of Bill Hader as Mr. Peanut. link; link

-Bi-coastal prodco Little Minx has hired MJZ alum Rania Hattar as executive producer.

-AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has announced that the company is cutting 40 percent of Patch staff today. link

-Our old pal Rich Siegel tells us why he’d rather be working from home. link

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Thursday Odds and Ends

-CP+B brings back Mr. T, along with Airplane star Julie Hagerty, in its latest spot for Old Navy. Guess what Clubber Lang/B.A. Baracus is plugging.

-Meanwhile, here’s a new Taylor Swift-starring spot for Diet Coke from Droga5 New York that will premiere during tonight’s American Idol. link

-Bajibot has welcomed Yodle/Big Fuel alum Chris Ee as its first digital strategist.

-Boston-based AMP Agency has opened up shop in NYC. link

-AllThingsD has obtained a memo from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong regarding the departure of the company’s head of advertising sales, Ned Brody. link

-Hmm, is this blatant ad appropriation or total inspiration? link

-OMD has nabbed media duties for market research firm, Experian. link

Tuesday Morning Stir

 

-BBDO has corralled a group of ad professionals to help out small businesses in Sandy-affected areas via an effort called #IStandBuy. link

-New Zealand native James Tucker, who you may remember from his work at DDB Auckland and later as a senior art director at Colenso BBDO, has moved to our shores, assuming a role as ACD at DDB New York.

-Why did AOL postpone its $10 million rebranding campaign created by McCann? Well, Business Insider reports that it’s because the online company’s CEO Tim Armstrong just thought it “wasn’t great.” link

-Global management consulting firm Booz & Company has teamed up with Axon Advisory Partners, a Los Angeles–based digital advisory team, to launch Booz Digital. link

-Director George Jecel has joined the commercial roster at Hollywood based prodco, HELLO! & Company.

-Falls Church, VA-based interactive agency Viget unleashes the Twitter-centric “Jinglebots” for the holiday season. link

-BBH narrowly beat out AMV BBDO for Marketing‘s Agency of the Year honors. link

Thursday Morning Stir

-IPG didn’t have the most positive Q2 report. link

-On the flipside, Tim Armstrong and his crew at AOL have some reason to gloat about their Q2 report. link

-Appssavvy’s ad technology unit adtivity hired a handful including Peter Wang as SVP of engineering, Jeffrey Yang as analytics architect; Bryan Valentini as analytics engineer, Eli Daiches as senior platform engineer and Michael Kim as QA engineer.

-Motive and Roberts Communications teamed up to create an AR mobile app for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Xerox and jazz, you say? (above). link

-Pernod Ricard scotch-whiskey Ballantine’s has called a global ad review. link

Thursday Odds and Ends

-Google beat its own estimates by reporting Q3 revenue of nearly $10 billion. Google+, meanwhile, is now up to 40 million users. link; link

-Gotham co-president Lyle Tick is leaving for a client-side gig in Europe. link

-James Gassel was named president of Evolution Bureau. link

-Report: AOL’s Tim Armstrong is pitching investors on a Yahoo deal. link

-Social media marketing firm Denizen has launched another viral/Facebook effort for Qualcomm (above).

-Laurence Klinger, CCO of Hispanic agency Lapiz, which operates within the Leo Burnett Group, was named Creative Director of the Year at the AHAA advertising conference.

-Former Mattel exec Michael Staskin was named CMO of mobile social games firm, ngomoco. link

-The University of San Francisco selected hometown shop Hub Strategy as its AOR.

-HootSuite acquired location-based marketing tool, Geotoko. link

-Verizon changed its privacy policy as part of its effort to build a targeted ad program. This can only go well. link

 

 

 

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Cannes Lions announces its first speakers including the BBH namesakes, Malcolm Gladwell, Ariana Huffington and Tim Armstrong. link

-A DePaul professor reaches out to communications students via his new advertising organization. link

-Is Diet Pepsi’s skinny can sending the wrong message? link

-Popular Science offers a 3D look at the Xoom with its new AR cover ad (above).

-Hyper Island appointed Johanna Frelin as CEO.

-Saatchi & Saatchi’s worldwide digital CD, Tom Eslinger, is among the jury members of the 2011 Bees Awards. link

-The Curatorial Committee of the 2011 AICPs has been announced. link

-Personalized tattoos are the focus of a new campaign for a Russian mobile broadband provider. link