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Posts Tagged ‘Tim Koehler’

Wongdoody Taps Russell Wilson for Alaska Airlines

Wongdoody taps Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a new spot for Alaska Airlines.

In the 60-second spot, Chief Football Officer Wilson puts the Alaska Airlines crew through training camp, remarking, “Alaska Airlines and I are basically one and the same: we’re always prepared. The separation’s in the preparation.” Wilson runs snackuracy and teddy bear tossing drills, and quizzes the team on routes and seat switching strategy. The airline training camp schtick is not a bad idea, and it is timely, but the full-length spot stretches the idea a little thin. It is much better served by the 30-second version, which we’ve included, along with credits, after the jump. Read more

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Seemingly Bored RPA Creatives Come Up with ‘Celebirding’ (Updated)

As if Tumblr needed any further validation, we now have yet another somewhat amusing site launched by ad folks, though this particular one really has nothing to do with industry. Welcome to the world of “Celebirding,” which we’ve been told is the handiwork of Chris Juhas and Ben Tolbert, copywriter and junior art director, respectively, at RPA. The pair’s little side project, as their Tumblr title suggests, features celebrities re-imagined as a variety of our favorite flying friends (these guys really do seem to know their birds). It’s terribly punny, yet clever and a decent diversion from the dragging work day.

Update: And just like that, we’re hearing from folks that this idea is nothing new as we’ve been directed to “The Celebrity Kingdom,” a site that spans the entire animal kingdom and has been around for several months. Uh oh. We’ve been told that “Kingdom” is the brainchild of BBDO Atlanta’s Jon Mueller and Tim Koehler. Coincidence or not? We’ll leave that up to you.

Bad Date? Try Online Gambling!

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.

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