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Posts Tagged ‘Tim McClure’

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Moroch created this “Be A Man” PSA for Dallas Men Against Abuse (video above).

-Production company B-Reel announced the addition of Fran McGivern as executive producer for commercials.

-Caviar Content has added director Arno Salters to its roster for global representation.

-Geometry Global Japan GK, today announced the appointment of Masato Mitsudera as head of creative, effective immediately.

-R2C Group announced today the promotion of David Savage to the newly created role of chief client officer.

-Bill West, creative director of Taylor West Advertising, and Tim McClure, co-founder of GSD&M, teamed up to launch Outsiders 365, “a boutique agency focusing solely on active lifestyle brands through alliance, experiential, and diversity marketing initiatives.”

-Razorfish appointed Michael Chamberlin to serve as managing director of the agency’s San Francisco office.

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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.