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JWT ATL Alum Wettstein One of Handful to Join CP+B Miami

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard the name Tim Wettstein, who last we recall spent approximately a year as senior partner/group creative director on Scana, Jiffy Lube and Xbox among others at JWT Atlanta. Well, the senior creative didn’t have to travel too far to take on a new gig as Wettstein (pictured) has now assumed a CD role at CP+B Miami, which appears to be ramping up its creative staff currently led by ECD, Bob Winter.

Joining Wettstein as a creative director at CP+B Miami is Kostas Karanikolas, who spent the last year as digital CD at BBDO New York, where worked on Gillette among other accounts. Along with the new CDs, MDC-owned CP+B has added associate creative directors Rick Abbott and Matt Orser, formerly of RP& and RPA, respectively, in its South Florida office, as well as art director Eli Perez de Gracia, and copywriter, Elena Romeu.

 

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Wettstein Out at JWT ATL

We’ve received confirmation that Tim Wettstein, who has been with JWT’s Atlanta office for just a year, is no longer with the agency. During his brief stint at the agency, where he most recently served as senior partner/group creative director, Wettstein served as GCD on efforts including Scana Energy’s “Affairs of the Flame” campaign as well as work for Jiffy Lube, XBOX and Gillette. Prior to JWT, Wettstein spent four years at BBDO New York, where he worked with brands including PETA and Autism Speaks. Here’s one example of his work for the former client here.

Above, you’ll see Wettstein to your left along with JWT ATL CCO Perry Fair and Dana Markee, the last of whom was cut last summer. We’re hearing they were among Fair’s first new hires when he took over as president/CCO at JWT’s Atlanta/Dallas/Houston offices in 2011.

Monday Odds and Ends

-You might’ve seen this by now, but Newsweek is hyping the return of Mad Men with a retro makeover. link

-TracyLocke has expanded into India with the help of DDB Mudra Group. link

-Members-only shoe shopping site Sole Society appointed RPA as its digital media buying/planning AOR.

-Meanwhile, New York-based shop the watsons was named AOR for Manhattan casual dining chain, fresh&co.

-Ten-year TBWA\Chiat\Day vet Dana Markee and BBDO NY alum Tim Wettstein have joined Perry Fair & Co. at JWT Atlanta as creative directors (promo shot above).

-UM alum Scott Schwartz joined MEC North America as senior partner, engagement planning.

-Are these tomorrow’s young guns? link

-A new study says the internet accounts for 4.7 percent of the U.S. economy. link

-Daniel Strange, director of Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns among other things, signed to the roster of bi-coastal prodco, Uber Content.

 

 

BBDO Fights Apes in Advertising Using Auto Correct

Over the years, primates have become the stars of some of advertising’s all-time classic spots. But, as a few creatives know, the use of apes, monkeys and the like in commercials can lead to physical and psychological animal abuse, and many times the stars of advertising aren’t quite given ethical treatment.

To fight against this problem that many aren’t aware of, BBDO NY has recently taken PETA’s “Great Ape Pledge,” encouraging creatives to make a pledge to avoid using monkeys in advertising at the campaign’s website. Want to take the pledge, but are sometimes forgetful when writing a spot? Well, the two parties involved give you exact wording to place in Microsoft Word’s Auto Correct function should you type “ape,” “monkey” or “gorilla.” As PETA puts it, “By signing on, you commit to refusing to use any live great apes in your work. Because great apes deserve better.” Indeed they do. Credits, and a memo regarding the campaign from BBDO CCO David Lubars after the jump.

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