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Here is Argonaut’s Teaser for VW Super Bowl Spot

Yes, we’re heard the bells chiming today on the Spy line and above, you’ll see the teaser for San Francisco-based Argonaut’s Volkswagen Super Bowl spot, which as you can imagine, does not involve Deutsch LA in the mix. Argonaut, if you recall, was founded by Goodby, Silverstein &  Partners alums Rick Condos and Hunter Hindman, who serve as co-chief creative officers of their operation, which also just added head of interactive development Aaron McGuire and head of broadcast production Dan Watson to its roster.Let the confetti, Carmen Electra and chaos fly, with an added dose of Wang Chung. Credits after the jump.

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Monday Odds and Ends

-According to forecasts at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, advertisers will spent approximately $3.6 billion on events including the 2014 Olympics and elections. link

-Miami-based agency La Comunidad has welcomed Fernando Reis and Marcelo Padoca as senior art director and senior copywriter, respectively.

-San Francisco-based shop Argonaut, which was founded by Rick Condos and Hunter Hindman, has brought on fellow Goodby alums/senior creatives  Todd Eisner and Matthew Bottkol  as well as senior strategist, Lizzie Azzolino.

-Following the usual “competitive” review, PulteGroup, which houses brands including Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb and Pulte Mortgage has appointed Organic as its AOR. The agency will handle strategy, creative and digital while fellow Omnicom-owned, local marketing-focused operation Agency 720 will work with the former on TV, radio and print.

-As part of the Art Directors Club’s new “Behind the Cube” initiative, we bring you this recent clip above from Google Creative Lab’s Jesse Juriga and Jessica Brillhart, creative director and filmmaker, respectively, who talk about their Google Chrome spot.

-Care to check out some vintage ads from Target’s holiday vault? link

-The San Francisco Egotist has unveiled its 2013 holiday gift guide aimed specifically at creative folks. link

-New York-based VFX studio The Artery is expanding its facilities to cater to commercial content. link

-Leo Tarkovsky , most recently director of business strategy for healthcare at JWT New York, has joined McCann Humancare, the fellow NY-based consumer health unit of McCann Health, as president and will lead North American operations.

Bartender Plays Ping-Pong to Get His Teeth Back

In 1995, Jamie the Bartender from Brooklyn lost nine of his teeth in a car accident. For what must have been a difficult 16 years, Jamie probably lost all hope at regaining his smile. $35,000 for a new grill? How’s a bartender from Red Hook supposed to come up with that kind of cash? Dentists be damned!

But, Jamie may have a found a solution to regain his choppers. With the help of two Dentsu creatives (who we’re guessing are ACDs Todd Eisner and Matt Bottkol), Jamie is holding a 15-hour ping-pong session next Saturday at B61 Bar starting at 1 p.m. with the goal of raising the 35 large he needs. All challengers welcome, including Susan Sarandon if she doesn’t wuss out. My, Jamie looks stunning those Adidas duds, doesn’t he? Imagine how much better he’d look with a full smile to go with it. C’mon, Brooklyn, let’s play some pong!