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Y&R NY Nabs YoungGuns’ 2011 Digital AOY Honors

 

In case you didn’t hear, Y&R global CCO Tony Granger and his crew got some love from the 12-year award outfit that is YoungGuns International (not to be confused with ADC Young Guns), which has bestowed the “2011 Digital Agency of the Year” honors upon the WPP operation. The agency says that its New York office’s “Airwalk Popup Store” collaboration with GoldRun (watch Venice Beach, CA version above) played a major part in helping the YoungGuns crew come to its decision.

From what we’ve been told, YoungGuns will be coming to New York later this month/early February to throw a party and celebrate the honor. So, how do we get on the guest list? FYI, here’s a link to 2011 YG winners and finalists here (be warned: PDF files abound).

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Y&R New York Welcomes New CCO

Now that the Ian Reichenthal/Scott Vitrone era  is over, Y&R New York has found a new creative leader in Jim Elliott, who will be joining the agency as chief creative officer. Elliott arrives from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where he spent the last five years as GCD on Haagen-Dazs, Hyundai, Denny’s, HP, Netflix and Yahoo and was part of the team that won the agency the Sonic account.

Though Elliott won’t assume his new title until June, once he does, he will (obviously) be responsible for overseeing creative for Y&R clients including Land Rover, Campbell’s, Dell, LG, Dannon, Fisher-Price, the NHL, UNCF, Virgin Atlantic and Xerox. Prior to Goodby, Elliott served as a creative director at Cole & Weber United and had a stint at Mullen as well. Y&R’s global CCO Tony Granger says in a statement that Elliott’s hire is an “evolution” of the agency’s Big Apple branch, adding, “Jim is a fantastic creative leader, who enjoys drawing the best out of his teams.  We’re excited he’s joining ours.”

Cannes Announces Film, Press, Radio Juries

As Cannes Lions rapidly approaches, the juries in various categories are finally taking shape as the festival organizers announced this week that the juries for Film, Press and Radio are set. As we previously mentioned, Y&R global CCO Tony Granger will preside over the first two while Publicis Worldwide CCO Olivier Altmann will lead Outdoor.

If you so wish, you can check out the long jury lists after the jump. FYI, Outdoor trophies will be handed out on June 21, Press on June 22 and Film on June 25.

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Israel Diaz Takes Top Creative Post at Y&R Toronto

Barely a year after he took on the SVP/managing partner/ECD post at David&Goliath’s new Toronto office, Israel Diaz has jumped ship for the EVP/chief creative officer job at Y&R Toronto, where he will serve as co-leader alongside Y&R Canada president/CEO Chris Jordan.

In his new post, the 16-year ad industry vet will oversee creative across Y&R’s client portfolio including Ford Motor Company of Canada, LG, Hershey Canada and Colgate-Palmolive Canada. Prior to D&G, Diaz oversaw creative for five years at Leo Burnett Toronto. The new CCO”s resume also includes an ACD stint at Lowe Roche and a senior AD position at Cossette.

According to a statement from Y&R’s global CCO Tony Granger, “Chris [Jordan] and I clicked with Israel right away. Aside from his great background and experience, he has tremendous integrity and values. And most importantly, his passion for creating brilliant work is infectious.”

Cannes Picks Three More Jury Presidents

With the 2011 Cannes Lions festival coming up rapidly, the organizers have appointed three more advertising execs to head the prestigious juries.

Among those keeping Film/Press Jury president Tony Granger company on the French Riviera this time around are R/GA EVP and CCO Nick Law, who will preside over the Cyber Jury. A 10-year R/GA vet, Law has received internationally award-winning acclaim including during a period where he served as ECD of the agency’s Nike account.

Leading the Outdoor jury is Publicis Worldwide CCO Olivier Altmann, a 24-year advertising veteran who joined Publicis in 2004. Under Altmann’s leadership, Publicis made major inroads in Europe, and the man’s résumé includes two years as head of Cannes’ Eurobest Jury.

Finally, Ogilvy and Mather Asia Pacific Regional ECD Eugene Cheong (pictured) will serve as the Radio Jury President. The Cannes flack boasts that Cheong carries the reputation of being Asia’s “most awarded copywriter and creative director” and has more Gold Lions and Gold One Show awards than anyone else in said continent. Cheong’s 18-year history with Ogilvy includes positions in London, L.A. and across Asia, while his eyewear choices are as fashionable as they are functional.

Tony Granger Appointed to Pres Post at Cannes 2011

Y&R global CCO Tony Granger will take on the role of president of both the Cannes Lions Film and Press juries at next year’s Festival, the folks behind the event announced today.

Terry Savage, Cannes festival chairman, comments in a statement,”Young & Rubicam’s rising up the agency ranks in the last couple of years is a testament to Tony’s incredible talent, his belief in the power of creativity and brilliant leadership. Chairing both the Film and Press juries is a highly demanding role, which Tony will no doubt excel in and relish.”

Granger adds in the announce, “This is a great honor. Cannes Lions is the most prestigious global awards show in our industry – it gives us the chance to highlight what is possible while inspiring us to leap forward. It’s the celebration of creativity in all forms of communication, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

As we all know, Granger joined Y&R in 2007 after spending five years at Saatchi & Saatchi (though technically, he couldn’t assume his role until the following year).

Icaro Doria Out at Goodby

After only seven months, Icaro Doria‘s time at Goodby Silverstein & Partners has come to an end, sources familiar with the matter confirm. At this time, we’ve been given no specific reason for Doria’s departure but a spy alleges that he was let go (for reasons we’re still trying to substantiate) by the San Fran-based agency , which he joined as GCD on the Sprint account back in March.

Prior to Goodby, Doria spent nearly two years at Y&R New York as global CD on Dell and also held the group creative director post on Bacardi, Virgin Atlantic and VH1. During his career, Doria also served as a creative under Tony Granger at Saatchi & Saatchi NY, helping the agency win big at Cannes in 2007 and working on brands including JC Penney, Crest, Olay and StuffIt.

Now, we just wonder how this will all affect the Doria Facebook campaign.

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Y&R Chicago Has a New CCO, Don’tcha Know

The man behind Budweiser’s “Real Men of Genius” campaign is now the chief creative officer at Young & Rubicam’s Chicago office. The agency’s global CCO Tony Granger announced this week that Bob Winter will serve in the aforementioned post in the Windy City.

Winter was most recently an SVP/ECD at Leo Burnett, working on accounts including Altoids, Kellogg’s, Greenpeace and Caesars Palace. During his career, as we mentioned above, Winter created the Bud campaign while holding a VP/CD post at DDB Chicago, where he spent eight years, eventually climbing his way up to a creative director gig at Goodby and overseeing work for clients such as Ace Hardware and Netflix.

Y&R Hires New Global Planning Director

Y&R’s global CEO Hamish McLennan announced that the WPP-owned agency has appointed Sandy Thompson (right) as global planning director. In the process, Thompson is taking over the responsibilities of global chief insights officer John Gerzema, who is now headed over to Y&R’s global brand strategy firm, BrandAsset Consulting, to serve as president.

A native of Canada, Thompson spent 15 years at Saatchi & Saatchi prior to joining Y&R. During her tenure at S&S, the exec moved up from VP, planning director at Saatchi Toronto to the agency’s regional planning director in Asia before finally being promoted to global planning director in 2007. As a result of taking on the new post, Thompson will reunite with former Saatchi cohort and current Y&R global CCO Tony Granger, who states that the new hire “is laser-focused on finding insights” and calls her “a fantastic asset for us and our clients.”

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