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Windows Denounces Apple-on-Samsung Fan Violence in Latest Spot

Son of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now director, Francis-Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola was on a bit of a winning streak after co-writing Wes Anderson films The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom. However, after directing the near-universally panned Charlie Sheen vehicle, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Roman lost a healthy portion of the goodwill he had racked up. As The A.V. Club put it, the film “it isn’t a movie so much as a feature-length perfume commercial for a Charlie Sheen signature cologne with gorgeous packaging and absolutely nothing inside.” So, yeah. It was pretty bad.

Seeking solace from tomato-throwing critics, Roman did what all directors attempting to recover from a stinker do: Join forces with CP+B for a Microsoft TV spot. Here, we see Roman channeling his own life experiences to sell Windows Phones. Sure, says Roman metaphorically through this spot, there are haters are either side of the aisle. But you can’t have the naysayers keep you down, you know? Yes, some people like Apple phones and some people like Samsung phones, just like some people like good movies and some people like other good movies. But, just because your movie isn’t “good” or your phone isn’t “good” either, doesn’t mean to have to be part of the fighting. As Jay-Z once said, “Get that dirt off your shoulder.” Most assuredly, Roman was playing this track on set throughout the production of this ad.

Embrace Roman Coppola, and embrace Nokia Windows phones. Credits after the jump.

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

 

-MRM/Team Detroit alum Richard Perry joined digital studio Speedshape as interactive group director.

-Social media guru/Charlie Sheen replacement Ashton Kutcher is ready to throw down in a new McCann-created spot for Nikon (above).

-Epsilon completed its acquisition of Aspen Marketing Services.

-Cheil North America CEO Buz Sawyer hired Omnicom alum Henry Dosch as CFO.

-Big Spaceship won digital AOR duties for The Rising Beverage Co.’s Activate brand.

-The Art Directors Club is unveiling a new exhibit next week called “Graphic Intervention,” which showcases 25 years’ worth of AIDS awareness posters link

-Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt admits he “screwed up” because he underestimated Facebook. link

-ArnoldNYC was named AOR for Florida-based apparel chain Stein Mart. There was no review. Fry Hammond Barr in Orlanda was the incumbent.

-Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney now has a digital director. link

 

 

 

Friday Odds and Ends

-The Barbarian Group launched Groupmeh, “a revolutionary, game-changing social network for the tragically apathetic.” link

-Psyop gets “tipsy” for the Sonoma International Film Festival (above). We will save our Paul Giamatti impressions for later.

-Tierney, Philadelphia, has been selected as public relations agency of record for General Motors in Pennsylvania.

-Ad.ly loves itself some Charlie Sheen. link

-Who’s ready for YouTube “channels?” link

-The Halo Group tries to redefine the Poconos. link

-Amy Sedaris and Chipotle intertwine in a Twitter ad. link

Thursday Morning Stir

-Publicis Groupe acquired London-based digital shop Airlock. link

-What’s up with Facebook’s ad platform test? link

-AOL cut 900 jobs after the HuffPo buy. Ouch. link

-Blake Griffin shows some personality, mimics Mars Blackmon to celebrate a USC tight end. link

-Let’s just all get the Charlie Sheen browser blocker. link

-UK agency Albion is ready to make inroads on the West Coast. link

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-TDA launched an online campaign for Webroot that lets you suck up to the IRS. link; link

-Toronto-based John St. won the Mitsubishi Canada account. link

-Australian urban spaces get a green-themed makeover thanks to Soap, Lipton (above). link

-The SF Egotist teamed up with a recruiting firm to answer questions about the job market. link

-Team Charlie Sheen needs a social media intern. You’re on your own there. link

-Cheil Worldwide SW Asia named Elvis Sequeira as national creative director. link

-Facebook, now with $3 Dark Knight rentals. link

-Sorry Mickey D’s, Subway has taken over as world’s largest fast-food chain. link

-Nokia is earning a pretty penny from its Microsoft deal. link

Who’s Seeking an Apple ACD on Craigslist?

Freelance writer Becky Ebenkamp gave us the heads up on a Craigslist ad that popped up a few days back and has our eyebrows raised. Like her, we’re almost certain that even TBWA\Chiat\Day LA wouldn’t resort to the CL job board to find a creative for one of their longtime, most valued accounts. Additionally, the job listing is for an ACD/copywriter, but read the first sentence in the listing alone and the irony becomes almost deafening.

If anything, we’re thinking it’s someone just taking the piss with the Omnicom agency and/or one of its top clients, because this looks about as legit as Charlie Sheen‘s contract with Warner Bros. this morning.  Still, we’d love to hear if anyone actually responded to the ad and heard back. Here’s the opening below and read Ebenkamp’s own thoughts on the matter here.

“A world reknown ad agency is looking for an ACD copywriter.

Reporting into the Creative Director, the Associate Creative Director\Copywriter is an experienced, thoughtful, intelligent writer who will work on the Apple brand. You work and thrive in a culture where collaboration rules and are incredibly talented, visual, conceptual, culturally connected and most importantly love the craft of writing. This person can express their ideas, powerfully, through their words. They can tackle headline after headline and enjoy the art of perfecting long copy, and is a natural leader.”

Monday Morning Stir

-JWT NY won the Lean Cuisine pitch. link

-RIM’s chief marketing officer resigned. link

-Courtney Love‘s Twitter settlement is a cautionary tale. link

-Ogilvy will deliver daily illustrated reports from SXSW. link

-Spirit Airlines hops on the Charlie Sheen bandwagon (above). link

Thursday Odds and Ends

-Charlie Sheen stands to make $1 million per year from Tweeting endorsements. link

-European Activia ads take on a whole different tone, drawing inspiration from Saw and Silence of the Lambs. The one above’s from Y&R Prague.

-Beth Rilee-Kelley will replace Paul McKee as The Martin Agency’s COO. McKee is retiring.

-McCann Worldgroup CEO Nick Brien is going to be roasted. link

-Levi’s named Rebecca Van Dyck, currently senior director of Apple’s worldwide marketing/communications, as its global CMO. link

-McDonald’s is definitely not retiring Ronald. link

-Here’s looking at you, anonymous posters. link

-Beam Global’s Tres Generaciones Tequila strikes a deal with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Euro RSCG is somehow involved as creative agency. link

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-The Greater San Francisco Ad Club named Paul Venables as its “Ad Person of the Year.”

-The CLIO Awards extended its entry deadline. link

-eMarketer: Facebook to surpass Yahoo in display ad revenue. link

-Shilo and WMIG get into the NFL Combine spirit with a new Under Armour spot

-AOL’s North American ad chief Mark Ellis is out. link

-Draftfcb New York hired former Adweek reporter/editor Jennifer Comiteau as director of content creation.

-Boulder Digital Works is behind the launch of a new site highlighting the Colorado creative industry. link

-Here’s your comprehensive Charlie Sheen dictionary. link

-Red Square Agency launched a new site. link

Intel Gets in On ‘The Chase’

For those of you lucky folks who get to indulge your tech geekdom at CES, Intel has rolled out this new two-minute clip called “The Chase,” which is not to be confused with the guilty pleasure 1994 film starring Charlie Sheen. Venables Bell & Partners along with directing duo Smith & Foulkes and Bourne trilogy cinematographer Oliver Wood were behind this promo for Intel’s new Core i5 processor. Shot in Prague, the clip weaves animation with live-action and tells a tale of a woman (perhaps a knockoff of Angelina Jolie in Salt) on the run from thugs. The music is apt for a spy film and we get to see the Core i5 at work as the storyline progresses through social networks and various other computer applications. Guess it’s time to trade in my old Sony Vaio.

For those of you at CES, stroll by Intel’s booth if you have the time as this video will be running throughout the week.