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ECD Christian Haas is Leaving Goodby

0ee5644Executive creative director Christian Haas has announced that he is leaving Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, AdAge reports. Haas does not have plans for his next full-time gig following his departure, although he is “advising a few startup clients and planning to freelance,” while the agency currently “is in discussions about the best leadership scenario for N.Y. going forward.” Comcast/Xfinity, which had been handled by both the agency’s New York and San Francisco offices, will will be run by San Francisco-based executive creative directors Adam Reeves and Nick Klinkert.

“I want to go somewhere I feel both excited and terrified — the feelings I had when I first joined Goodby,” Haas said. “I’m not leaving to go somewhere. I want to try something new and I want to take my time to find it.”

Haas arrived at Goody, Silverstein & Partners back in 2006, following over seven years at Organic. He was named a founding partner of the agency’s New York office in January, 2013, where he launched campaigns for the likes of YouTube, Google, Comcast and PledgeMusic. During his time with the agency, Haas was instrumental in making the Omnicom-owned shop a digital powerhouse while leading work for brands such as Sprint, HP, EBay, GE, and Got Milk. In 2010, Creativity named Haas one of its Creativity 50. Read on for Rich Silverstein and Jeff Goodby‘s memo to agency staff following the break. Read more

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

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-Here’s your full jury lineup for the 2014 New York Festivals’ World’s Best Advertising awards, which has added Rob Reilly, Christian Haas and more to the roster. link

-Portland-based Bradshaw Advertising has been selected to launch Heartwood Place, Woodburn’s new Alzheimer’s  care community, which is set to launch on May 1.

-Want to “avoid humans” at SXSWi this year? Well, GSD&M is here to help. link

-Global media/tech company, POPSUGAR, has named David Neyman as its head of creative partnerships and video development for its POPSUGAR Studio division.

-New York-based digital studio, Click 3X , has hired Cynthia Slowik as account director for the Raison D’Être division.

-Here’s your 2014 AICP curatorial committee. link

-So, who are the 32 under 32 in SF? Well, the Egotist folks weigh in. link

 

GS&P Indeed Opening Up Shop in NYC

 

Well, that took a while. Nearly six weeks after we first received tips that Goodby Silverstein & Partners was planning to open up a New York office, the parties involved have finally made the news official. The agency will settle in come early February in a space at 200 Varick St. in downtown Manhattan. The Goodby New York office will be headed up by Christian Haas, who is adding partner to his ECD title, one which he’s held for well over two years and associate partner Nancy Reyes, a nine-year GS&P vet who will take on the role of managing director in the Big Apple.

In a statement, Haas seems pretty enthusiastic, saying, “It’s a dream job to open a celebrated agency like GSP in the most exciting city on Earth, especially when you can do it with someone you have nothing but admiration for.” Staff count has yet to be formalized, but once GS&P New York opens, it will begin servicing a client roster including Google, YouTube and Comcast.

 

Sprint Network Wants to Rename a Band

Meet Yerkish, a band with a name that “sounds like a Turkish yam.” No, you don’t need a “good” band name to make it big (see Green Day or Blink 182 for reference), but having a musical identity that rolls off the tongue goes a long way in marketing yourself. You also have to make good music, but that’s another story.

So, Sprint decided to help out our poor Denver-based foursome with a YouTube homepage takeover today courtesy of Goodby. Bringing to life Sprint’s “All.Together.Now” network idea (which gave us seizures in the past), the world now has an opportunity to rename Yerkish via crowdsourcing and hopefully send them on a trajectory toward fame and fortune. Hey, you’ve probably given up on touring the country in your sweet hair metal band by now. Might as well use that awesome band name you were saving for a rainy day and give it to a good cause. Credits (with a whole lotta creative directin’) after the jump.

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Sprint Induces Seizures with ‘All Together Now’

Sure, this may not send people to the hospital like Kanye West‘s video for “All of the Lights.” But, if you’re hanging out on your office desktop, we recommend watching this new spot from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners on full-screen mode.

It seems that Sprint’s “Now Network” nickname is being dropped (at least in these spots) for “All. Together. Now.” A look at the campaign’s website reveals that Sprint’s Unlimited plan means a sad, blinking pug or a senior citizen smiling with floating balloons behind her. You can even call or text Veatrice to wish her a happy 100th birthday! While the site leans more toward the unlimited calling and texting aspects of the plan, TV spots like “Anthem” are more about viral video capabilities. Isn’t it time you used your HTC EVO to watch more people falling off of tables? Credits and the second spot, “Birthday,” after the jump.

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