Not A Jolly Good Sport

By MIKE SULLIVAN of The Sun: A MAN suspected of destroying a waxworks of Posh and Becks has been quizzed by cops. A 39-year-old lecturer was arrested at his Northampton home after the figures were beheaded at Madame Tussauds. Police believe the suspect is the same man who rang The Sun to claim responsibility for […]

Ty Montague’s Touch Of Grey

from The NY Observer: On a recent Friday in J.W.T. Share

You Can Drive The Mercedes Now, C.J.

from Adweek: C.J. Fraleigh is leaving General Motors, effective immediately, to become svp of sales and marketing at Sara Lee. Fraleigh, 40, GM’s former executive director of advertising and corporate marketing in February was shifted to the post of general manager of GM’s Buick and Pontiac-GMC division. Fraleigh made his mark with Cadillac’s “Break Through” […]

World, Meet Bobby Cox.

Bobby Cox began his restaurant career in 1961 by owning and operating a small snack bar in Odessa, Texas. Cox has built many successful businesses including Taco Villa, Rosa’s Caf Share

The Donny’s Serve Now In Your Face Nightly

By Kathleen Sampey for Adweek NEW YORK Donny Deutsch’s CNBC show, The Big Idea, will replace McEnroe on the cable network early next year, a CNBC representative confirmed. The cancelled McEnroe, a talk show hosted by tennis great John McEnroe, will run through the end of December, the rep said. Deutsch, the CEO of Interpublic […]

Beer Buzz Wears Off

Ron Askew, Chief Marketing Officer at Coors Brewing–the nation’s third largest brewer–is stepping down. Askew helped shift the brewery’s advertising from quaint spots featuring Pete Coors “somewhere near Golden” to quick cut music video-style spots starring the Coors Light twins. According to USA TODAY, the concept got its start when Askew, asked roster shop, FCB […]

Will The Real Kevin Roberts Please Stand Up

I have not read the book Lovemarks, which may be the reason I simply do not understand the frustration certain bloggers feel in regards to its message. Their main gripe seems to be that it’s just more old-fashioned branding mumbo jumbo dressed up in a cute new outfit. Maybe it is. Until I read it, […]

Need That Kash To Feed That Jones

Chicago Sun Times advertising columnist Lewis Lazare reports that Leo Burnett svp/cd Kash Sree has departed the Wacker Avenue agency for greener pastures. Sree arrived at Burnett in 2002 from Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Ore., where he was a key creative on the high-profile Nike account. Lazare writes, “His departure from Burnett suggests he was unable […]

In The Company Of Saudi Princes And Ricky Martin

I have to give Adweek’s Adfreak bloggers some props. They’re dishing up the gossip like seasoned blogerati. Case in point, Catherine P. Taylor’s delivery of the goods on DDB Worldwide chairman, Keith Reinhard. Taylor reports that Reinhard resides in a four-bedroom, $9.1-million spread on the 70th floor of the south building of the Time Warner […]

Donny, You So Purty.

Gareth Kay, a planner for Modernista, posted this gorgeous plateware on his blog recently. In his comments area, one person suggests that this item would be perfect for a lovely afternoon of skeet shooting. I concur. A more responsible type (and former Deutsch staffer) says “The Donny” did not, in fact, commission this personal artifact. […]