Austin Kelley & Fitzgerald Get Hitched

Forget Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. This is bigger! OK, not really, but in yet another upheaval in the Atlanta advertising market, Adweek is reporting the merger of two Interpublic-owned Atlanta shops, Austin Kelley and Fitzgerald+Co. A few years ago, IPG persuaded Fitzgerald + Co. to merge with the Atlanta office of McCann-Erickson, so this […]

Mad Dogs Morph Into Walrus

Adweek: Former Mad Dogs & Englishmen creative director Deacon Webster and 10 staffers have absorbed the defunct shop’s last four clients and this week opened under the banner Walrus. With Grand Marnier, Radar magazine, the 21 Club and Wacoal’s CW-X Conditioning Wear, Walrus has about $7 million in billings, said Webster, now chief creative officer. […]

Go Steffan Go

Lewis Lazare: Late last week Harris, the city’s third-largest financial institution, invited five shops to pitch the bank’s ad business. Or more accurately five shops plus one. The plus one, in this instance, is Euro RSCG/Chicago, the corpse that former Leo Burnett creative whiz kid Steffan Postaer is trying to resuscitate. Euro RSCG has joined […]

Corporate Raider Has His Way With Havas

Ad Age: Havas shareholder Vincent Bollore won the four seats he demanded on the holding company Share

Soul Patch For Sale (No, Not On eBay)

Columbus, OH ad agency, Young Issac, was written up in the print edition of Adweek recently. The source of their newfound fame is a viral effort directed not to unsuspecting and callous consumers, but to those jaded plebes who work in the ad biz, or hope to one day soon. Get creative with the click […]

Say Hello To Stupid

We’ve got two series running on the site now�Agencies in Strange Places and Outstanding Mission Statements. Maybe we ought to add a third series�–Agency Lobby Art. Here’s what the folks at W+K London see each time they pass reception. “Blender Man” serves as a constant reminder of the ethos of the company and how we […]

Pittsburgh Shop Branches Out

Pittsburgh agency, Blattner Brunner has acquired Sawyer Riley Compton, one of Atlanta’s more well known creative shops. According to Adweek, SRC was down to but 15 staffers and $20 million in billings (a great per employee billings ratio). SRC is Blattner Brunner’s second acquisition in as many years. The shop acquired MHI in Washington, D.C., […]

Where’s Huey?

Adweek reports on a new campaign fro the Atlanta Community Food Bank from Paprocki in Atlanta. But that’s not the news I want to share with you this fine morning. What jumps out at me is, “Where’s Huey?” Paprocki opened his shop May 1 after splitting with his partner of seven years, Ron Huey. Together, […]

A Classic Reveal

Karpat Polat, a creative at creative powerhouse DM9DDB in Brazil, sent us his latest TV spot for home security company, Telemergencia. While this spot will most likely not win a Lion (something Karpat achieved while working in Instanbul), it does hold the viewer’s attention with the clever use of sound. Click the still to play. […]

Cure Us With An Injection Of Mad Money

At times, it’s hard to tell if eBay is a ribald joke or a fantastic business. Today is another one of those times. Buy an award-winning advertising agency – office supplies AND creative staff. Highest bidder wins a box of fairly new office materials as well as incredibly motivated, often provocative and always high-concept group […]