Money Talks (Again)

Omnicom swooped in on another creatively-driven agency. This time, it’s 180 in Amsterdam. Founded in 1998 by Managing Partners Alex Melvin, Guy Hayward and Chris Mendola, 180 Amsterdam is one of the most awarded independent agencies in the world. In 2004, 180 Amsterdam was recognized as the world’s third most awarded agency at the Cannes […]

Creative Company Makes Ties To Creative Community

La comunidad (the community), Miami, is curating an art exhibit Dec. 4 – 10 in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 7-10), the American sister event to the internationally renowned art show and exhibition Art Basel in Switzerland. La Comunidad will host three installation artists displaying never-before-seen works in the raw, 20,000 square-foot warehouse […]

Is The Wieden Lifestyle Portland’s Lifestyle?

Staffers from Wieden & Kennedy appear in an “ad” for Portland, thanks to The New York Times’ treatment of them in an article on American cities competing for Richard Florida’s now famous “creative class.” In Portland, Ore., employees at an advertising firm can watch indie rock concerts at lunch and play “bump,” an abbreviated form […]

Oh, Fudge: Y&R Brands CEO Steps Down

The most prominent African-American female in advertising, Ann Fudge, is stepping down from her post as CEO of Y&R Brands. Ad Age has more: A graduate of Harvard Business School who built a career in marketing at General Foods and then Kraft, Ms. Fudge brought a history of client-side experience to her job heading one […]

Sukle Strikes Again

Sukle Advertising + Design has been busy cranking out some of the Rocky Mountain region’s best work for years. They do it again here, on behalf of Denver Water (although they have yet to address the utility’s web site). [via BMA]

Milwaukee Ad Man Does Service Right

Cause-related marketing has long been a means for the agency community to give something back. Many agencies support causes big and small with pro-bono work. Now, there’s a new twist on this model thanks to Serve Marketing in Milwaukee–the nation’s first and only nonprofit advertising and marketing firm, according to Utne Reader. Based in Milwaukee, […]

That Giant Sucking Sound Is Just A Draft. Or Draft/FCB.

AdFreak calls out Draft/FCB for this ad, which congratulates all the winners from last year’s Cannes. Adweek, by its very nature, tends not to be extremely critical of agencies, so when one of their editors says, “Maybe direct agencies aren’t that good at creative after all,” you know your shop needs some help. Well, awards […]

BBH Learns Chinese

American agencies are scrambling to add Hispanic marketing to their laundry lists of services/expertise. Meanwhile global shops are eyeing opportunities in Asian markets, particularly China. According to Adweek, Bartle Bogle Hegarty has opened an office in Shanghai, China, after beginning the arduous process of obtaining government approval to do so in late 2005. BBH China […]