West Wayne Thaws Out

Adweek reports Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings is flying south to West Wayne with their $2 million account. West Wayne has offices in Tampa and Atlanta. West Wayne is also the agency famed Minneapolis copywriter, Luke Sullivan, fled to a few years ago. I’m not exactly sure where Mr. Sullivan, author of Hey Whipple Squeeze This, […]

Portuguese Agency Puts It All On The Blog

TBWA Portugal has a blog. I can’t read it, but I salute their efforts, just the same. Oh, they also do great work, like their surf dude peers in Playa Del Rey. Unique outdoor placement for Amnesty International. Share

Goat Cheese Sales Expected To Soar

Euro RSCG Chicago, an agency on the mend, has won a $2 million account without a review. According to Adweek, European crackers brand, Wasa, offers some interesting creative opportunities and serves as the first small step toward rebuilding the shop, executives said. “A snowball starts small at the top of the hill,” said the Havas […]

Irreconcilable Differences Belong In Divorce Court

Crispin Porter + Bogusky has resigned the Ikea account, citing irreconcilable differences over the company’s marketing plan, according to Adweek. “For quite some time, it has been clear to us that we do not share the same vision for Ikea’s business,” CP+B said in a statement on Monday. “While we pride ourselves on the longevity […]

There’s The Door

Adweek reports that Chicago-based Leo Burnett will let 25 employees go today, despite recent account wins. Tom Bernadin, Leo’s CEO Share

Championship Rings Advertising’s New Bling Bling

Olson + Co, a Minneapolis agency with the Detroit Pistons on the client roster, has received four diamond encrusted NBA Champions rings, each worth $15,000. Speaking to Adweek’s Tim Nunn, agency president John Olson joked, “They obviously lowered their standards as to who gets a ring.” In the five years it has had the account, […]

Fallon Crosses Ocean For New Leader

Five months after David Lubars departed Minnesota for Manahttan, Paul Silburn has been hired to head Fallon’s creative department, reports AdAge. Silburn is well-known for his work on brands including John Smith beer, Adidas and Lockets throat lozenges. In 2000, while at Publicis’ Leo Burnett, London, he was the art director and copywriter for a […]

Grey Scandal Puts Color In Cheeks

Adweek published a near book-length article today about corruption at Grey Global Group’s New York office. The centerpiece of the article reveals how the print production department was lavished with expensive gifts by vendors, particularly Color Wheel, a print shop. It goes on to describe a viscous billing cycle, where the vendor has to cover […]

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Chicago’s Cramer/Krasselt has declined an invitation to defend its Moen business, reports Adweek. Yeah, those lifestyle shoots can be a bit rough. Share

Did you USED TO work for Wendy’s?

Not officially. Officially, Mr. Wendy’s gets the boot. Effective end of the month (via AdAge). Same-store sales dropped 5.8% in October. Don Calhoon, Wendy’s Executive VP of Marketing, says Wendy’s is “refocusing its advertising direction to more prominently position Wendy’s food and heritage of quality.” Wendy’s, you have the best burgers of the big 3 […]