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 […]

Score One For The Commodore

from AdAge: WPP Group’s J. Walter Thompson today said it has named Ty Montague executive vice president and chief creative officer and co-president of its New York office, a move that is meant to infuse the old-line agency with a jolt of nontraditional marketing energy. Mr. Montague, 41, comes to JWT from independent Wieden & […]

Archive Lives Up To Its Name On The Web

Luerzer’s Archive has an updated web presence with excellent data base functionality. One factoid I pulled from the site: Most appearances in Archive, by agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, London DDB, London Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, London KesselsKramer, Amsterdam DM9DDB, Sao Paulo Mother Ltd., London Saatchi & Saatchi, London TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, London Wieden & […]

English Good In The Saddle

You don’t see a lot of English jokes in advertising. Perhaps the copywriters are mostly WASPs. Anyway, I found one. Rick Johnson Advertising in New Mexico has created an ad that both celebrates the English and denigrates them. Share

Chicagoans Will Sing A Song For Leap

According to the company’s home page, Leap Wireless is a customer-focussed company that provides innovative, wireless, communication services for the mass market. According to Adweek, this San Diego firm moved their account from Sausalito’s Butler Shine and Stern to Chicago’s Element 79 without a review. Excellent, now can someone please get to work on that […]