Take it for what it’s worth. Speculation is leaking out about Julie Roehm’s quick departure from Wal-Mart. From Mediapost: One source says that during the pitch process for the Wal-Mart account, a lot of “gratuitous gifts” changed hands, raising eyebrows inside the company. Wal-Mart has a very strict policy about gratuities. While many executives in […]
Still one of the funniest videos ever made about the ad biz, courtesy of the now out-of-business Elvis & Bonaparte Advertising in Portland. By the way, someone recently registered ReachFrequency.com just to post this video by itself. It’s a bit mysterious.
Not sure if you need to be a subscriber to read the whole thing, but Adweek has an interesting report on the McCann creatives who underwent basic training in order to fully understand life in the US Army so they could work on their new account: By his second day of basic training at Fort […]
In an interview in today’s New York Times, Hamish McLennan, new CEO of Y&R Brands and Ann Fudge’s replacement, talks about the challenges that agency faces: Q. What is your perception of Y&R’s place in the industry? A. Generally, it’s going well. We’ve got $800 million in global revenue. What’s happened in North America over […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]