Lazarian Roundup

• Some bad news for Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago. Late Tuesday, the agency said it was terminating its relationship with fast-food chain Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, because the account was no longer “profitable.” The account was supposedly worth $7 million in billings to C-K. The agency said it is re-evaluating its client mix and reallocating resources.
• Weber Grill Restaurant has named Hoffman York/Chicago to handle an array of integrated marketing services. Initial efforts will focus on increasing awareness of Weber Grill’s outdoor grilling experience through public relations initiatives.
• Leo Burnett has picked a new creative leader from within its ranks: Group creative head John Condon, 44, will succeed Cheryl Berman as head of a 200-person creative department at the city’s largest and most legendary agency. Condon takes on the new job in March. Condon has spent the past 19 years at the agency — the entirety of his professional career. For the past three years, he has headed the Burnett creative teams working on the giant Kellogg account, one of the oldest pieces of business in the agency’s client portfolio. Condon also has done work for many other Burnett clients past and present, including McDonald’s, Reebok, Toys R Us, Delta Air Lines and Nintendo.
[via Lewis Lazare]

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.