Monday, January 21, 2008

Adverganza's Monday night picks, 01.21.08

Wherein I scan the Monday morning headlines on Monday night, because it's a holiday, dammit!

From Advertising Age:

—Ad Age's Agencies of the Year. Agency of the Year (I think this is meant to be U.S.): Goodby; Agency Executive of the Year: Richard Edelman; Global Agency of the Year: Tribal DDB; Multicultural Agency of the Year: Groupo Gallegos; Comeback Agency of the Year: Hill, Holiday; and keep an eye on these guys. Little agencies you haven't been paying attention to get to do Unilever's SunSilk Super Bowl spot.
—Aunt Millie in those Vytorin ads (or whatever her name is) gives a black eye to the ad industry.
—Watch out! It's Pepsi's Gift Monster!
—Bob Garfield tells Sophia to quit advertising SlimFast.

From Adweek (the print issue for this week doesn't appear to be online yet. These are headlines from today that presumably did not appear in the print edition):

—Saatchi promotes two of its top U.S. execs.
—The Writers Guild of America plans "to hold informal talks with studio CEOs."

From The New York Post:

—WPP looks to acquire more digital assets. The list of suspects: Spot Runner, JumpTap (who?) and VideoEgg.

From The New York Times:

Anheuser-Busch's Super Bowl plans, including a top-secret mobile-phone only ad. (Well, maybe not that top secret anymore.)
—London cabbies try to direct customers to gambling site
—Communications Workers of America use and abuse Washington Post logo.

From The Wall Street Journal (subscription required unless otherwise noted):

—In one of those instances where Yahoo! should really lose the exclamation point, it plans to lay off workers.

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