Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Adverganza's Wednesday morning picks, 11.19.08

Wherein I scan the Wednesday morning headlines so you don't have to.

From Advertising Age:

--Do U want ur turkey 2 txt U?
--No one gives a sh*t about "Australia".
--Private equity guy Shaun Holliday joins MPG as CEO; Charlie Rutman will become senior adviser to agency in January.
--Jose Cabaco, chief creative officer of Euro RSCG N.A. for an entire seven months, leaves.
--3 Minute Ad Age: If you're into public body scanning and thermal underwear, on the other hand it's from the Uniqlock people so maybe we should all check it out.

From Adweek:

--OfficeMax tells "Elf Yourself" shops Toy New York and EVB to go f*ck themselves for Christmas this year. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Hire JibJab to do this year's version.
--Crispin breaks its campaign for Microsoft's Zune. You can see the spot below. It ain't bad, but it ain't no iPod killer, either.

--New media. Good or bad for TV? Discuss.
--Ad of the Day: Disembodied lips sing A-ha's "Take On Me."

From Brandweek:

--New Sony "Green Glove" service installs new TV, recycles old one.
--Speaking of which, Q&A with Jonathan Dodd, exec vp/director of strategy of G2 on green.
--More green. Q&A with Danny Seo, who spearheads J.C. Penney's "light green" program.

From Mediapost:

--We're talking about Kraft, Folgers and Olay.
--UPS is hiring! Via mobile phone.
--Southern Comfort brings you "A Colbert Christmas."
--A full Thanksgiving dinner, with wine, for only $35. It must include Boone's Farm, or buying a bunch of grapes and stomping on them in the tub.
--Nuggnuts.com, an online community, opens to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the McNugget. I'm going there right now!
--Optimists, pessimists converge on the topic of online ad spending.
--But in this study, the optimists win.

From Mediaweek:

--Westwood One will no longer be traded on the NYSE.
--Cooking Light publisher Chris Allen leaves the building.
--Which Spanish language media company had a $3.5 billion loss in the third quarter?
--As expected, ESPN gets the Bowl Championships.
--Life, now on its umpteenth life, launches Life Photo Search with Google.
--Marc Berman's Programming Insider: Looks like CBS will win the week, in part thanks to Barack.

From The New York Post:

--Keith Kelly, grim reaper: 250 to get shown the door at Time Inc. today, magazine group also closes up Cottage Living.

From The New York Times:

--So what becomes of Yahoo now?
--Dr Pepper hires first, um, sports endorser, guy who plays Halo 3. I hear he's got super-strong thumb muscles, on both hands.
--Oops. The AARP has to launch investigation of how its own health plans are marketed.
--Will "Project Runway" ever see a catwalk again?

From The Wall Street Journal:

--Even more speculation on what's to become of Yahoo. Subscription required.
--Google, Procter & Gamble employees temporarily swap jobs. Subscription required, but get a copy of it if you don't have one.
--Publicis buy Tribal. (It's a digital agency, but it's not Tribal DDB). Subscription required.
--Another talking stain ads from Tide. The video is below.

Ok gang. See ya later.

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