Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster Comment

-Neil deGrasse Tyson challenged creatives at Cannes to “celebrate innovators.” link

-Audi created a giant LED Scoreboard using the headlights of 28 Audi A8 sedans, which sits on the shores of Greenpoint, Brooklyn and projects the day’s soccer results throughout the month (video above). link

-The Publicity Club of Chicago honored ASGK  Public Strategies with two awards for its “Illinois Unites for Marriage” campaign: the Golden Trumpet for “Best Government Affairs Campaign” and the top Platinum Award  for “Best Overall PR Campaign of the Year.”

-A faux spot for Cheez It Grooves, entitled “A Snacking Dilemma” and starring Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts makes it into their “Top 10 Greatest Moments” episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!. link

-In honor of Brazil Day at Cannes, Y&R used BAV to highlight some of the top brands, and most representative brands, in Brazil. link

-Philadelphia-based branding and creative services agency 160over90 is expanding their portfolio both nationally and internationally; working with Under Armour and Ferrari North America, while continuing its work with The Philadelphia Eagles; and beginning work with two clients in Central America.

-Attention, a full-service social media marketing agency within the kbs+ family has launched Reg-SM, a social media marketing agency specializing in compliance, governance and communication in the use of social and mobile media for clients in highly regulated markets such as pharmaceuticals, financial services and spirits. link

-Banner ads are taking a beating at Cannes. link