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Three Olives Vodka, "Cowboys"

Something that's missing from a lot of TV commercials these days is a strong concept, an idea that persists beyond a single spot and even transcends the ads themselves. Often…

Microsoft's Bing, "Smartphone"

JWT is back with the latest installment in its "Search Overload" campaign for Microsoft's Bing search engine. You've seen the ads—with people driven to rambling nonsensical search-term monologues by rival…

Major League Baseball, "Brian Wilson's Epic Beard"

In honor of Major League Baseball's opening day, here's some quirky new work from Hill Holliday under the theme, "MLB Always Epic." This first spot—one of four currently in rotation…

Hispanic Agencies Eye Future

NEW YORK If anyone who attended the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies 23rd semi-annual meeting last week thought that marketing aimed at Latinos has flat-lined, it's the premise that's dead,…

Xbox Menu Serves Chicken

NEW YORK Crispin Porter + Bogusky preparing to test its ad characters' pop-culture appeal by taking them from commercials into video games. Burger King said next month it would begin…

Payne in Account Post

Cultivator Advertising & Design has hired Sara Payne as a senior account manager on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Keystone Resort, New Belgium Brewing and Oxford Spa. She reports to Matt…

M/J Puts Words in Play for Grocer

DALLAS McGarrah/Jessee has launched a radio campaign for Central Market to promote specific foods, beverages and occasions such as Valentine's Day, the agency said.The Austin, Texas, independent created a series…

Alltel Awards Creative to Hoffman

SAN FRANCISCO Independent Hoffman|Lewis defeated three other agencies to win creative chores on the $5 million Alltel Publishing account following a review, the agency said.The St. Louis office of San…

Charleston

CHICAGO Charleston|Orwig said it has named Lisa Ellegard director of marketing services. She is mainly tasked with developing new business strategy.Ellegard, 34, has worked as a relationship manager with Clarke…

Frazee at Ascent Media

Ascent Media Creative Services, a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp., has named Bill Frazee to the newly created post of vice president, North America commercial services. Frazee will be the…

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