Behind the Scenes of the Bleak, Hilarious Future Selves Envisioned by Agency Leaders

The new call for entries campaign for the AICP Awards jumps forward 35 years to interview five creative leaders after they've fallen from grace. Grey's Tor Myhren finds himself in a prison orange jump suit after kidnapping the E-Trade baby.

New Legacy Ads Trade Anger for Empowerment

Legacy—the anti-smoking group behind the "Truth" campaigns—adopts a new strategy in the first campaign from new agency 72andSunny. Big picture, the tone is less combative and more empowering. The new tagline is, "Finish It."

Creative Review Shortlists Are No Longer All That Short

Traditionally, a finalist in a creative review has had to beat just a couple of other shops to get the business. Recently, though, the odds of winning have gotten much longer.

Legacy Shifts Its Creative Account to 72andSunny

The Legacy Foundation has shifted its creative business to 72andSunny. The shift came after a review in which there were four other finalists: Droga5, 180LA, Anomaly and BBDO. Annual media spending on the business is estimated at $50 million.

BBDO Is Pitching Like Crazy in the Next 4 Weeks

In the finals of four big reviews, BBDO has a shot at adding about $25 million to its revenue line if it runs the table—or getting burned out trying.

Legacy Picks 5 Creative Finalists

After 13 years with Arnold, the Legacy anti-tobacco group is moving on. The longtime strategic and creative agency for Legacy failed to reach the final round of the organization's creative review, marking an end to the shop's tenure. Sources identified the finalists as BBDO, 72andSunny, 180LA, Anomaly and Droga5.

Arnold Lieutenants Take Broader Roles

Paul Nelson and Elliott Seaborn have been promoted to managing directors at the Boston headquarters of Arnold.

Anti-Tobacco Nonprofit Reviews Ad Business

Legacy, the national public health nonprofit created to advertise the dangers of tobacco use, is reviewing its advertising business. In play are both creative responsibilities and media planning and buying, which are currently handled by Arnold and PHD, respectively. Arnold and PHD have been invited to defend.

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