Topic: Gerry Graf

Advertising Rises From Dead at 'Funeral' Event

A manic Graf, somber choir deliver laughs

They came today to bury advertising but in the end, concluded that it’s actually alive and well. JWT’s memorial service for the business—an atypical event on opening day of Advertising Week—had…

JWT Preps Mock Funeral for Advertising

Shop trades panelists for eulogists during Advertising Week

It will either be a blast or a brilliant mistake, to quote Elvis Costello. But JWT, with its mock memorial service for advertising on Monday, will at least smash the…

Attack of the Ad Nerds

Rejecting earnestness for irony, marketing-savvy millennials are bringing new passion to agencies

At 17, Anne Chiu stood in the middle of her family’s tchotchke-filled Brooklyn, N.Y., living room to pitch her father. Since visiting the small ad agency where her uncle worked…

Ad of the Day: Little Caesars

BFG 9000 serves up quick, zany clips for pizza chain

Landing a big fish is exciting. So is getting a pizza for $5. So are dachshunds. So is landing a big fish. So is getting a pizza for $5 … This…

'Creative Renegades' Look Back

Former big-agency leaders discuss old industry, new ventures

A small group of creatives who have left their top posts at big agencies to pursue other ventures kicked off the second day of Creative Week panels at Dumbo's Galapagos…

BBH Plugs N.Y. Managing Director Hole

Stainer fills spot as Robinson joins Graf

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has installed Richard Stainer as the new managing director at it’s New York office, the agency announced Monday, moving quickly to fill a key post left vacant…

Graf's 'Tom'-foolery in First Spot for Kayak

Tit for tat with old boss Tom Carroll goes back years

It has been years since Gerry Graf worked at TBWA\Chiat\Day, but that doesn’t mean he can’t goof on an old boss there. Yes, the inspiration for "Mr. Carroll," the cane-waving codger…

Surprise! W+K Wins Grand Andy

Y&R follows with 4 golds

Settle in for what may be the least shocking awards season yet. Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Ore., breezed in to collect the $50,000 grand prize for its Old Spice “Response” campaign…