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Topic: State Farm

Ad of the Day: See Which Classic SNL Characters Are Now Working for State Farm

DDB work breaks on VMAs

The State Farm-meister wants to pump … you up! The insurer has found some amusing brand endorsers deep in the Saturday Night Live vaults, as '90s characters Hans & Franz (Kevin…

Butler/Till Brings Brands Like State Farm to Local Markets

80-person agency also works for Bausch + Lomb

Specs Who (From left) Peter Infante, president; Sue Butler, co-CEO; Kimberly Jones, vp, client services; Tracy Till, co-CEO; Melissa Palmer, CFO, vp, finance and operations What Media agency Where Rochester, N.Y. An upstate New…

State Farm and Liberty Mutual Dive Into 3-D Ad Tech

Insurers run promos via Adnimation's system

State Farm and Liberty Mutual have begun employing Adnimation's three-dimensional ads, which are GIF-like promos designed to jump off the page more than other rich media units. Adnimation's promos normally entail…

How Chris Paul Became the NBA's Most Gifted Endorser(s)

Chris Jr. joins the Chris and Cliff campaign

IDEA: The most entertaining campaign airing now with an NBA endorser doesn't star LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade. It's Chris Paul's State Farm campaign—or more accurately, Chris and…

9 Brands Halt Clippers Sponsorships After Owner's Racist Rants [Updated]

CarMax, Virgin America, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and others won't stand with Sterling

UPDATED: Red Bull, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and Corona stated that they are halting their agreements with the Los Angeles Clippers, too, according to reports this afternoon. The racist rants by Los…

Steve Stoute Adds New Leaders to Translation

Fills the roles of president, creative chief

Steve Stoute is restocking his leadership ranks at Translation with veterans of the agency and marketer worlds. Joining as president is Nils Peyron, a former account leader at McCann Erickson and…

Angry Birds Maker Hatches In-Game Video Ad Plan

Sees premium opportunities for brands on mobile

Angry Birds is getting ready to introduce in-game digital video ads in an expansion of its advertising products that the company will unveil soon, according to Michele Tobin, Rovio’s head…

DDB Chicago Fills Its Top Creative Slot

John Maxham comes from Cole & Weber United in Seattle

DDB, three weeks after filling its top creative role on McDonald's in the U.S., has found a new chief creative officer for its Chicago office. John Maxham, who most recently was…

Pandora Rolls Out In-Car Ads

Web radio giant claims nearly 9% of total listening

Pandora's ad business just got wheels. The Internet radio giant has launched its first in-car advertising product, just in time for the launch of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.…

Chris Paul's Jordan Sneakers Now Available in Twin Brother Cliff's Favorite Design: Argyle

State Farm extends ad story into product design

A year ago, State Farm released a wonderful commercial from agency Translation suggesting NBA star Chris Paul had a twin brother, Cliff, who happened to be a State Farm agent—because…

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