Friday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-W+K’s latest for Samsung is a 100% accurate recreation of an NFL press conference.

-It’s all over but the drinking: Goodby Silverstein & Partners is the big winner in Pepsi’s all-Omnicom review.

-In other cola news, everyone’s favorite caffeine burst Jolt! is coming back. Hey, if it works for Zima…


-This week, friends and colleagues mourned the loss of CP+B art director and 30-year industry veteran Dave Swartz, who passed unexpectedly at the age of 54.

-Another tragic loss was that of old school “Mad Man” Jack Keil, who created McGruff the Crime Dog.

-Your favorite Canadian agency Zulu Alpha Kilo made several big hires including two new creative directors and two new strategists.

-WPP’s Brand Union hired Vincent Roffers—formerly of Lippincott—as its new executive strategy director.

-Hitchcock Fleming & Associates of Akron, Ohio won AOR duties for gas heating company Rinnai America Corporation.

-Production company STINK added Ariel Kleiman to its U.S. directorial roster.