Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-SapientNitro D.C. alum Kathleen Crotty has joined R/GA Chicago as group account director on Capital One.

-Popcorn brand Jolly Time has tapped Kansas City’s Bernstein-Rein to handle creative, media buying/planning and strategy/account planning. In addition, the brand handed PR and social media strategy/outreach responsibilities to Minneapolis shop, Haberman.


-Klaus Heesch, who was part of the creative team involved with Audi’s award-winning “Art of the Heist” and wrote the only music in The Blair Witch Project, joined The Gate Worldwide as senior digital creative director.

-McGarryBowen NY has now joined P&G’s agency roster as it’s been named lead creative agency for the corporate giant’s Aussie hair care line.

-The Facebook pages of the Yankees, Cubs and a host of other MLB teams got hacked today. Enjoy the hilarity. link

-Following a review, account firm O’Connor Davies, LLP tapped NYC-based Canopy Brand Group for a brand development assignment that includes web redesign and corporate ads.

-It’s made the rounds, but W+K NY’s ad for Southern Comfort starring a tanned, assured, Speedo-wearing stud is worth another look.

-George Parker explains why Apple’s advertising is “suddenly an unmitigated disaster.” link

-The Ad Council will bestow its 59th Annual Public Service Award upon AT&T president/CEO Randall Stephenson this November at the Waldorf.