Today the world continues to spin despite Pakistan’s war, tons of death in Afghanistan and China defends its ties to Khmer Rouge. If only those respective countries had better advertising…For now here’s some news you haven’t heard.
— WPP is worth less than 50% what it was six months ago. link
— Arby’s wants you to think their sandwiches are like big supple breasteses. link
— Kraft has a perky new logo that looks a lot like Wal-Mart’s. link
— DraftFCB is apparently laying people off…right now. link
— SiriusXM might have another chance at life thanks to Liberty Media. link
— We’re told that Arnold has withdrawn from the RadioShack pitch.
— This article, which was probably read by thousands, will help your CV look exactly like everyone’s.
— Which agency rep’s nickname is Jeremy Piven? Hint: he once grabbed my arm at a press conference. Mystery!
— We hear AKQA lost a pitch for Rosetta Stone to a boutique agency in Maryland, HZDG. Apparently the AKQAer who lost pitch had hit a bad luck streak “and got the axe. She’s moving to Arnold now. Oops!”
— Something fishy is happening over on the iPro blog, and it involves Mark Ferdman, the founder of Freedom + Partners.
— MARC USA, a shop based in Pittsburgh, sold it’s Indianapolis branch back to Paula MacVittie to “streamline” operations. Then, they eliminated desk top operations and fired their creative director and now people over there are mad as hornets.