Recently, Kranzler Kingsley -- a local Bismarck, ND ad agency where I currently work -- hired an extremely friendly and talented guy named Mark Gray as our video production editor. We got him after he spent a stint in Chicago working for The Whitehouse (a post house, not the Dubya house).
Anyhoo, we sent a press release of his hiring to his hometown newspaper, The Mandan News, and, well... after a little bit of editing of their own, the story ended up with a wee bit of a typo. Read more to see if you can spot the boo-boo.
Mark Wnek's column on Monday mentioned a rumor going around about Trevor Beattie leaving TBWA/London to start his own agency. And yesterday Trevor Beattie, Andrew McGuinness, chief executive, and Bil Bungay, deputy creative director, announced their resignation in order to launch a start-up called Beattie McGuinness Bungay.
Adage.com reports that Gillette Co.'s Tag Body Spray is giving males ages 15 to 20 a chance for a date with the 33-year old Mrs. Dave Navarro. The bidding winner will get an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to have dinner with Carmen Electra at "one of Hollywood's hottest restaurants."
Those under the age of 18 have to have a parent do the bidding for them.
The proceeds of the auction will go to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition. So far bidding has reached $17,200.
Is it just me or isn't it a bit strange that the ages of eligibility are so much younger than Ms. Electra? And she is married. Maybe the fact that her husband is Dave Navarro might keep the winner for trying to get asked up to her place after dinner- bouncy bouncy. ;)
The Chip Shop awards is the place where a brain packed with ideas can dream up the most outrageous ads for any client on any product with any spend you can conjure up and enter. All those idea darlings that were too smart, too lewd, too clever by half are ripe for appreciation at the Chip Shop awards. Nothing fazes this jury - they even have a "best knob gag" category!
Each month a creative director is chosen to nominate ads they come across in the national papers. Judges for 2005 include: Peter Souter of AMV BBDO, Dave Dye of Campbell Doyle Dye, Richard Flintham of Fallons, John O'Keefe of BBH, Charles Inge of CHI, Trevor Beattie of TBWA/London, Jeremy Craigen of DDB London, Ed Morris of Lowe London, Tony Davidson of Wieden + Kennedy, Leon Jaume of WCRS, and Gerry Moira of Euro RSCG.