Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018
Christjan Jordan Joins Union as Partner/Editor 
Christjan Jordan, who has cut award-winning work for Amazon (Lucky Generals), GEICO (Martin Agency) and Madden NFL (Heat), among others, has joined bicoastal Union Editorial as partner/editor. Last week, Amazon’s “Alexa Loses Her Voice” was nominated for a primetime commercial Emmy, adding to a...
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018
Bruce Andreini, Jenny Lee to Lead Content Creation at Rokkan
Bruce Andreini has joined Rokkan as sr. VP, head of integrated production, with Jenny Lee coming aboard as executive producer. Their roles will continue shaping agency Rokkan’s content creation capabilities, servicing clients like Cadillac, Verizon, Hilton, and William Grant & Sons. Andreini...
Monday, Jul. 16, 2018
Cardi B Leads MTV VMAs With 10 Nominations
The year of Cardi B continues — this time with 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations. MTV announced Monday that the white-hot rapper is the most nominated act at this year's show, which returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20. Five of Cardi B's nominations are thanks to her...
Monday, Jul. 16, 2018
Director Greg Bell Joins Community Films For U.S. Representation
Director Greg Bell has joined the roster of L.A.-based Community Films for U.S. representation. Bell’s recent work includes widely aired comic fare for Lowe’s with BBDO Worldwide, an award-winning Snickers spot with a falling lumberjack, and Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant. His body of work also...
Monday, Jul. 16, 2018
1st Comic-Con Of The MeToo Era Grapples With Harassment, Allegations
Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Time's Up era, with at least one notable figure stepping aside due to sexual misconduct allegations. But questions remain about its atmosphere and whether...
Monday, Jul. 16, 2018
Anonymous Content Signs Director Karim Huu Do For Spots, Music Videos
Anonymous Content has added director Karim Huu Do to its roster for commercial and music video representation in North America. His spot credits span such brands as Converse, H&M, Gillette and Adidas. For the latter, he helmed the lauded, reality-bending “Superstar” campaign featuring Pharrell...
Sunday, Jul. 15, 2018
"Hotel Transylvania 3" Fulfills Reservation Atop Weekend Box Office
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theaters...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018
The Martin Agency Launches Talent & Culture Dept. To Promote Diversity, Inclusion
The Martin Agency has created a department called Talent & Culture that will report to Carmina Drummond, Martin’s chief culture officer. “We want progress,” said Drummond. “We’ve discovered it’s not enough to have diversity initiatives or incentives. Those efforts are right, but right can be...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018
Brands Market At World Cup Despite Absence of U.S. Soccer Team
Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the World Cup without the...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2018
Diversity Reflected In Emmy Acting Nominations
Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year. More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown ("This...