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Well, maybe not in that order, but it seems that the rumors are looking to be true that Crispin is losing the Volkswagen account (not to mention also declining the invitation to participate in their agency review). This was later celebrated via twitter by Alex Bogusky’s wife (@boguskyswife) who’s now on a search for a navy blue replacement (look on the bright side, at least you know you won’t have to trade it in for a MINI).

alex bogusky's wife on twitter

In 2005 they resigned working on the MINI USA account in order to take on the German auto giant leading to even more rumors of possible replacements. It should be interesting to see who they end up with, according to Agency Spy some of the competitors invited to the review include SF-based Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Deutsch.

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I haven’t been able to get the song from this Nissan commercial out of my head. I think it’s because it just sounds like someone took the Beatles You Never Give Me Your Money and put new lyrics to it, regardless I’m going to post it here so that hopefully I’m not the only person humming it around town.

Created by TBWA, Toronto where Joe Amaral, James Ansley and Allen Oke are creative directors. Mark Zibert directed both of these for Sons and Daughters.

On a side-note, if you’d like to see a very creative way to show off your company employees, go checkout the Directors section on the Sons and Daughters website. Now just mouse over any of their portraits and see what happens….clever!

Here’s the other video in the series –
Nissan – Squished:

Credits:

Agency: TBWA, Toronto
Creative Directors: Joe Amaral, James Ansley, Allen Oke
Producer: Nadya MacNeil
Production Company: Sons and Daughters, Toronto
Director: Mark Zibert
Producer: Rob Allen
Exec Producers: Liane Thomas, Dan Ford
Editor: Mick Griffin, Rooster
Transfer: Notch
Colourist: Kent McCormick

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Just released, Toyota Motor Corporation will be parting ways with agency of record Saatchi & Saatchi LA in order to take all advertising efforts in-house. This is a huge blow to the agency which will ceise marketing efforts for the brand in January of 2010. You can read the official press release here. First seen at AgencySpy.

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