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Ad exec in NU sex-toy row defends actions on blog

The Northwestern sex toy scandal got another shot in the arm Tuesday  afternoon, as a blog post surfaced that quotes the Chicago advertising executive involved in the demonstration defending his actions and castigating the media for mischaracterizing them.

Jim Marcus, creative director of Tribal DDB, the digital division of DDB Chicago, demonstrated the use of a sex-toy on his fiance in a voluntary assembly after a human sexuality class at Northwestern University this month. The news, first reported in the Daily Northwestern, led to a call  for the ouster of professor John Michael Bailey. Get the full story »

DDB Chicago names interim chief

After a tumultuous three year term, DDB’s Chicago president Rick Carpenter has resigned. During the search for his replacement, Mark O’Brien, DDB’s North America, will serve as Chicago’s interim chief.

DDB Chicago has a number of Fortune 500 clients, including McDonald’s and Anheuser-Busch. DDB is part Omnicom, a global media and communications company. Get the full story »