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Friday Morning Stir

-Leo Burnett has appointed James Kirkham as global head of social and mobile. Holler, the Leo-owned digital content/social agency co-founded by Kirkham, will “fuel” this specific practice.

-Deutsch founder/namesake David Deutsch has passed away at 84. link

-Magna Global’s latest ad forecast predicts the global advertising market to grow by three percent this year, to $486 billion. link

-Global agency The Gate Worldwide hired Erica Martinez in the newly created role of director of strategy.

-Bi-coastal/international production company Rabbit welcomed Nancy Nina Hwang as executive producer in its L.A. office.

-Katy Perry turns superhero in L.A.-based agency Zambezi’s new digital short for Popchips (above).

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