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-Nomads, the creative agency formed from the merger of management from the former StrawberryFrog Amsterdam and MediaCatalyst, has appointed former P&G vet Luigi Matrone as global business director.

-The Cannes Lions crew has partnered up with the The International Communications Consultancy Organisation to launch the Young Lions PR competition this year. link

-Microsoft and Starcom MediaVest Group have announced an agreement to collaborate on video ad experiences across Microsoft’s portfolio of digital advertising assets. link

-Let the Valentine’s Day fun begin with this effort from Amsterdam agency Kingsday and Flower Council of Holland (but of course), who teamed up to install 1,500 of the boxes you see above in Paris to celebrate this day.

-Men’s clothing retailer Jos A. Bank has agreed to buy fellow clothing brand Eddie Bauer for $825 million. link

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