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Friday Morning Stir

-The TED crew has announced the ten winners of their third annual Ads Worth Spreading initiative. Among those capturing TED’s heart this year are Google Earth’s “Saroo Brierley: Homeward Bound” spot (above). Full slideshow and more here.

-Troy Walker, former EVP/COO of Akron-based Malone Advertising, has joined Raleigh, NC agency Baldwin& as director of business development.

-In case you haven’t seen the promo images from the upcoming final season of Mad Men, well, here you go. link

-Let the Facebook auto-play video ad sale begin. link

-Canadian feature film director Bruce McDonald has signed with Toronto-based prodco Revolver Films for commercial representation.

-The folks at SoDA have released their new Salary Report. Among the key findings:

The number of account directors earning more than $125k (£75k) increased by 45% between 2012 and 2013; while creative directors commanded up to 41% higher salaries in North America compared with their European peers.

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