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Friday Odds and Ends

-A year after the termination of its shareholder agreement, Publicis Groupe has bought back nearly four-million shares from Dentsu. link

-Psyop/MJZ alum Cally Morton has joined Culver City/Vancouver-based VFX house Zoic Studios as executive producer in the commercial division.

-GE has teamed up with Tongal to honor National Inventor’s Day via a challenge for young inventors. link

-Global social media agency We Are Social has launched a new paid media offering and has hired TBG Digital alum David Gilbert to lead the way as media director.

-NYC agency Campfire continues its work for HBO, hyping the Feb. 19 season two Blu-Ray/DVD release of Game of Thrones by inviting fans to take the “Night’s Watch Oath.” link

-Ad man-turned-artist Jim Riswold has named the winner of his specific ‘Young Guns’ brief and explains how he came to his decision. link

-Omnicom-owned retail/shopper market agency Integer Group has opened up shop in Walmart’s home turf of Bentonville, Arkansas. link

-Deep Focus has opened the doors to its “creative newsroom for hire,” Moment Studio. Take a stroll through via the clip above. link

-Philly-based agency LevLane has promoted Emily Verna to account manager.
FYI, we’re off Monday, Feb 18 for President’s Day. We will resume regular posting on Tuesday.

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