TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote SocialTimes AllFacebook FishbowlNY FishbowlDC PRNewser 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

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.

Mediabistro Course

Online Production for Writers and Editors

Online Production for Writers and EditorsStarting October 30, learn how translate your written work into multi-dimensional and editorially relevant digital content! In this course you'll learn how to navigate a CMS, crop, resize, and optimize photos, create graphics, enhance static text through HTML/CSS, and measure the effectiveness of your content using analytics. Register now!