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Friday Odds and Ends

-Fresh off of his highly-viewed/widely-discussed appearance on Between Two Ferns, President Obama has now found a new, somewhat notable ally in his pitch for the Affordable Care Act: LeBron James (above). link

-Y&R Midwest won Agency of the Year honors at the 2014 Chicago American Advertising Awards. link

-Five days after Sbarro’s filed for bankruptcy, Quizno’s is following suit. End of an era for the former mallrat in all of us, we suppose. link

-Minneapolis-based Omnicom agency Martin Williams and hometown brew brand, Finnegans, will be rolling through town in what they dub the world’s first “reverse food truck” this weekend. link

-NYC-based digital agency Ready Set Rocket, which works with fashion/retail, CPG and media/entertainment clients ranging from Ann Taylor and Diesel to Fast Company and Live Nation, has welcomed a handful of new staffers. The new hires include
Sal Basile, senior content strategist; Amanda Roach, email marketing manager; Ben Luckadoo, digital strategist; Jana Hoffman, copywriter; Matt Mewtown, developer and Michael Craig, engagement manager.

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