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Monday Morning Stir

-To address the New York Post piece from Friday regarding Saatchi, sources familiar with the matter clarified with us late last week that the litigation involves a former Saatchi Wellness employee and NOT Saatchi & Saatchi. It looks like it’s been amended somewhat in said piece, but yes, Saatchi Wellness is a division of Publicis Healthcare Group Communications, not Saatchi itself.

-The IAB unveiled the five winning ad units of its first-ever digital video “Rising Stars” competition (one example above). link; link

-Ahsan Kahlon, who recently resigned his position as worldwide account director on Jaguar at Spark44, has taken on the role of CEO at M&C Saatchi Abu Dhabi.

-Staying in the region, the Dubai Lynx folks honored Roy Haddad, director of WPP MENA, with their 2013 Advertising Person of the Year award.

-HP has unveiled its Android-friendly Slate 7 tablet. link

-Mobile ad serving company MoPub hired 11-year Google/DoubleClick vet Kate Herbert as director of client services.

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