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Monday Odds and Ends

-Laurence Velcoff, former planning director on the Wendy’s account at what is now Publicis Kaplan Thaler, has joined DDB New York as brand planning director.

-Ex-Arnold D.C. VP/ACD Bill Cutter has joined Falls Church, VA-based agency SmithGifford as creative director/art.

-Today co-host Matt Lauer plays a little hide & seek in a new PSA from Campbell-Ewald that’s part of the Ad Council’s “Fatherhood Involvement” initiative (above).

-Elastic/Rock Paper Scissors/a52 alum  Alex Gorodetzki joined bi-coastal creative studio/prodco Logan as director of business development. link

-Pinterest is seeking $2.5 billion valuation. link

-Former Deutsch, Nitro and SapientNitro CCO Kathy Delaney has taken the creative helm at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness. link; link

-And on this day, Maker’s Mark imbibers surely wept. link

-Our old pal and former TBWA\Chiat\Day creative Rich Siegel talks life as a freelancer and “job security.” link

-Bi-coastal VFX/design/editorial company Poetica signed director Douglas Purver to its roster. link

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