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Monday Odds and Ends

-Former BSkyB executive creative director Clare McDonald has joined in the same role for Publicis Groupe-owned Rosetta’s European operations.

-Our old pal Rich Siegel offers his SXSW thoughts. link

-Yes, MRM once again has its own SXSWi blog (one clip above). link

-Former Mattel senior manager Travis Harding has joined Horizon Media’s L.A. office as its director/social media.

-Minneapolis creative studio SPLICE has welcomed sound designer/mixer Troy Hermes to its roster.

-New York-based integrated marketing services holding company The CHR Group has acquired PR firm, Raker Goldstein & Co.

-Avon, CT-based agency Mintz + Hoke has added the president title to COO, Ron Perine, and has also hired Grant Sanders as agency creative director.

-Talent/production support services shop Talent Partners has signed a yearlong global sponsorship deal with ad community news/networking site, Little Black Book Online.

-The Wall Street Journal has launched its new content division dubbed WSJ. Custom Studios and will debut its first native ad product, Narratives, on March 11. link

-National production company Envision Media Arts (EMA) has signed director Mike Nelesen to its commercial division.

 

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