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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Ralph Lauren created “a cinematic 4D experience” to introduce its Polo for Spring ’15 collection (video above).

-Ad spending in North America could top pre-recession levels by the end of the year. link

-Mercury Media named Andrew McLean chief executive officer. link

-160over90 promotes Creative Director Sig Gross (formerly with Arnold, Hill Holliday) to senior executive creative director. link

-Minneapolis-based experiential agency Modern Climate announced the promotion of Shane Mechelke to vice president, Technology. link

-Executive Vice President Elaine Eisen steps down at Omnicom’s CAHG via a note on her LinkedIn page. link

-Station Films has added Eli Sverdlov to its directorial roster. link

-AnalogFolk New York has appointed David Fausel in the newly-created role of managing director and Zach Pentel as strategy director. link

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Rob Schwartz Among Those in Grand Effie Jury

Effie Worldwide has announced who’ll play judge and jury when it comes to determining the winner of its top prize, the Grand Effie, as part of the 2011 North American Effie Awards. The list includes not just agency folks like TBWA\Chiat\Day LA CCO Rob Schwartz (looking natural above), but marketing execs from the likes of Nike, Disney and PepsiCo. The Grand Effie will be presented at the end of the awards show, which takes place June 7 at Cipriani in New York (why this had to take place the same night as the AICPs we don’t know). Anyhow, here’s your full Grand Effie panel below and you can get further details about the event here.

-Ernest Bromley, Chairman & CEO, Bromley Communications, LLC
-MT Carney, President, Marketing, The Walt Disney Studios
-William Charnock, Chief Strategy Officer, R/GA
-Frank Cooper III, SVP & Chief Consumer Engagement Officer, PepsiCo Beverages
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-Ken Dice, VP, NA Brand Marketing, Nike
-Sheila Hartnett, CEO, NA, OgilvyAction
-Andrew McLean, CEO, US, PHD
-Bob O’Leary, Managing Director, Head of Global Marketing, Consumer, Citi
-Rob Schwartz, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles

Friday Morning Stir

-MySpace aims to rebrand as an entertainment hub. link

-Director Emil Moller has signed to the U.S. roster of B-Reel films. link

-Alec Baldwin loves Wegmans, apparently. link

-PHD named GroupM Worldwide’s chief business development officer Andrew McLean as its new US chief executive. link

-Google released an interactive book that teaches us all about the interwebs. link