-Detroit-based design firm Skidmore Studio has hired former Y&R Chicago exec Michael Hill as its VP/director of business development.

-Deadspin has an ongoing rundown of the mass layoffs today at ESPN. link

-BBDO Atlanta and Tool teach “babysitting basics” for the American Red Cross (above). link

-Motion design/production studio Royale has appointed a trio of Superfad alums including EP Chris Volckmann, head of digital production Beck Henderer-Peña, and senior art director Loren Judah to head up its new Seattle office.

-The American Advertising Federation has announced its 2013 Advertising Hall of of Achievement inductees including Twitter president/global revenue Adam Bain, Mondelez VP/global media and consumer engagement, B. Bonin Bough and Tara Walpert Levy, managing director/ads marketing for Google/YouTube. link

-Director Albert Kodagolian has joined bi-coastal prodco Interrogate for U.S. representation.

-So, did Dove lie to women in its latest “Real Beauty” campaign? link

-Houston advertising/PR firm Design at Work added two new clients in Portland-based HealthCo Information Systems and Texas-based State Service Company.