-Former DDB Chicago SVP, group business director Bob Sutter has joined fellow Windy City shop The Escape Pod as president, director of accounts.

-O&M Asia Pacific CCO Eugene Cheong, Proximity Worldwide chairman/BBDO Asia, Middle East, Africa CEO Chris Thomas and Party, Tokyo founder/CD/CEO Morihiro Harano were appointed as jury presidents for Spikes Asia 2012. link

-BBH L.A. tapped Ogilvy L.A. alum Matt Ross to serve as its first managing director. link

-NYC-based ad technology company appssavvy released its adtivity publisher portal. link

-Here’s one of three new Hefty sports from EuroRSCG, Moxie Pictures and Napoleon Dynamite director, Jared Hess (above). link

-Oracle has purchased social media marketing startup Involver. link