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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-TM Advertising released “I am a March of Dimes Baby,” voiced by Chris Pratt (video above).

-Indianapolis independent, full-service agency Young & Laramore announced the beginning of a new partnership with Boulder, Colorado-based camping gear manufacturer Kelty.

-Lowe Roche promoted Mark Mason and Jane Murray, both creative directors, to executive creative director roles.

-UK-based creative agency Brave is relaunching audio brand Technics after a six year absence with the music download platform Technics Tracks.

-Rochester-based agency Partners + Napier announced the appointment of two new presidents: Sarah Hanson, formerly chief growth officer, will head the agency’s Rochester office; and Matt Dowshen, formerly managing director, will serve as president of the agency’s New York boutique.

-Wellcom has rebranded to Wellcom Worldwide following the acquisition of theLab, USA, and announced the appointments of Andrew Sidwell and Chris Grawe to the roles of managing director and creative services director, respectively.

-Kia Motors Europe announced the appointment of SapientNitro as its lead digital agency following a review, tasking the agency with “evolving its internet portal across Europe, taking responsibility for everything from concept development, user experience and design to implementation and support.”

-Loyola Marymount University’s M-School asked students to “rebrand” Los Angeles — and the results are in.

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Darth Vader Can Be Easily Frustrated These Days

It looks like time has taken its toll on Darth Vader, as the Sith Lord is now getting one-upped by a guy who stars in Parks & Recreation and had a role in Moneyball in this clip promoting the launch of Kinect Star Wars.  AKQA and Swift River Productions are behind this effort for the Xbox Kinect game (release date TBD–perhaps when Lucas gives his official blessing), which stars a smart-ass Chris Pratt, who steps in for Obi-wan and reenacts a classic lightsaber battle. As you can see, it’s not too difficult to tease one of sci-fi’s greatest villains these days. Credits after the jump:

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