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Modem GCD Damian Claassens Splitting for Profero

After spending the last 14 months as SVP/GCD at Publicis Modem and heading up creative on the agency’s global LG account, sources familiar with the matter confirm that Damian Claassens has resigned and is heading to Profero, which just picked up the ERGOBaby business a few weeks ago. An official start date hasn’t been disclosed as of yet,  but sources say Claassens will serve as head of creative at Profero’s New York office once he arrives.

Prior to joining Modem last year, Claassens spent five at AKQA New York, first as creative director then the last two years as GCD. During his time at the digital agency, he worked on accounts ranging from Coca-Cola to Nike to Google. Claassens will replace Scott Clark at Profero.

Update: Claassens starts his new gig at Profero on Dec. 5.

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Thursday Odds and Ends

-R/GA hired David Gilman as executive producer for the agency’s retail offering.

-Geico produces new ad entirely in XtraNormal. link

-Publicis Modem USA hired AKQA alum Damian Claassens as SVP/CD in its New York office. link

-How venture-backed Brand.net got brands to buy online advertising up to a year in advance. link

-Speaking of online ads, click fraud is on the rise to help erode its credibility. link

-The CLIO Healthcare Awards shortlist has been announced. link

-KSL Media was awarded U.S. media planning and buying responsibilities for Oris Watches USA.

-Expedia called a pan-Euro ad review. link

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