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Monday Odds and Ends

-CP+B has added a slew of staffers in its L.A. office including ACDs Chris DeNinno and Antonio Marcato (previously at Deutsch LA and RPA, respectively), senior art directors McKay Hathaway and Ryan Wi (ex-Leo Burnett and \MAL, respectively) and finally senior copywriters, Ryan Montanti and Daniel Streadbeck (formerly of McCann and Ogilvy Chicago, respectively).

-While we’re on the hiring front, Portland, ME-based VIA Agency has added a few staffers of its own including ACD/Martin Agency alum David Grindon, ACD Dan Jordan, who previously had stints at Energy BBDO and D&G and client strategist Whitman Bowers, formerly account lead on Dick’s Sporting Goods while at Anomaly.

-The folks at D&AD have unveiled their 2013 In Book winners and nominations. link; link

-Barkley EVP Jeff Fromm talks to USA Today about millenials and online privacy. link

-Milwaukee-based sports/music/lifestyle agency GMR Marketing, which is housed within Omnicom’s Diversified Agency Services division, has appointed former Live Nation exec Peter Joseph as its new VP of entertainment.

-Mans Swanberg, a director who goes by the name Pistachios and is part of the roster at NYC-based prodco, Blacklist, has unveiled an audio emoticon tool called “HeyHeyButton” (tutorial above). link

-Twitter has reached an upfront deal with Starcom MediaVest Group that pertains to inventory and data access. link

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Universal Studios Transforms Staples Center in Publicity Stunt

In an outdoor marketing stunt more creative and inspired than the last three Transformers movies combined, Universal Studios and agency David&Goliath morphed L.A.’s Staples Center into a scene of intergalactic destruction.

Publicizing Universal Studios’ new attraction, “Transformers: The Ride 3D” (which officially opened on Friday), David&Goliath’s team gave the Staples Center a drastic makeover in early April. Considering no one ever goes near downtown L.A. at night, it’s entirely possible that no one noticed people painting an 80-foot Deceptacon hole in the side of the building. As an added bonus, the chaotic scene even featured sandwich board-toting crazy people shouting about the end of days, adding an air of authenticity to the whole thing.

So, is the ride any good? According to Universal Studios park director Molly Orr, who was quoted in a story about the event on L.A.’s CBS affiliate, “Michael Bay, who directed the Transformer films, was one of the creative consultants on this ride.” In other words, though it may look cool, the ride lacks substance, much of a storyline, and is a punching bag for critics nationwide. In any case, expect explosions, and plenty of them.  D&G credits after the jump.

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