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Monday Odds and Ends


-Former Barbarian Group art director and current Percolate design director, Dom Goodrum, has published a lengthy but intriguing open letter to the ADs of the world. link

-Minneapolis-based Omnicom agency Martin Williams has welcomed a host of new staffers including Sam Bennett, digital & social strategy director; Anne Feeney, account director; Jordan Hoof, integrated traffic manager; Jared McMorris, developer; Brittany Olson, production artist; Megan Rasmussen, accounting technician; Sarah Whitcomb, senior project manager and Natalie Zamansky, account supervisor.

-NYC-based editorial shop Fluid has added editor/Beast alum Michael Elliot to its roster.

-Speaking of editors, Debbie McMurtrey has joined the roster of ShootersNYC, the content creation division of ShootersINC. link

-Here are your finalists for the 2014 Shorty Awards. link

-One more editor announce? Eh, what the hell. Flatiron-based post-production studio /WILDCHILD/ has added former Cut+Run editor Julia Knight to its roster. link

-Dallas/NY agency Dieste’s #muttbombing “un-selfie” effort promoting pet adoption for non-profit Dallas Pets Alive! has become a juggernaut of sorts. link; link

-Chomoi Picho-Owiny, formerly of Grey digital arm, Grey Possible, has joined London-based agency, Holler, as a creative director on accounts including Mercedes-Benz, Red Bull and Samsung.

-Publicis Groupe bids adieu to Lotus Notes. link

-Creative advertising agency resource the Creative Ham has come up with some corny, default fake meeting laughs for corny conference call jokes. So corny. link

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Tuesday Morning Stir

-Dutch agency Achtung! pits native football fans against German ones via the “Das Interland” game for VW (above). link; link

-Deutsch LA alum Chad Saul joined MDC Partners in the newly created position of chief growth officer. link

-Editor Debbie McMurtrey, previously of Cutting Room, joined the roster of New York creative editorial company, Red Car.

-RIM shares hit their lowest level since December 2003. link

-Allstate tapped Illinois-based SIM Partners to extend national marketing efforts on a local level for more than 10,000 agents.

-Well, it’s safe to say that Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos are a hit. link

Rihanna Makes Drinking Tap Water Somehow Look Sexy

Former 180 LA creative director Amir Farhang, who joined up with prodco Uber Content last fall, directs this latest round of spots supporting Droga5′s ongoing Tap Project for Unicef. The black & white ditty above stars music megastar Rihanna, who gets help from a smooth tune and a purposely corny VO. This latest clip, one of four in a “Celebrity Tap” campaign that also stars Taylor Swift, Vinnie Chase and someone named Selena Gomez (her clip is after the jump), comes with a contest where you can “win bottled tap water from the gilded faucets” of said celebs. Yum? Check out the Gomez’s chirpy spot and credits after the jump.

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