-Alex Bogusky shares more thoughts on COMMON (above). link

-In case you forgot, the CLIO Healthcare Awards call for entries closes on August 26. link

-Starbucks has 86′d the social media experiment known as Jonathan’s Card. link

-DDB/Euro alum Dan Bryant joined the Chicago office of post-production company Whitehouse as executive producer.

-The IAB is not a fan of ICANN’s new domain-naming plan. link

-Mazda announced that it’s the first UK brand to use contextual ad firm Vibrant’s “Ad Bar.” link

-Wunderman/Y&R Brands alum Fletcher Gensamer launched a direct marketing agency called Gensamer & Company. link

-The 2012 SXSW Panel Picker is officially underway. link

-Blake Huber returned to Brand New School to serve as flame artist/lead compositor for its East Coast studio.