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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Are the agencies themselves to blame for the “job-hopping epidemic?” link

-Conversation founder and The Pitch alum Frank O’Brien has a few words of advice for this season’s crop on the AMC show. link

-Seems like someone in L.A. (maybe not Kobe, but who knows) really wants Dwight Howard to stay with the Lakers according to these outdoors billboards in the city (one above). link

-George Zimmer fires back at his old company, Men’s Wearhouse. link

-Don’t worry, Canada, Kickstarter will be ready for you this summer. link

-Raleigh, NC-based agency Howard Merrell & Partners was named AOR for agricultural biotech company, BioResource International.

-U.K. agency Space has created a promotional microsite for Lufthansa. link

-WPP/GroupM audience-buying unit Xaxis has promoted Paul Dolan to the newly created position of SVP/global business development.

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Men’s Wearhouse and Gary Busey? You Might Not Like the Way You Look Anymore

Never before has the “What The…?” category tag been used more appropriately. No, Gary Busey is not the new spokesman for Men’s Wearhouse, but the folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live! had some fun with the recent ousting of MW co-founder, George Zimmer. Zimmer’s velvety rasp has been replaced with Busey’s unvelvety crazy that complements his devious smile and plaid clown suit. When Zimmer said “You’re gonna like the way you look, I guarantee it,” it made you want to buy a suit. When Busey says the same line, you almost expect him to follow it with: “It puts the lotion on its skin.” Normally I’d be kidding, but not with Gary Busey. He’s one of few people who can make brand parody truly frightening.

h/t AR

Tuesday Morning Stir

 

-Seattle Children’s Hospital has tapped London-based digital agency Metia for web content strategy efforts.

-Indie branding/ad agency SelectNY has appointed former TBWA\Chiat\Day global account supervisor on Visa, Sara Fahim, as director of strategy for its Los Angeles office.

-So, why did Men’s Wearhouse get rid of George Zimmer, the founder and essentially the face of the company? link

-In case you didn’t make Tumblr’s Cannes party, here’s what you missed. link

-Minneapolis-based Omnicom agency Martin|Williams has announced that it’s housing wellness organization Blue Zones within a third of one floor of its three-floor office space.