-Smartphone brand HTC has reportedly taken its business in-house, and as a result, has parted ways with Mother after less than a year. link

-Southeast auto service chain Autobell Car Wash tapped Charlotte-based The Pitch alums BooneOakley Charlotte as its first-ever advertising agency of record.

-CP+B is now helping test Domino’s test employees and customers’ fear factor (above).

-Grant De Sousa has joined South African production company Frieze Films for commercials representation.

-Interactive doc Bear 71, from digital design/prodco Jam3 and the National Film Board of Canada, was named site of the year by the FWA. link

-For the sixth year in a row, BBDO has received top honors from The Directory Big Won as the most awarded agency network across all marketing communication disciplines. link