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Friday Morning Stir

 

-Google has shifted its Chrome ad duties from BBH NY to 72andSunny. Among other things, BBH says of its four-year relationship on this specific piece of biz, “This is end of our work on Chrome but we continue to work with Google on many other projects.”

-TBWA\Chiat\Day L.A. is hosting an exhibit in its lobby of sticker-bombing, Portland-based photographer, Lars Topelmann (see self-promo above). link

-Martin Agency shows its love for Mike Hughes, who’s currently in hospice care at his home. If you haven’t check out his blog here. Best wishes, sir. link

-Boston-based brand strategy/ad agency FORGE Worldwide has appointed Jeffrey Porzio to the position of executive director, digital, effective immediately.

-MDC Partners passed the $1 billion revenue mark in 2012. link

-Ten Networks has brought on former Y&R global CEO Hamish McLennan as chief executive officer/managing director. link

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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Hamish McLennan talked to Bloomberg Businessweek about stepping down from his global chairman/CEO post at Y&R. link

-Apple sues Amazon over the use of the term “App Store.” Yeesh. link

-Speaking of Apple, is Microsoft trying to steal Steve Jobs & Co.’s thunder with its new Asus ads? Good luck with that. link

-Draftfcb NY won the USSA’s U.S. Freeskiing account.

-Euro RSCG Edge was named online media AOR for CarMD.

-Digital ad firm SocialVibe raised $20 million in its latest funding round. link

-LinkedIn has hit the 100 million member mark. link

-DDB Asia-Pacific was named 2011 Network of the Year at AdFest. link

Wednesday Morning Stir

-Wunderman alum David Sable is replacing Hamish McLennan as global CEO of Y&R. link

-AAA picked iCrossing as its digital AOR. link

-The Super Bowl hangover has yet to wear off, apparently. Here’s another ad winners/losers take. link

-Joel Ewanick talks GM’s global strategy. link

-Morgan Spurlock calls the plagiarism claims surrounding his sponsor-addled flick, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, “preposterous.” link

Y&R Hires New Global Planning Director

Y&R’s global CEO Hamish McLennan announced that the WPP-owned agency has appointed Sandy Thompson (right) as global planning director. In the process, Thompson is taking over the responsibilities of global chief insights officer John Gerzema, who is now headed over to Y&R’s global brand strategy firm, BrandAsset Consulting, to serve as president.

A native of Canada, Thompson spent 15 years at Saatchi & Saatchi prior to joining Y&R. During her tenure at S&S, the exec moved up from VP, planning director at Saatchi Toronto to the agency’s regional planning director in Asia before finally being promoted to global planning director in 2007. As a result of taking on the new post, Thompson will reunite with former Saatchi cohort and current Y&R global CCO Tony Granger, who states that the new hire “is laser-focused on finding insights” and calls her “a fantastic asset for us and our clients.”

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