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‘DJ Bunny Ears’ Moves on from DDB Chicago

Well, this is a name we haven’t heard in quite some time, but yes, we’ve received word that Eric Johnson–aka “DJ Bunny Ears”–has left DDB Chicago after two-and-a-half years to take on an executive producer position at Search Party Music. In his new role, which he officially assumed on July 1, Johnson is collaborating with writer/director Wes Anderson’s music supervisor of choice, Randall Poster (go here if the name doesn’t ring a bell).

Anyhow, during his time at DDB Chicago, Johnson served as executive producer of music + creative integration and worked across the agency’s client roster including McDonald’s, State Farm, Reebok and Mars/Wrigley. During his career, Johnson also served as a music supervisor for eight years at W+K and had a two-year stint as executive music producer at Y&R.

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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Big Fuel CEO Jon Bond is moonlighting as an investor and senior marketing advisor for “influence marketing platform” Appinions. link

-Former McGarryBowen ACD/copywriter Jon Morgan has moved over to Ogilvy Chicago to serve as a creative director.

-Herbs and spices brand McCormick has appointed Miami agency Alma as AOR to manage its consumer products media planning, digital, creative and strategy in the U.S. Hispanic market. link

-The ANA has announced the brand/agency finalists for its 2012 Multicultural Excellence Awards, which will take place at the end of October in Miami. link

-Grey EMEA won Agency of the Year honors at the Euro Effies. link

-7/AMV BBDO, director Ben Newman and tandem skaters collaborate in Barcelona to promote Smart Car U.K.’s Fortwo (above). Making-of video here.

-London-based interactive agency Spicerack has picked up a mobile phone project for LG, specifically an online media launch campaign for the new LG Optimus 4X HD handset.

-Once again, eMarketer chime in, this time forecasting that U.S. digital ad spend will exceed $37 billion in 2012. link

-NYC agency Campfire and PBS have teamed up to launch “Curiosity Collections” on Pinterest. link

Welcome to the Rock n’ Rolling, Wall-Free World That is DFCB Chicago

Our friend (we think?) George Parker, who is perhaps the biggest fan of Draftfcb, turned us on to this intern recruitment tool for the agency’s Chicago hub that begs the question, “Does this look like the agency you’ve always wanted to work for?” Before you answer immediately, take a gander at the clip first and get a snapshot into its culture. Apparently, guitars, drums, but maybe not cowbell are a welcome addition to the paid internship, which will run from June 4-August 10. Click here if interested.

Mediabistro Celebrates V-Day with Promotional Discounts

Love is in the air today, of course, and mediabistro is showing some for you by offering up Valentine’s Day promotional discounts on its classes. Today and today only, if someone enrolls using the promo code LOVE25 by 5pmET, they’ll get 25 percent off an upcoming class. One such course that might be of interest is Copywriting for the Web, which will be taught by Derek Schieps starting March 17.

Sure, it might not thrill the hardened agency folks in our audience, but feel free to pass it on to some newbies or those looking to hone their skills who dwell within your circle of trust. FYI, if copywriting isn’t floating your boat, this discount applies to ALL classes in the mediabistro course listings. Read some more important info about the promotion here.

Todd Lynch Leaves G2 for Big Fuel

Joel Ewanick‘s favorite social media agency at the moment, New York-based Big Fuel, has snagged another creative by the name of Todd Lynch, who has spent the last three years at G2 and held the mid-level post of manager, art direction. Prior to G2, Lynch had art director and designer posts at shops like Wunderman and Hill Holliday. During his time in New York, Lynch worked on accounts including AT&T, Pfizer, Microsoft, Samsung, IBM and the NFL. You can check out his virtual book here.

IAB: Internet Ad Revenues Set New Record (Again)

The U.S. Internet advertising revenues reached $6.4 billion in the third quarter of 2010, which is the highest quarterly result ever for the online advertising industry on record and a 17 percent increase from the same period in 2009. The third quarter 2010 revenue estimates were announced today by the Internet Advertising Bureau and PwC US.

Randall Rothenberg, the IAB’s president/CEO says in a statement, “The Internet has transformed consumers’ lives and how they experience entertainment, information and brands, marketers have embraced digital media because that’s where they can engage with their consumers. This vibrant, innovative industry is creating jobs and contributing to the growth of the U.S. economy.”

It’s a sign of the times. You can surely expect that number to keep on climbing throughout the next few years. Before you know it, there will be only online revenue. Read the full report here.