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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Meet Jason Bateman, the new voice of Honda’s advertising.

-Pepsi celebrates “Music Icons” in a new spot set to air during tonight’s The X Factor (above).

-Here’s why Facebook’s changes will make brands cry among other things. link

-Expect the iPhone 5 announcement on October 4. link

-Tool signed director Alma Har’el to its roster. link

-The Vimeo Music Store is now open for business. link

-Could Meg Whitman be taking over as HP’s CEO? link

-Iain Tait and George Parker are among the speakers at the next PSFK conference in San Francisco. link

-R/GA/StrawberryFrog alum Susan Liao joined MKTG INC as VP of digital solutions.

-Hard Rock Vodka picked The brpr Group as social media AOR.

So, Who Made the 2011 Advertising Hall of Achievement List?

The American Advertising Federation has unveiled its list of seven inductees who will comprise the 2011 Advertising Hall of Achievement. Among the more notable names making the grade in this year’s AH0A, which honors industry pros age 40 and under, are Droga5 head of strategy Jonny Bauer (FYI, his boss, David Droga, is a Hall of Achievement member and on its Council of Judges), W+K global interactive creative director Iain Tait and Carolyn Everson, the former Microsoft ad sales chief who jumped ship in February and joined up with Facebook as VP, global marketing solutions.

This year, it looks like the AAF is trying to get more intimate with Silicon Valley because for the first time ever, the Advertising Hall of Achievement induction ceremony will take place on the West Coast–The Palace Hotel in San Francisco to be exact (on Nov. 2). You can get your full event rundown and list of honorees here.

Scarpelli to Chair Cannes Titanium & Integrated Jury

The Cannes Lion announces keep rolling out and this time, it concerns the Titanium and Integrated jury, which will be chaired by DDB Worldwide chairman/CCO Bob Scarpelli, aka the man of many thoughts. Scarpelli, who previously served as president of both the Cannes Lion Press and Film juries in 2007, will be joined by nine others on Titanium/Integrated at this year’s advertising bacchanal including Iain Tait and Linus Karlsson (the new McCann NY/London chairman/CCO who we hear is currently on an international introduction tour).

In addition to the aforementioned categories, Scarpelli & Co. will also be awarding the Grand Prix for Good, which goes to the best entry selected from all the Gold Lion winners in the charities and public services categories, but was ineligible to win their category Grand Prix. Last year, AMV BBDO picked up the first-ever Good prize. See full Titanium & Integrated jury list below:

Bob Scarpelli, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, DDB Worldwide – Jury President
Jamie Barrett, Partner & Creative Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Richard Beaven, Worldwide CEO, Initiative
Pablo Del Campo, Chief Executive Officer, Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi
Armin Jochum, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt
Linus Karlsson, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, McCann New York and London
Paul Lavoie, Chairman, TAXI
Fernanda Romano, Global Creative Director, Digital & Experiential, Euro RSCG
Nik Studzinski, Executive Creative Director, Droga5
Iain Tait, Global Interactive Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy

Seth Weisfeld Joins W+K

Wieden + Kennedy has announced that Seth Weisfeld has joined the agency as interactive creative director. Weisfeld, who will be based in New York and work closely with W+K’s global interactive CD, Iain Tait, arrives from BBH NY, where he was a digital CD.

Since 2006, Weisfeld’s made the rounds on the agency circuit, spending a year as a senior AD at Goodby, a year at JWT as an interactive CD, a year as an AD at Juxt Interactive and two years as a creative director at B-Reel. While at the last shop, Weisfeld worked on campaigns including Doritos’ Hotel and Asylum 626 and also helped launch digital best practices organization Stndrd.org. With those Gloria Vanderbilt specs, who are we to dispute the hire?

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