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Monday Odds and Ends

-It’s been a busy day on the Cannes Lions front as the parties involved have also unveiled the shortlist for their first-ever Innovation Lions. link

-We’re getting confirmation on this, but hearing that AKQA is behind the design/launch of the new Audi USA site (Update: We’re hearing from sources that it is definitely an AKQA effort and multi-year endeavor at that. We’ll fill you in when we get more info). link

-Dallas-based indie agency Moroch has promoted Melinda Yoder to chief operating officer.

-Barkley EVP Jeff Fromm writes on PSFK about why “the old definition of brand value has died.” link

-Bethesda, MD-based agency RP3 has welcomed former CP+B senior strategist Omar Quiñones as director of strategic planning.

-DDB NY returns with more New York Lottery work, this time promoting its client’s new June scratch-off games (above).

-Ken Beatty, a G2/Doner alum who’s also taught math at West Point during his career, has joined Draftfcb as EVP/chief strategic analytics officer.

-Milwaukee-based, entertainment/sports/lifestyle-focused GMR Marketing, which is housed within Omnicom’s Diversified Agency Services division, has appointed 10-year vet Joe Sutter as its new chief creative officer.

-Alan Daniels, former SVP, marketing of Sony Pictures Television, is joining voice broadcasting app developer Vobok as CMO.

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Monday Odds and Ends

-CP+B has added a slew of staffers in its L.A. office including ACDs Chris DeNinno and Antonio Marcato (previously at Deutsch LA and RPA, respectively), senior art directors McKay Hathaway and Ryan Wi (ex-Leo Burnett and \MAL, respectively) and finally senior copywriters, Ryan Montanti and Daniel Streadbeck (formerly of McCann and Ogilvy Chicago, respectively).

-While we’re on the hiring front, Portland, ME-based VIA Agency has added a few staffers of its own including ACD/Martin Agency alum David Grindon, ACD Dan Jordan, who previously had stints at Energy BBDO and D&G and client strategist Whitman Bowers, formerly account lead on Dick’s Sporting Goods while at Anomaly.

-The folks at D&AD have unveiled their 2013 In Book winners and nominations. link; link

-Barkley EVP Jeff Fromm talks to USA Today about millenials and online privacy. link

-Milwaukee-based sports/music/lifestyle agency GMR Marketing, which is housed within Omnicom’s Diversified Agency Services division, has appointed former Live Nation exec Peter Joseph as its new VP of entertainment.

-Mans Swanberg, a director who goes by the name Pistachios and is part of the roster at NYC-based prodco, Blacklist, has unveiled an audio emoticon tool called “HeyHeyButton” (tutorial above). link

-Twitter has reached an upfront deal with Starcom MediaVest Group that pertains to inventory and data access. link