-Former Arnold Amsterdam executive creative director Sean Thompson has joined Dare as CCO. link

-TV/film/commercial director Jay Karas has signed to the roster of bi-coastal prodco The Famous Group.

-If ping-pong is your thing and you happen to be in London on July 31, perhaps you might want to check out Creative Social’s “King Pong” championship, which is sponsored by one of the agency world’s major advocates of the sport, Thompson Punke. link

-Speaking of games, El Segundo, CA-based David&Goliath has unveiled the “Techathlete Games” for its longtime client, Kia. link

-Ex-Aegis Group chief Jerry Buhlmann will join Tokyo-based holding company Dentsu as executive officer, effective July 1. link