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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Good ol’ Jim Edwards at Business Insider posted a list of the “29 biggest executive perk packages in advertising.” Worth a look. link

-Strawberry Frog/DDB Amsterdam alum Heather LeFevre (remember her?) has launched her “Planner Survey” (intro above). link

-Facebook quelled Wall Street fears a tad after reporting that 14 percent of its ad revenue comes from mobile ads. link

-Dallas/Santa Monica-based digital studio Reel FX signed senior VFX artist Jason Cunningham to its roster.

-Digitas has launched a pro-bono social media effort called “Daily Dose of Laughter,” which benefits the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. link; link

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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-As expected, Apple did unveil the iPad Mini as well as a fourth-generation iPad. link

-Droga5 ECD Ted Royer will serve as Advertising jury chair and Naked Sao Paolo creative partner Fernanda Romana will lead Interactive jury for next year’s ADC Awards, which for the first time will be moving out of New York (and into South Beach). Call for entries info, etc., is here.

-Deutsch LA and director Simon McQuoid follow up their popular “Michael” spot for Playstation with another epic promo, this time for the game, PS All-Stars Battle Royale (above).

-VML appointed Kim Easley as director of talent acquisition. The new hire will work out of the WPP agency’s New York office.

-Publicis Groupe’s Rosetta hired John Copeland in the newly created role of  managing partner/co-leader of the Marketing Strategy & Insights practice. Copeland will be based in Rosetta’s Chicago office.

-Business Insider’s Jim Edwards explains why Buddy Media is a “money pit.” link

-Wunderman/Beam Global alum Bruce Miller joined Northstar Lottery Group, which privately manages the Illinois Lottery, as its senior marketing manager.

-Window treatment brand Smith+Noble appointed Red Door Interactive as its digital AOR.

Monday Odds and Ends

-Campbell Mithun, which was just named digital AOR for Popeye’s, has unveiled a “Mood Wing” app for the fast-food chain. FYI, CM did compete for Popeyes, which had no previous digital agency. link

-In “That’s Cold” news, a Nike shoe designer mocks Adidas athlete/injured Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose on Twitter. link

-Business Insider‘s Jim Edwards paints a gentle portrait of MDC chief Miles Nadal. link

-Well, it looks like SK+G, which is competing on tonight’s series premiere of AMC’s The Pitch, is pretty stoked about its appearance (we’ll have a recap tomorrow). link

-It looks like President Obama‘s camp drew a little inspiration from MSNBC when coming up with his new campaign slogan. link

-Anomaly and MPC have teamed up to promote Nike’s Fuel Band in Times Square (above). link (more images here and here)

-Mediabrands/ZenithOptimedia alum Rick Corteville joined global digital agency Luxus (which has offices in San Francisco, Helsinki and Singapore) as CEO. link

-Santa Monica, CA digital agency Blitz welcomed one-time Avenue A | Razorfish “technical architect” David Maharaj as VP of technology.

-Ad technology company appssavvy is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its “adtivity” platform. link

 

 

 

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Spirit Airlines continues its string of topical, dumb email ads, this time referencing the Blagojevich conviction (above). link

-A group of creatives at 22squared have launched social games on Facebook to promote Buffalo Wild Wings. link

-Saab is planning a U.S. agency review, which seems interesting considering it reportedly has no money to pay employees’ wages. link

-Here’s how MDC Partners won Target Canada. link

-In cased you missed it, our pal Jim Edwards at BNET posted a follow-up about the Kia/pedophile ad debacle in which the automaker denies knowledge of the ad created by Sao Paulo’s Moma Propaganda. link

-Cornerstone Promotion, which is the sister company of Fader, has axed the “Promotion” part from its name and also opened up a London office.

-Direct response agency Mercury Media appointed Shayne P. Forrester as VP of new business development.

-Pope Benedict XVI has sent his first tweet. Hallelujah! link

-Now that he’s as talkative/jolly as ever, why shouldn’t Mark Cuban do a Transformers/ESPN cross-promotion? link

 

 

Glassdoor: R/GA Best, Publicis Modem Worst Place to Work

Our buddy Jim Edwards at BNET posted this interesting item yesterday on a recent, totally unscientific survey by Glassdoor, which listed the best to worst agency CEOs and agencies to work at. Seriously, how does one scientifically quantify something so subjective, but nonetheless, R/GA came out on top in terms of the latter category while Publicis Modem was dead last.

What caught our eye was that MRM Worldwide placed second to last in both surveys, so were those hundreds of negative comments from last week’s MRM holiday card thread justified? In terms of CEO’s, apparently JWT’s Bob Jeffrey is most beloved, though as Edwards points out, that’s only based on nine votes. Check out the best/worst agency rankings below.

What say you, AS readers? Are these surveys a fair reflection of the industry’s feelings?