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Thursday Odds and Ends

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-The Cannes Lions folks have announced their first speakers for the 2014 fest which include everyone from Sir Martin Sorrell to electronic music pioneer, Carl Craig. link

-MEC has appointed digital media vet and iCrossing alum Rachel Pasqua as head of mobile for MEC North America.

-Forgot to mention this yesterday, but following a review, Deutsch New York has been appointed as integrated agency lead for Jägermeister, which previously worked with agencies like Mistress.

-Former Mazda at The Garage VP/creative director Todd Miller has joined The Integer Group as SVP/ECD and will work out of the shopper marketing agency’s Des Moines office.

-The New York Festivals “World’s Best Advertising” competition has added more names to its 2014 executive jury including Amusement Park CEO/CCO Jimmy Smith and SapientNitro worldwide CCO, Gaston Legorburu link

-Hey, social media-savvy kids, up for a paid internship in Europe? Well, Nivea has teamed up with digital partner AKQA to launch #Interngram. Details here.

-Dentsu posted a 66.4 percent revenue gain to approximately $4.1 billion for the nine months ended Dec. 31. link

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Tuesday Odds and Ends

 

-Ad folks including Lori Senecal and Jimmy Smith do a fashion shoot for Forbes. link

-Expedia offers its own “Vacation Deprivation” study. Coincidence? link

-Organic picked up digital AOR duties for Quaker Oats brands including Quaker Oats, Quaker Chewy Granola, and Quaker Rice Cakes.

-AKQA CEO Tom Bedecarre has some folks up in arms with a tweet (above).  link

-L.A.-based prodco Boxer Films added director Kevin Fitzgerald to its roster.

-The “ad contrarian” himself, Bob Hoffman, takes on the new Pepsi campaign. link

-Pittsburgh-based MARC USA hired Chris Heitmann and Chris Pointon as EVP/chief innovation officer and SVP/marketing technology, respectively.

-Panera Bread tapped Cramer-Krasselt as its new creative AOR. link

-Starcom alum Amy Bickers joined Austin-based firm Umbel as director of agency solutions. link

ANDYs Implores You to Enter Before the Apocalypse

R/GA chief/honorary ANDYs chairman Bob Greenberg and his crew have created this call-for-entries campaign for the 2012 International ANDY Awards, which carries the message, “Enter Now Before The Apocalypse.” If you really fear the end is nigh (wait, isn’t there a Rapture also happening this month?), the ANDYs committee would like you to win “the last award of your life” before an asteroid destroys us all. Greenberg himself says that he wanted to “light a fire under people and give them a real sense of urgency to enter the ANDYs.” Some of the judges at next year’s fete including AKQA’s Rei Inamoto (who’s seemingly everywhere), Barbarian Group CEO Benjamin Palmer, Jimmy Smith and W+K’s Iain Tait. So yes, all the familiar names are in effect. Best of luck before we burn, folks.

Tuesday Morning Stir

-Merkle hired Razorfish vet Patrick Hounsell as its first chief digital officer.

-Saatchi & Saatchi launched the SaatchiNow website, which is being curated by the agency’s worldwide digital CD Tom Eslinger and his team in London (above). link

-McKinney promoted Jim Russell to partner/chief innovation officer.

-Big Spaceship boss Michael Lebowitz was named the new chair of the IAB Agency Advisory Board.

-Chiat LA alum Jimmy Smith, who was GCD on Gatorade “Replay” of course, has launched and IPG co-venture dubbed Amusement Park. link

So, What Happened to Kerry Feuerman at Chiat LA?

We’re still getting details, but for those of you who were wondering, Kerry Feuerman is no longer with TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, which he joined alongside Jimmy Smith just over three years ago and eventually served as global creative director on Infiniti. When he was originally hired, Feuerman entered the Playa del Rey, CA-based office as GCD on Nissan/Infiniti, but now, it appears he’s left to freelance and run his own ideally named operation, FeuermanCreative.

During his early days, Feuerman spent 13 years at Martin Agency, where he worked on other automotive accounts including Mercedes-Benz and Saab and last served as vice-chairman/GCD at the Richmond, VA-based operation. Along with the Martin and Chiat tenure, Feuerman also had creative stints at Leo Burnett (nine months) and Fallon (13 months).