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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Leonardo Borges, a senior art director at RPA, launched “Grown-up letters to Santa” (video above).

-Automotive agency JKR Advertising & Marketing announced the acquisition of NOW Digital.

-The Barbarian Group confirms that it has parted ways with Executive Director of Strategy Jonathan Isaac.

-New Era announced the expansion of its relationship with Periera & O’Dell New York, which will act as its lead creative agency in 2015.

-Atlanta agency breensmith flips off fur wearers in campaign for Friends of Animals.

-Award-winning Amsterdam agency THEY is closing due to bankruptcy.

-Digital studio Reel FX announced the addition of James Wahlberg to its directorial roster for commercial representation in the Southwest and Midwest.

-Toronto-based design and animation studio The Juggernaut created “Advertising Against Humanity,”a Cards Against Humanity expansion pack for “horrible ad people”

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Jonathan Isaac to Join Up with the Barbarians

Well, that didn’t take very long. A week after reporting that Jonathan Isaac was leaving his gig as global head of planning/creative strategy at LBi, we’ve received word this morning that he will be joining The Barbarian Group as executive director of strategy. Isaac will assume his new position on Jan. 14 and work out of TBG’s New York headquarters. Along with focusing on growing strategy/planning offerings for the Barbarians, he will work with existing clients including GE, Pepsi, Samsung, and Bloomberg.

Isaac’s soon-to-be boss, Barbarian Group president Sophie Kelly, says  in a statement, “Jonathan is a creative-minded planner that is the critical last hire in the TBG leadership team. Following our recent Head of Production and Head of Business Development hires, Jonathan will catalyze more strategic input with our core clients, help win new business, as well as develop and nurture our existing strategic talent. Great planners are hard to find, and we are delighted to have him.”

As we’ve told you before, prior to LBi, Isaac spent a couple years each at Anomaly and Goodby, serving as strategy director and planning director, respectively.

Jonathan Isaac to Leave LBi

We have received confirmation from the powers that be that Jonathan Isaac, who has spent nearly three years serving as global head of planning/creative strategy at LBi, is indeed leaving the agency, which as most of you know was bought up by Publicis Groupe two months ago. Isaac, who is based in the agency’s NYC hub, joined LBi in spring 2010 from Anomaly, where he spent 2.5 years as strategy director. Prior to that, he spent the same amount of time as brand planning director at Goodby, leading efforts in his respective department on the HP business among other things.

No word on his last day or where he’s headed to next, but from what we gather, the departure seems to be an amicable one. During his career, Isaac also worked in the planning departments at Publicis and JWT’s London offices and helped found the Audience Planning department at the BBC.