-DDB Chicago appointed CP+B/BBDO Atlanta alum Sagar Shah as VP, director of project management and head of the agency’s new PM department.

-Saatchi beat out TBWA and W+K for the Trident biz.

-ZenithOptimedia cut its global ad growth outlook from 4.1 to 3.6 percent. link

-So who’s in for SAY Media’s “Battle of the Ad Bands?” link

-Pereira & O’Dell welcomed ex-GSD&M creative team Keli Linehan and Charlie Wolff (AD and CW, respectively) along with BSSP alum John Verrochi as senior AD. All three started today.

-Here’s a look at the new Cut+Run Los Angeles. link

-Target CMO Michael Francis, who was tapped to oversee the chain’s expansion into Canada earlier this year, has left his post after three years. link

-The Mill NY welcomed Brand New School alum Mario Stipinovich as creative director in its Design division.

-Former North Kingdom interactive developer Bartek Drozdz joined Tool as creative technologist. link

-Conan O’Brien takes some issue with the concept of his new promo for the TBS app (above). link

-A cheaper, Brazilian-made version of the iPhone 4, you say? link