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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Batten’

Friday Odds and Ends

-Mario drives a Mercedes in this new Japanese ad for the GLA SUV (video above). link

-FIFA unveils second screen push for World Cup. link

-Commercial production veteran and former Superfad managing director Kevin Batten announced the launch of management and production-consulting firm Pop-Arts Management.

-A look at the celebrity divorce ad hoax. link

-New subreddit documents poor attempts at Millenial advertising. link

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Angela Courtin, who most recently served as Aegis Media’s chief content officer and founder of The Story Lab, has been promoted to the newly created position of president of Aegis Media US.

-Despite earlier reports from today, a General Mills spokesperson tells us that McCann NY, which referred all inquiries to the brand, “has only been engaged on a small assignment for Pillsbury.”

-Two days after launching the teaser spot for its new “Here’s to Change” campaign, HTC has unveiled the full version created by WPP unit 171 Worldwide and starring Robert Downey Jr. (above).

-Ingersoll Rand has appointed Indianapolis-based Young & Laramore as its agency partner for the launch of its $2 billion security products and services spin-off, Allegion.

-Bi-coastal creative studio/prodco LOGAN has hired ex-Superfad partner Kevin Batten as managing director of its L.A. office. link

-New York-based agency Cornerstone has welcomed DJ Hardy as senior account executive for its consumer PR practice.

-The digital production company now known as Digital Domain 3.0 has promoted Rich Flier to president of its advertising and games division.

-Digiday offers up some perspective on what summer in advertising is like. link