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Thursday Morning Stir

-Droga5 is set to open up a London office in June. The leadership team will consist of 180 Amsterdam alum Kevin Dundas, who will serve as chief exec, ECD Nik Studzinki and head of account management, Olivia Legere. link

-New York-based mobile/tablet advertising company Medialets has hired Initiative/comScore alum Lynn Bolger to serve as SVP of agency relations.

-Apparently, one Jonah Berger knows how make your marketing campaigns go viral. link

-Social media startup Nestivity released an infographic listing 25 of the most engaged brands on Twitter. link

-Speaking of, with a little Stephen Colbert bump, Bill Clinton has now joined Twitter. link

-New York/Portland creative agency SET, which works with clients including Nike and NBC, has appointed Kirsten Ludwig as its first CCO.

-Hoffman Lewis and indie digital shop BKWLD teamed up to create “unexpected moments” in order to promote McDonald’s breakfast in St. Louis (above). View case study here.

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Vail Takes Planning Director Post at 180 Amsterdam

After spending close to four years at W+K Amsterdam, Jonas Vail is heading over to 180′s Dutch digs to serve as planning director. While at W+K, Vail led planning efforts for EA Sports including its FIFA franchise and developed BASF’s global rebranding campaign (he says BASF “Good Chemistry” and FIFA 10 “How Big Can a Football Get” efforts are among his proudest work).

Though he’s been nestled in Amsterdam for the past several years, Vail has plenty of stateside experience, having served as an account planner at FCB then spending the next five-and-half years as a senior account planner at Goodby before heading to Europe to work at Saatchi & Saatchi London. So why the move now to 180? One of the reasons, Vail says, is the chance to work again with the agency’s CEO Kevin Dundas, who he was colleagues with at two other agencies and whose leadership he has “always admired and respected.” Vail adds, “We work too many ridiculous hours in this industry, so why not be surrounded by people you genuinely like, are inspired by, and respect? I hope to be that for people here as well.”