-After spending ten years at the likes of Psyop and Smuggler, director Laurent Barthélemy has joined the roster of Little Minx.

-Whitehouse Post has welcomed back editor David Cea to the fold. Cea, a New Jersey native, previously worked out of the editorial/post company’s New York office but will now work out of Chicago. link

-If you’re not a fan of backwash (like pretty much everyone we hope), Big Red Soda just may have a solution (above).

-PSFK and Jawbone have announced the winners of their “Connect Up” design competition. link

-Geoff Renaud, who once ran Coachella and was a founding partner of Magnetic Collaborative, has launched a new Detroit/New York-based operation called Renaud Partners, a search consultancy aimed at C-suiters in the ad/marketing world. link

-Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered a $4.7 billion buyout for Blackberry, with plans to take the beleaguered brand private. link