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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-W+K New York and Heineken challenged passers-by to silence a crowd in Union Square from an umpire’s chair as part of the brand’s U.S. Open sponsorship (video above). link

-Digital agency Big Spaceship announced a range of promotions, all effective immediately: Rob Thorsen is moving from head of client services to managing director; Mark Pollard from vice president, brand strategy to executive vice president, strategy;  Chris Fahey from vice president, product and user experience to senior vice president, product and user experience; Victor Piñiero from lead content director to the newly created role of vice president, social; and Tony Clement from strategy director, analytics to vice president, analytics.

-Criteo announced the appointment of Mollie Spilman as chief revenue officer. link

-Pinterest pitches site metrics to marketers. link

-Twitter may be adding a “buy” button later this year. link

-World Health Organization calls for stricter regulations on e-cigarette advertising. link

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Hip-Hop Enthusiast/Saatchi Alum Boards the Spaceship

It appears that Mark Pollard will continue to call New York home for the time being as the Aussie native has moved from Saatchi & Saatchi to Brooklyn’s Big Spaceship. Pollard spent just nine months at Saatchi NY, though he did carry the fancy title of VP, director of planning innovation. Now at the Spaceship, he has assumed the role of VP of brand strategy.

Most interestingly to music lovers and former mag publishers like yours truly, Pollard was the CEO of hip-hop pub Stealth for 14 years, a role he maintained while working on the strategy side at the likes of McCann Sydney and Leo Burnett during his career. Pollard assumes his new post at Big Spaceship effective immediately and will call the shop’s COO Alasdair Lloyd-Jones his new boss.