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Friday Morning Stir

-Steve Hayden, Martin Puris, Jim Riswold and John Webster are next year’s inductees into the One Club’s Creative Hall of Fame, which will hold its gala on January 22 in NYC. link

-Metro Trains Melbourne, McCann Melbourne and the musical stylings of Tangerine Kitty tell us all about “the dumb ways to die.” link; link

-Howard Draft is being honored this week by the ROI Festival in China with a lifetime achievement award.

-Here are comScore’s October 2012 online video rankings. link

-The brains behind Google AdSense talk sense about their new, “larger, brand-friendly” ad sizes. link

-Feb 28, 2013 is the expected date for Dentsu’s acquisition of Aegis to be complete. The latter has also reported 14.5 percent revenue growth for Q3 of this year. link

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Engine USA Acquires Deep Focus

New York-based interactive agency Deep Focus, led by the mad Twitterer himself Ian Schafer, has been bought up by Engine USA, a new communications and marketing services group. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the purchase of the eight-year-old Deep Focus marks Engine USA’s first since it launched in February 2010.

Deep Focus’s new parent company is a unit of London-based firm Engine Group, whose chairman Peter Scott issued this statement about the new acquisition:

“In an increasingly complex, fragmented and globalized media world, our ‘best in class under one roof’ model brings together a full suite of marketing and communications disciplines to work together more effectively and efficiently for our clients. We expect the acquisition of Deep Focus to be the precursor to further acquisitions as we recreate this highly successful Engine model outside our home market of the UK.”

Engine USA is led by Martin Puris, co-founder and former chairman/CEO of Ammarati & Puris, and John Bernbach, who spent eight years as president/COO of DDB Needham Worldwide and helped create the Omnicom Group.

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