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Tuesday Odds and Ends


-George Ward, VP of innovation at Philly-based agency Neiman, takes umbrage, it seems, via Twitter with some holiday-related work boasts from 360i (above). link

-AdAge confirms what we already mentioned, that KBS+ alum Matt Weiss is heading to Havas, adding that he will take on the role of global CMO. link

-New York-based Medialets hired Google/DoubleClick alum Stephen Dove as SVP of product.

-New York-based creative strategy and production company BigStar welcomed Katie Tricot as executive producer.

-According to Netflix, Google Fiber is the fastest ISP. link

-Las Vegas-based SK+G Advertising promoted seven-year vet Anne Genseal to group media director.

-Comcast added some peacock flair as part of a rebranding of its logo in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary. link

-Former Yahoo chief product officer Blake Irving has assumed the role of CEO at Go Daddy. link

-WOMMA has published a guidebook on measuring the ROI of word-of-mouth marketing. link

 

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Weiss Leaving KBS+ for Havas

It took a few weeks to get confirmation on this, but we now have word from sources familiar with the matter that Matt Weiss is indeed leaving KBS+P (or KBS+ as the kids call it nowadays). Weiss has spent the last two-and-a-half years as chief of staff at the MDC-owned, New York-based agency, but from what sources tell us, he is parting ways with KBS+ for a gig at Havas. Our sources add, though, that Weiss won’t officially join the latter agency until Feb. 1 (no word yet on what his new position will be).

Prior to KBS+, Weiss spent nearly 15 years at McCann Worldgroup, last serving as EVP/chief growth officer. During his lengthy stint at the latter network,the exec held senior level positions including group account director for Coca-Cola North America and worldwide account director for MasterCard.

In other KBS+ news, the agency has recently welcomed Michael Dory to the fold as executive director of technology, a position that also calls for him to lead the engineering practice of the Spies & Assassins unit. In addition to Dory’s hiring, KBS+ also promoted Christine Prins to head of business development.