-L.A.-based production company Hello! has signed director/Tool of North America alum James Brown to its roster.

-Oh lord, Maria Shara—sorry, Maria Sugarpova. link

-Mary Kay has signed on as 2014 client sponsor for the AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition. link

-RPA promotes its allegiance with Farmers Insurance and NASCAR in a campaign starring racer, Kasey Kahne (above). Check out the behind-the-scenes-clip here.

-Former Nickelodeon VP/digital brand creative Maureen Carter has joined Deloitte Digital as CD.