-CP+B has added a slew of staffers in its L.A. office including ACDs Chris DeNinno and Antonio Marcato (previously at Deutsch LA and RPA, respectively), senior art directors McKay Hathaway and Ryan Wi (ex-Leo Burnett and \MAL, respectively) and finally senior copywriters, Ryan Montanti and Daniel Streadbeck (formerly of McCann and Ogilvy Chicago, respectively).

-While we’re on the hiring front, Portland, ME-based VIA Agency has added a few staffers of its own including ACD/Martin Agency alum David Grindon, ACD Dan Jordan, who previously had stints at Energy BBDO and D&G and client strategist Whitman Bowers, formerly account lead on Dick’s Sporting Goods while at Anomaly.

-The folks at D&AD have unveiled their 2013 In Book winners and nominations. link; link

-Barkley EVP Jeff Fromm talks to USA Today about millenials and online privacy. link

-Milwaukee-based sports/music/lifestyle agency GMR Marketing, which is housed within Omnicom’s Diversified Agency Services division, has appointed former Live Nation exec Peter Joseph as its new VP of entertainment.

-Mans Swanberg, a director who goes by the name Pistachios and is part of the roster at NYC-based prodco, Blacklist, has unveiled an audio emoticon tool called “HeyHeyButton” (tutorial above). link

-Twitter has reached an upfront deal with Starcom MediaVest Group that pertains to inventory and data access. link