-Following its appointment of Draftfcb New York as AOR, Amtrak has handed a two-year contract to Chicago-based Jacobs Agency for a regional account. Work on the latter is expected to launch early next year. link

-MEC has appointed UM alumĀ Michael Kostainsek as senior partner/account director on the BlackRock and Netflix accounts. The new hire will be based in San Francisco.

-Starcom USA is bulking up its Samsung staff in New York, welcoming Eric Bridge as SVP/director on the business, Tom Brookbanks as SVP/global director and Jeff Liang as SVP/digital director.

-Digitas talks turkey and provides an infographic in the process (above) on the what the agency dubs, “Mobile Thursday” (see full-size image after the jump). link

-38-year Intel vet Paul Otellini, who also happens to serve as CEO of the chip-making giant, will call it a day in May. link

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