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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-DDB Chicago unveiled new spots for Bud Light Lime. link

-Speaking of Bud, for whatever reason, some folks are wondering what the orientation is of the soldier in a recent ad for the brand. link

-Digital Domain’s hybrid production arm Mothership moved into its new digs in Marina Del Rey.

-Vevo has gone live in the U.K. link

-Speaking of the U.K., News Corp is set to become its biggest advertiser. link

-Former Draftfcb NY president Peter Denunzio has landed a job at loyalty management firm, Groupe Aeroplan. link

-Publicis Groupe is increasing its presence in Brazil as it’s now acquired Sao Paulo-based agency GP7. link

-Social networking has-been Friendster is erasing all user data come May 1. link

-”Regulate” rapper Warren G’s career has come down to peddling penis enhancement pills. link

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Adam Levine Out at Draftfcb NY

It looks like Draftfcb New York is kicking off 2011 by shifting its new business leadership as sources familiar with the matter confirm that Adam Levine (left) is no longer with the agency. Reasons weren’t given for Levine’s departure, but tipsters more or less allege that he was “fired.”

Levine joined Draft NY in May 2009, officially taking on the post of chief growth officer. At the time, then-president of the office, Peter DeNunzio, said the hiring “signals our commitment to growth and taking our model to the next level.” Guess it didn’t quite work out as planned. Before joining Draft, Levine spent nine years working on new business at Deutsch and spent six in account management at DDB Needham.

As for his replacement, we’ve been told that North American new business efforts will now be led by EVP Nick Paul, who Draftfcb named North American director of business development in 2010.

Sandy Kolkey Out at Draft

Six months later, it’s over as Sandy Kolkey left Draftfcb after taking over for Peter DeNunzio in March of this year. An agency spokesperson tells us:

“Sandy Kolkey and Draftfcb agreed to part company.  We thank him for his many contributions to our agency over the years and wish him continued success.  Our New York agency will continue to be led by Dana Maiman, who was named CEO in August.  In managing the office she will partner closely with Darren Moran, who recently joined Draftfcb New York as our chief creative officer.”

Sources familiar with the matter add that Maiman has tripled the size of Draftfcb Healthcare over the past five years, and despite the constant rumors over the years, Draftfcb New York and Draftfcb Healthcare will continue to run as separate operations.