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We Are Social Snags Two from JWT and mcgarrybowen

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Today global agency We Are Social announced two new senior hires in its New York office.

Jenn Bader joins the agency from mcgarrybowen to serve as group account director; she’ll oversee accounts including current media darling/jewel in the crown Beats by Dre. After beginning her career as a front-end developer, Bader spent six years at Digitas working on Samsung, TGI Fridays and Kraft Foods before heading to mcgarrybowen, where she oversaw digital/social for Chase and Verizon Wireless.

Craig Stauber will be director of research and insights, reporting to department head Peter Fontana. Stauber most recently spent four years as senior manager of analytics at JWT, where he primarily worked on CPG and financial services accounts. His resume also includes three years spent in the Deutsch New York analytics department.

Managing director Leila Thabet calls the two “…talented, well-versed practitioners in their fields who will provide value to clients and keep the agency on its fast growth trajectory.”

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Tuesday Morning Stir

-Dell has announced plans to take the company private in a deal (involving the likes of Microsoft) worth $24.4 billion. link

-If you didn’t know, Griffin Farley, a strategy director at BBH, ZAG and BBH Labs (who we’ve corresponded with a few times in the past) passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer. We’ve been told that those who know him are hosting drinks tonight at the Tribeca Tavern for anyone who wants to come and share some memories. RIP, Griffin.

-Here’s one of the unaired Dunder Mifflin spots that Tongal crowdsourced and which almost made it on air during Super Bowl XLVII (above).

-Global social media agency We Are Social welcomed former MRY senior director of marketing Nick Fuller as marketing director while also hiring Deutsch NY/Arnold alum Peter Fontana as research & insights director.

-The folks at NYC-based digital marketing agency Glow Interactive have developed a slideshow overview of “The State of Social” for their clients. link

-Jeff Stevens, who co-founded FeedtheWalrus, has joined NYC-based creative editorial boutique Wild(child) as an editor and will also take on a leadership role. link