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Betc Sets Up Shop in Paris, Another Modernista Alum Finds New Gig

Euro RSCG Betc–ok, guess it’s just called Betc now–is expanding its “micro-network” by opening up a London office come May 26. The agency behind the Evian “Roller Babies” spot, which we guess annoyed us less than the E*Trade ads, will be led by CEO Matthew Charlton, former president of Modernista, and ECD Neil Dawson, who previously served as worldwide CD for Philips at DDB.

Charlton also spent time as a business director at BBH and a managing director at TBWA London while Dawson has held senior creative roles at TBWA, Ogilvy and BBH during his career. The lads are pictured above with Rémi Babinet (the ‘B’ of BETC and recently appointed Spikes Asia jury prez), who founded his agency in Paris 17 years ago with Mercedes Erra (The “E” of BETC) and Eric Tong Cuong (yep, you guessed it, the “TC”).  *Pictured above: Dr. Drew, Jesse James and maybe Harry Shearer.

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Business Insider wonders if Adweek is already struggling for advertising. link

-A Sprint-funded anti-AT&T ad didn’t sit well with the transgender community (above). link

-Wolf puppies invade W+K Portland. link

-Another day, another story about a Facebook privacy fail. link

-Social networking and cigarettes: a match made in *cough* heaven. link

-ATTIK developed an in-app game for Scion, which debuted in the iPad version of The Onion. link

-Havas global CCO Remi Babinet and Wunderman chairman/CEO Daniel Morel are the first to be named as Spikes Asia jury presidents. link

-With his team likely about to be eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, let’s say farewell to Kevin Garnett by plugging his Zico Coconut Water Facebook app, created by Ignited. link