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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-McCann Worldgroup alum TH Peng is taking on the role of chairman/CEO of Grey Greater China.

-The newly rebranded Y&R California along with Mediacom West, which includes president Doug Sweeny, CCO Joe Kayser, global planning director Sandy Thompson and MW managing director Steve Abraham, won the Crystal Cruises biz.

-Carmichael Lynch appointed Fallon alum Niki Dobratz as group director of consumer engagement.

-Leo Burnett and Particle Chicago give us a new Pop-Tarts ad. Anyone else hungry?

-This is how NOT to get an agency job. link

-Google has unveiled its Nexus line, complete with redesigned Android. link

-Los Angeles-based prodco Boxer Films signed Italian director Igor Borghi for U.S. commercial representation.

- Jason Ortenberg joined the roster of NoHo NYC-based shop Manic as senior VFX artist. link

-A former ad person writes her debut novel. link

-VML/Y&R New York alum Ilene Joel joined Campfire as an art director.

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Y&R Hires New Global Planning Director

Y&R’s global CEO Hamish McLennan announced that the WPP-owned agency has appointed Sandy Thompson (right) as global planning director. In the process, Thompson is taking over the responsibilities of global chief insights officer John Gerzema, who is now headed over to Y&R’s global brand strategy firm, BrandAsset Consulting, to serve as president.

A native of Canada, Thompson spent 15 years at Saatchi & Saatchi prior to joining Y&R. During her tenure at S&S, the exec moved up from VP, planning director at Saatchi Toronto to the agency’s regional planning director in Asia before finally being promoted to global planning director in 2007. As a result of taking on the new post, Thompson will reunite with former Saatchi cohort and current Y&R global CCO Tony Granger, who states that the new hire “is laser-focused on finding insights” and calls her “a fantastic asset for us and our clients.”

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