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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Celebrities call for action in “Waiting” Ebola PSA (video above) for ONE.

-Droga5 announced the promotions of Sarah Thompson and Jonny Bauer to the roles of global CEO and global CSO, respectively.

-Wonka Ice Cream named Smith Brothers as its new digital agency of record.

-Digiday examines The Huffington Post‘s video strategy.

-Cheil UK outdoor campaign for Samsung features giant replicas of Curved UHD TVs.

-BFG Communications announced the addition of Richard Leslie as chief strategy officer.

-Brand experts predict Uber will ride out latest scandals.

-Team One is hosting a consumer insights event in Shanghai, China on Thursday, November 20 to support its current research initiative, the Global Affluent Tribe (GAT) study.

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Tuesday Morning Stir

-Made Man and Rob Riggle are calling on men to “Gentleman Up” on November 7th (video above).

-Digital ad spending to overtake TV in two years, according to Forrester.

-Digiday talks with Droga5 CEO Sarah Thompson.

-Adweek shares all the ad news you may have missed in the past 24 hours.

-Snack brand Popchips names Aesop as its first UK agency.

-BBDO New York extends #LowesFixInSix Vine campaign.

-The Washington State Lottery retained Seattle-based Cole & Weber United as its Agency of Record following a government-mandated review.

-A look at Taco Bell’s social media savvy.

Thursday Odds and Ends

-Interbrand has welcomed Scott Christie has creative director of its Toronto office.

-Five-year Droga5 vet Sarah Thompson has been promoted to CEO of the agency’s New York office. link

-L.A.-based brand strategy/agency Oishii Creative has appointed Sterling Hawkins head of consumer experience & biz dev and Luca Giannettoni as creative director/designer.

-Jose Canseco does a Reddit AMA and we’re not sure how we feel after. link

-In its first-ever TV ad campaign, Durham, NC-based Cree promotes its new LED light bulbs with the help of Raleigh agency Baldwin& as well as The Wire/Fringe/Lost alum Lance Reddick. The spots will break during the start of the NBA playoffs this Saturday.

-Here’s how a recent Nissan Sentra spot you may have seen would work better as a Vine. link

-Digitas Atlanta sends its love to Boston. link

Droga5 Appoints Thompson to President

A week after its Sydney office posted an industry call-to-arms in an Aussie newspaper, Droga5 has announced that Sarah Thompson has been promoted from GM to president of the agency. Thompson joined Droga5 in 2008 from BBH, where she was head of account management.

With her move up the ladder, Thompson will allow creative chairman/agency namesake David Droga and CEO Andrew Essex to focus on other agency activities  including external opportunities, strategic partnerships and building transformative technologies. In a statement regarding Thompson, Essex says, “She has imposed her preternaturally calm but indisputable professionalism on this agency, and we are much better for it. It seemed long overdue to give her a title that actually meant something, and officially acknowledge her invaluable contribution.”