-BBH New York/Heat alum Mark Lawson joined San Francisco agency Mortar as creative director.
-Toronto agency john st. emphasizes protecting the kids in a new PSA for War Child (above).
-Red Door Interactive was named digital AOR for BSH Home Appliances, which includes brands such as Bosch and Thermador.
-Brand activation agency The Marketing Store moved its global HQ from Lombard, IL to to 55 W. Monroe in Chicago’s Loop.
-This is just dumb, but we’re goddamn suckers for dogs.*Sigh* if you’re so inclined, feel free to “Bark the Vote.” link
-After months of tipster speculation about the status of Translation’s Leeann Leahy, the exec has left the Big Apple for a job at The VIA Agency in Portland, ME, where she will serve as president/general manager.
Apparently, the whole word is in stasis thanks to the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7, which CEO Steve Ballmer has been happily plugging today. Here’s the first of two spots from CP+B that features Donovan’s “Season of the Witch.” Maybe a Halloween ode or just an ominous foreshadowing? Looking at the top advert, we just have to wonder though, isn’t this how our smartphone-addicted society has (d)evolved before the 7 launched anyways? View the second spot that begs the question, “Really?,” after the jump. (And yes, we’re still awaiting proper credits on this)