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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-PMH and fellow Minneapolis-based operation Pixel Farm collaborate on a new campaign for Mattel’s Barbie (above). link

-GigaOM and paidContent have now joined forces. link

-Anomaly is opening up shop in Toronto. link

-Have you seen Google’s Chrome for Android beta clip yet? link

-Susan Credle, Pete Favat and Andrew Keller are among the familiar names in the 2012 AICP Show Curatorial Committee. link

-Carter Murray is taking over for Tom Sebok as Y&R New York CEO. As part of Y&R global CEO David Sable‘s restructuring of the Big Apple branch, BrandBuzz will also be merged back into Y&R NY and Wunderman Seattle’s Sean Howard will be moving to the NY office to serve as GM.

-Publicis & Hal Riney and Mullen are the final two combatants for the U.S. Cellular biz. link

-Lee Clow and other L.A. agency folks share the spotlight in a pub called Our South Bay. link

-McDonald’s shamrock shake is going national. link

-Viacom and Amazon are close to forming an alliance against Netflix, too. link

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Jane Barratt Leaving Y&R, Sebok Stepping In

After spending nearly 18 months as president of Y&R New York, Jane Barratt is leaving the agency to “pursue other opportunities.” As a result of her departure, Tom Sebok, current president/CEO of Y&R North America, will be stepping in to fill the role.

With Sebok taking over for Barratt, Y&R global CEO David Sable will assume responsibility for the North American region for the time being. In a statement, the chief exec says, “We have an absolutely fantastic new Chief Creative Officer in Jim Elliott.  We have brought back Channel Planning with the appointment of Sue Kaufman, fine-tuned our approach to Brand Planning with the addition of Chip Walker, and built a competitive new business machine under Chris Hayes.  The tough news is behind us. We need to invest in this moment with the most experienced leadership and support.”

Y&R Welcomes New West Coast CCO

Former Cutwater ECD/GCD Joe Kayser is stepping in to take the CCO post at Y&R West Coast, where he will now lead creative in the San Francisco and LA offices across all clients including Chevron, Citrix, Jenny Craig, Mattel, NCAA and Roundtable Pizza.

While at the now-defunct Cutwater (ed- it closed in January), Kayser (pictured) handled day-to-day creative work for the likes of Jeep, Adidas, LensCrafters, Persol and Google among others. As Kayser joins the Y&R fold, the agency’s West Coast president John Berg is stepping down and its North American president/CEO Tom Sebok will assume his responsibilities for the time being until a permanent successor is found.

According to the Y&R camp, Kayser’s hire is just one of “many” changes under the watch of newly installed global CEO David Sable. We’ve been told the agency will be hiring more staff in the days ahead. As for Kayser’s background, prior to Y&R, he held creative posts at TBWA\Chiat\Day SF, Hill Holliday, Hal Riney & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi.