-Directors Daniel Kleinman and Ringan Ledwidge and president Johnnie Frankel have launched the U.S. office of prodco Rattling Stick in Los Angeles.

-CP+B and Rickard’s Canada celebrate Movember with “Mo Duels” (above). link

-After a review, Texas-based McGarrah Jessee (you know, the agency involved with this) was named AOR for Haggar Clothing Co.

-Forget digital ninjas, Draftfcb SF is looking for a straight up “digital bad ass.” link

-The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up its Twitter monitoring and looking for signs of social unrest here in the States. link

-Code and Theory appointed Vince Quilici as GM of its San Francisco office.

-Commercial production studio Pictures in a Row added director Chris Cantwell to its roster.

-Editorial boutique Red Car welcomed editor Josh Towvim to its New York office.