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Thursday Morning Stir

-IPG didn’t have the most positive Q2 report. link

-On the flipside, Tim Armstrong and his crew at AOL have some reason to gloat about their Q2 report. link

-Appssavvy’s ad technology unit adtivity hired a handful including Peter Wang as SVP of engineering, Jeffrey Yang as analytics architect; Bryan Valentini as analytics engineer, Eli Daiches as senior platform engineer and Michael Kim as QA engineer.

-Motive and Roberts Communications teamed up to create an AR mobile app for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Xerox and jazz, you say? (above). link

-Pernod Ricard scotch-whiskey Ballantine’s has called a global ad review. link

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