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Thursday Morning Stir

-Digital marketing agency Acquity Group has opened up shop in Toronto to “support Canadian eCommerce explosion.”

-It looks like long-term agency/client relationships aren’t so sacred these days. A day after Absolut reportedly tapped Sid Lee to handle global ad work, thus leaving its 30-year relationship with TBWA in flux, Honda has decided to review creative and media. The automaker has worked with Santa Monica’s RPA for over a quarter-century. RPA will defend. link

-Carlsberg has called an ad pitch of its own. link

-Draftfcb, SPCA Auckland and MINI want to change common misconceptions about rescue dogs. How? By teaching a 10-month-old Beardie Cross named Porter how to drive a car, of course (above). The actual attempt will take place Dec. 10. link

-Allen&Gerritsen alum Tom Cunningham joined New York’s The Halo Group as CMO.

-Just when you thought there couldn’t be more Starbucks… link

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