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Thursday Morning Stir

-Digitas has promoted Barbara Goose and Douglas Ryan to president of Boston/Detroit and Chicago/San Francisco, respectively. link

-St. Louis-based Paradowski Creative is the new AOR for Monsanto’s ongoing America’s Farmers advocacy campaign and key engagement program called “Farm Mom of the Year.”

-According to Nielsen’s Global AdView report, worldwide ad spending rose 3.2 percent to $557 billion. link

-B-Reel and Lowe Brindfors have launched their third interactive web game for Magnum Ice Cream. link

-Omnicom has reported that Q1 profits are flat while it experienced 2.9 percent revenue growth in the same period. link

-Former Martin Agency SVP/group account director Steve Sanders has joined match action, a unit of shopper marketing agency Match Marketing Group as VP of development.

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