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Thursday Morning Stir

-Daniel Vassallo has joined Starcom USA as vice president/digital director.

-We inquired about this early yesterday and were told we’d hear something this morning, but whatever, shit happens. McGarryBowen NY CEO Bill Borrelle is leaving, here’s your story.

-WPP is on a mission to accelerate strategic focus on “fast growth markets” among other things. Take that, Publicis/Omnicom. link

-If you’re in the mood for familiar fast-food, today might not be the day. link

-BBR Saatchi & Saatchi is emphasizing what we’ve been try to do this week, which would be disconnect from mobile devices for a bit (above) in a new spot for Orange. We’re having grad night flashbacks as we speak.

-Chicago/Santa Monica-based post/production house Optimus has signed ex-Red Car EP Jon Desir as its new VFX/design executive producer

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