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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Big Fuel CEO Jon Bond is moonlighting as an investor and senior marketing advisor for “influence marketing platform” Appinions. link

-Former McGarryBowen ACD/copywriter Jon Morgan has moved over to Ogilvy Chicago to serve as a creative director.

-Herbs and spices brand McCormick has appointed Miami agency Alma as AOR to manage its consumer products media planning, digital, creative and strategy in the U.S. Hispanic market. link

-The ANA has announced the brand/agency finalists for its 2012 Multicultural Excellence Awards, which will take place at the end of October in Miami. link

-Grey EMEA won Agency of the Year honors at the Euro Effies. link

-7/AMV BBDO, director Ben Newman and tandem skaters collaborate in Barcelona to promote Smart Car U.K.’s Fortwo (above). Making-of video here.

-London-based interactive agency Spicerack has picked up a mobile phone project for LG, specifically an online media launch campaign for the new LG Optimus 4X HD handset.

-Once again, eMarketer chime in, this time forecasting that U.S. digital ad spend will exceed $37 billion in 2012. link

-NYC agency Campfire and PBS have teamed up to launch “Curiosity Collections” on Pinterest. link

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