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Thursday Odds and Ends

-ARC/Leo Burnett and Dieste alum Santiago Bourges Waldegg has joined Publicis Dallas as VP/digital creative director.

-It’s safe to say that both Publicis Groupe and Omnicom had pretty decent second quarters. link

-Meanwhile, Surface didn’t do much for Microsoft, as the company “badly missed” Wall Street profit expectations. link

-As of August 1, Philly-based agency Red Tettemer + Partners will be known as Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners, with ECD/partner Steve O’Connell being added to the nameplate. In addition, RTO+P is opening up its first West Coast office in Venice, CA, which will be led by managing director, Perry Morris.

-Johannesburg native Wes Phelan has joined NYC-based Johannes Leonardo as a senior art director.

-Innocean and director Brian Beletic have teamed up for a new spot promoting the 2014 Hyundai Equus (above).

-Director Vincas has joined New York-based creative studio Decon for commercial representation in the US.

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