TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote SocialTimes AllFacebook FishbowlNY FishbowlDC PRNewser 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Tuesday Morning Stir

-General Motors CEO Dan Akerson will step down next month and be replaced by the automaker’s global product development chief, Mary Barra, a move that marks the first time a major U.S. automaker has been led by a woman. link

-Peter Rodger, who served as second unit director on The Hunger Games,  has joined Jim and Kristin Evan‘s commercial production company, Untitled.

-Social media/digital marketing agency SME Digital, which works with clients including Esurance and Humana, has brought on former Allen & Gerritsen SVP Tamsen Webster as client strategy lead.

-Production company Native Pictures has opened up shop in Chicago with EP/Leo Burnett alum Amy Jarvis Turner serving as lead.

-Energize Shanghai has launched a music video for German pizza (yes, German pizza) brand, Dr. Oetker’s new microwaveable line, Pizza Box (above).

-Project: Worldwide agency Partners + Napier has acquired Rochester-based content creation/production/VFX house Post Central.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register before July 31 and get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!