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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Orange County, CA-based indie agency Rauxa has promoted Allison Yardeni to VP/account services in its San Francisco office and David Janszen to account director (on GlaxoSmithKline) in New York. In addition, Rauxa has hired Nancy Muriello as account director in New York.

-Talent/production support services company Talent Partners, which recently gained major investment from The Carlyle Group, has appointed CP+B London alum Julie Balster to the newly created position of European business affairs manager.

-DigitasLBi and Ogilvy are among the four ad agencies that made LinkedIn’s 50 Most InDemand Employers list. link

-Greg D’Alba, former president of CNN/Turner’s digital ad sales and marketing, has joined WWE and IMG in the new role of president of global sales and marketing.

-Here are some of the first Grand Prix winners from this year’s Cannes Lions. link

-PA-based direct response ad agency DMW Direct has promoted Valerie Smith to VP/account services.

-Who’s ready for the stevia-sweetened, low-sugar, green-bottled Coke Life? link

-The Interactive Advertising Bureau has launched a PSA campaign/contest geared towards marketing/tech professionals that’s focused on the viewability of digital ads (campaign spot above). link

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