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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Here’s the intro video from this year’s installment of “The Big Ad Gig” (above). link

-The Digital Asia Festival has appointed current McCann Erickson Europe chief innovation officer and Farfar founder Matias Palm-Jensen as jury president.

-Winnipeg/NYC-based agency ClarkHuot/Cocoon acquired seven-year-old design shop, Vantage Studios.

-Interactive agency Rockfish promoted Jason Bender to executive creative director. link

-Outback Steakhouse and Carl’s Jr. are going public within the next few days. link

-M&C Saatchi creative team Matt Pam and Simon Hipwell have joined BETC London. link

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