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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Hy Connect has acquired Chicago-based digital shop, lonelybrand. link

-Let’s revel in a little slo-mo action courtesy of McCann London for Sony’s Xperia Z, which was launched this week at the Mobile World Congress and breaks officially on March 1 (above).

-Kansas City-based Bernstein-Rein has won the LPL financial biz and as a result, will handle LPL’s entire marketing outreach: B2B and B2C.

-Fresh off of booting a client, Minneapolis-based, Omnicom-owned Martin|Williams has gained a new one in footwear/apparel brand, Wolverine. M|W takes over on AOR duties for Milwaukee-based Hanson Dodge and strategic/creative planning will begin immediately.

-Yahoo goes on the defensive about its ban on working from home. Is it the “right move?” link

- Contextual ad-tech company Vibrant Media has appointed former Newsweek, Hearst and Disney exec Pamela Raley as its VP of sales, East region.

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