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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Comedian Patton Oswalt returns as host of the Webby’s and here’s a little recap clip above. link

-NYC-based marketing services holding company CHR Group has acquired 15-person, SF-based digital shop JSVT. link

-Santa Monica-based prodco DNA has added director/VFX artist Anders Rostad to its roster. link

- The Israel Ministry of Tourism has appointed L.A.-based agency The Woo as its advertising agency of record in North America.

-Yann Demange and directing collective Pleix have joined SKUNK for North American commercial representation.

-Wait, are DirecTV and Dish merging? link

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