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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-This spot for mobile provider Airtel in India has polarized viewers, some of whom find it offensive (video above). link

-The California Tobacco Control Program has selected San Francisco-based independent agency Duncan/Channon as its advertising Agency of Record following a review. link

-AKQA announced today the opening of its first office in India. link

-Imperial Woodpecker announced that Sam Brown has joined their roster for commercial representation in the U.S. He will still be represented by Rogue Films in the U.K.

-Creative studio Splice has expanded its visual effects department with the addition of VFX artist Patricio Fernandez. link

-The social media metrics brands should care about. link

-Creative editorial company Spot Welders has announced the addition of editor Tom Vogt. link

-Post-production studio Arsenal FX has announced the appointment of Kira Karlstrom as business development executive.

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