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Friday Morning Stir

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-Culver City, CA VFX house Zoic Studios has welcomed Casey Hupke as art director for its commercial and games division.

-Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based The Brandon Agency has brought on Ryan Schaul and Christie Calhoon as account managers at its Myrtle/Charleston offices, respectively.

-Here are your One Show Q2 interactive finalists. link

-The IAB has released its best practices memo on reducing traffic fraud risk. link

-El Segundo, CA-based startup Beyond Meat,which counts investors such as Bill Gates and Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, has hired Creature to help launch their brand.

-U.S. retailers have upped their ad spend for the holidays. link

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Friday Morning Stir


-The newly formed Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, a ProCure center, has picked hometown agency Frank Unlimited as its first agency of record. A $1.6 million budget will go to print, radio and online advertising, and event marketing.

-It looks like the Ryan Gosling Easter stunt, which was dreamed up last year by copywriter Jenna Livingston, is returning this weekend. link

-In the wake of the Ford Figo ad fiasco, JWT India’s chief creative officer/managing partner Bobby Pawar has been axed. link

-Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is reportedly poised to launch a new mobile startup called Jelly. link

-Ogilvy & Mather Prague and BRW USA director Roman Valent go back to simpler times in a new spot for Pilsner Urquell (above).

Berlin Cameron United Grabs Stoli

Well, guess our sources were spot-on again as Berlin Cameron United, the best soccer team name for an agency we think, is taking over as global creative lead on Stoli. Last we basically heard from the vodka brand was their campaign featuring the likes of Hef, Julia Stiles and Biz Stone. BCU beat out the likes of McCann and Taxi in the pitch. Two months ago, Rokkan nabbed digital duties for Stoli. Adweek has more info here.

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Dentsu pulled its $600 million bid for AKQA. link

-Microsoft is spending nearly $1 billion just to advertise Xbox 360 Kinect and Windows Phone 7. link

-ZenithOptimedia retained the global media account for Sanofi-Aventis. link

-Follow the travels of Conan O’Brien’s blimp on the Team Coco website. link

-Twitter co-founder Biz Stone interviews himself in latest Stoli ad. link

-There was an Apple event today in case you didn’t know. link

-Fisher Boy, a High Liner Foods Inc. brand, selected Full Contact as agency of record.

-Online publisher Blurb Blurb tapped San Francisco-based Duncan/Channon to lead its brand-building efforts.

-Speaking of Blurb, the publisher’s teaming up with ihaveanidea to throw a one-night exhibit in which creative directors will discuss their non-ad pursuits. link

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