-Tribal DDB welcomed Marketing Store alum Phil Dearson as head of strategy/UX.

-Digital/direct marketing agency LIDA has hired Victoria Fox, formerly managing partner at Adam&Eve DDB (formerly DDB UK), as its managing director. This marks the second tour-of-duty at said shop, where she initially worked from 2000-2004.

-Cannes Lions 2013 is now open for delegate registration. link

-International music/sound prodco Yessian has appointed Dave Curtin as its West Coast executive producer.

-Leo Burnett’s Chicago hub and MPC have teamed up to let buffaloes roam in a new spot for Esurance (above).

-Thanks to Lumia, Nokia’s start to 2013 is not too shabby. link

-Sapient acquired cross-channel marketing analytics firm, (m)Phasize. link