-Bi-coastal production company Brand New School added flame artist Mark French to its VFX roster.

-CT-based brand strategy/design consultancy Product Ventures hired Richard Palmer and Kristin Sabena as creative director and design director, respectively.

-AccuWeather has appointed Marvel Entertainment alum John Dokes to CMO while promoting Jim Candor to chief strategy officer and Steven Smith to chief digital officer.

-Aegis has acquired Chinese digital buying/planning agency, Beijing Wonder Advertising. link

-It’s no Andrew “Dice” Clay, but this oven gives it a go in Marcus Thomas’s new spot for Goo Gone (above).