-After spending the last five years at Venables Bell & Partners, where he most recently served as chief operation officer, John Minty has assumed the same title at DDB California (which includes the L.A. and San Francisco offices).

-Mike Sheehan chats with The Boston Globe about stepping down as CEO at Hill Holliday and handing over the reins to longtime colleague, Karen Kaplan. link

-Former Cohn & Wolfe EVP/managing director/senior digital strategist Brad B. McCormick has joined Dallas-based indie agency Moroch as chief digital officer.

-Leo Burnett/Merkley + Partners alum Melinda Smart has joined McCann Detroit in the newly created role of  EVP/integrated client services director.

-Cali-based agency Zambezi has launched a digital “pants petition” for Ashworth Golf that stars a handful of the latter’s brand ambassadors (above).

-Editorial/VFX/design studio Cut+Run added Amburr Farls as a senior producer in its Los Angeles office.

-Project: Worldwide agency George P. Johnson as appointed former Jack Morton Worldwide VP Jude Braunstein as executive director, client services, based out of the New York office.

-Salt Lake City-based Struck has been named corporate digital creative agency for homebuilding brand, Lennar Corporation.