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Wednesday Morning Stir

-And now, more “Pep Talks” courtesy of L.A.-based agency Zambezi and actor/comedian Rob Riggle for Eastbay (above).

-Seattle/L.A.-based indie agency WDCW has welcomed Victor Acosta as associate planning director.

-Mark Zuckerberg talks “the next 5 billion people” for Facebook. link

-Digital media management company Yangaroo, which houses offices in Toronto, New York, L.A. and Dallas, has appointed Sarah Foss as president of its advertising division.

-Spikes Asia has announced its final juries for the 2013 fest. link

-Paris-based digital agency Biborg has unveiled its latest showreel, which contains work for the likes of VW and Ubisoft. link

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Friday Morning Stir

-President/creative director Rick Colby and CEO Andrew Orci have officially launched Santa Monica-based shop COR, which we’ve been told is “dedicated to serving the new general market.” Oh yeah, COR, which works with brands including Sutter Home and Cox Cable, will also be appearing on this season of AMC’s The Pitch. link

-Arnoldnyc has unveiled the first national TV spot for “personal genetics” company, 23andMe (above).

-A VentureBeat writer wonders what’s wrong with mobile ads. link

-Victors & Spoils CEO John Winsor tells us why agencies are to blame for deferred payments.

-Facebook is proceeding with caution when it comes video ads because Mark Zuckerberg apparently doesn’t want to annoy the social network’s one-billion-plus members. link

Monday Morning Stir

 

-Following a one-month review, TDA_Boulder has succeeded San Francisco-based Mortar as agency of record for Denver-based Regis University. TDA will handle both strategy/creative and media.

-Mullen is apparently targeting Mark Zuckerberg and his ilk in its debut campaign for Acura dubbed “Made for Mankind” (Vine teaser clip here, credits after the jump) link

-In case you missed all the shenanigans, here’s your full Cannes Lions 2013 winners list. link

-Hostess snack fave Twinkies will return to shelves on July 15. link

-Jonathan Gardner, director of comms at cloud marketing platform Turn, tells us why “mobile advertising must not stand alone.” link

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Friday Odds and Ends

-RPA SVP/group creative director Jason Sperling chimes into the L.A. Egotist as part of the site’s “What We Learned in 2012″ series. link-

-”Coast to coast” music company Comma moved to a new space in NYC. link

-AKQA developed Delta Airlines’ first-ever iPad app dubbed “Fly Delta” (intro video above; download app here).

-EVB staffers fondly remember their late receptionist Liz Morton, who passed away last week from complications related to pancreatic cancer. link

-Sapient acquired Westport, CT-based analytics firm, (m)Phasize. link

-Nominations for this year’s Hubies have come to a close. link

-Deutsch LA will reportedly duke it out with BBH, 180 LA and Anomaly in a pitch for its longtime PlayStation account, which is expected to wrap by next month. link

-Facebook is apparently charging $100 to send a message directly to Mark Zuckerberg. link

Thursday Odds and Ends

-My old cohort Doug MacMillan discusses Mark Zuckerberg. link

-W+K London alum Rob Steiner has joined up with CP+B’s U.K. operation as head of production.

-Ah, so this is what happens when producers unite (above). link

-Ben Silverman‘s Electus has launched a new reality show on its “Loud” YouTube channel. link

-Adam Kmiec was promoted to the newly created position of director, digital marketing and social media at Campbell Soup Company.

-Yep, a band picked up a hitchhiking John Waters. link

-So, is Facebook set to price its IPO or what? link

-Apparently, online ad manager ranks as one of top 20 “great jobs” minus a college degree. link

Arturo Aranda Leaves BBDO

Mark Zuckerberg & Co. have nabbed yet another senior creative from the agency world by the name of Arturo Aranda. The creative (left) has spent the last 12 years or so within the BBDO network, initially at what was then Atmosphere BBDO and then the last three at BBDO New York proper, where he’s served as interactive CD and finally SVP/senior CD on accounts including AT&T.

If you need a refresher on some recent Aranda-led efforts, you might remember the “Mountaintop” Valentine’s Day work or the Will Arnett-starring “You’ve Got a Case” campaign for the aforementioned telecom giant from last year. No word yet on what Aranda’s exact position is at Facebook, but perhaps he’ll find a kindred spirit at the company in fellow former senior agency creative Chris Gomersall, who left Moxie barely two months ago to take up a creative strategist role with Zuck and the gang. We’ve been told Aranda’s last day at BBDO NY was last Friday.

Facebook Buys Up Instagram

By now, the whole media/tech world is abuzz following the announcement that Facebook has acquired photo-sharing service Instagram for a cool $1 billion in cash and stock. Since Instagram was initially unveiled in Apple’s App Store in the fall of 2010, we’ve covered a fair amount of ways that the agency world has co-opted the tool. Some of the most notable examples include the Instaprint device that was created by New York shop Breakfast, which is now looking to sell directly to consumers, the Barbarian Group’s Screenstagram software and Razorfish Atlanta’s Instagram feed that was launched well over a year ago.

Of course, it also seems seems that everyone on our Facebook feed seems to be using Instagram¬† so we’re thinking that having the social network as its parent seems fitting and will entice even more agencies and marketers to enter and join in on the fun. Anyhow, Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom says the song will remain the same with the service while Mark Zuckerberg noted on his Timeline that his company’s newest acquisition will continue operation as a separate platform. Our sister site Social Times has more on today’s big news including a statement from Facebook’s chief.

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Can women smell like douchebags, too? Here’s an Axe-related op-ed. link

-An ad ripoff of a ripoff of a ripoff? You shall be the judge. link

-Fidelity alum Carrie Chaffee has joined Blitz as group director in account management.

-Is Google channeling LeVar Burton via eyewear? link

-TBWA Else introduces us to Infiniti’s Emerg-E electric car (above).

-StrawberryFrog has helped airliner Emirates launch a new “global brand platform.” link

-Oh Christ, Mark Zuckerberg‘s sister had headed into the reality TV world. link

-Taco Bell can’t make up its mind when it comes to its digital biz. link

Tuesday Morning Stir

-Are small advertisers benefiting at all from Yelp? link

-Facebook’s IPO might create a sizable tax bill for Mark Zuckerberg. link

-AOL is looking for an agency that can help it reconnect with customers. link

-The Clint Eastwood/Chrysler Super Bowl spot was actually filmed in New Orleans and L.A. link

-Sofia Coppola directs a new spot for H&M, which features a familiar tune from Bryan Ferry.

Thursday Morning Stir

-StrawberryFrog loses a Brazilian partner. link

-The IAB tests “Sports Savvy.” link

-BBDO was named the most creative agency network according to The Gunn Report. link

-Directing collective Special Problems joined The Sweet Shop for commercial and branded content work worldwide.

-Here’s Mark Zuckerberg‘s desk, if you’re interested (above). link

-An Angry Birds baby product line, you say? link

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