Friday Morning Stir

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-Arnold Worldwide promoted EVP/account director Mike Lanzi to managing director of its New York office.

-Nearly two months after being named Denon’s first creative AOR, BBDO NY has unveiled an app and microsite for the home theater/audio brand dubbed VisYOUalizer (image above). link

-Speaking of apps, Digitas, joined by the likes of DriftLab, Citizen Paine, and SheSpeaks, is helping Aflac fight pediatric cancer with a virtual duck race dubbed “Swim with Friends.” link; link

-Director Tony Kaye is aiming to break a world record by shooting 175 ads in under nine hours. Good luck, sir. link

-Philly agency LevLane was tapped to serve as advertising AOR for hometown orthopaedic specialist Rothman Institute.

-Facebook has named 12 strategic ad partners. link

-With the help of a Sigur Ros tune, writer/director Olivier Agostini, L.A.-based production company Kontagious and agency something or other Creme Brulee are promoting the Malibu Film Festival. link; link