-A year after the termination of its shareholder agreement, Publicis Groupe has bought back nearly four-million shares from Dentsu. link
-Psyop/MJZ alum Cally Morton has joined Culver City/Vancouver-based VFX house Zoic Studios as executive producer in the commercial division.
-GE has teamed up with Tongal to honor National Inventor’s Day via a challenge for young inventors. link
-Global social media agency We Are Social has launched a new paid media offering and has hired TBG Digital alum David Gilbert to lead the way as media director.
-NYC agency Campfire continues its work for HBO, hyping the Feb. 19 season two Blu-Ray/DVD release of Game of Thrones by inviting fans to take the “Night’s Watch Oath.” link
-Omnicom-owned retail/shopper market agency Integer Group has opened up shop in Walmart’s home turf of Bentonville, Arkansas. link
-Deep Focus has opened the doors to its “creative newsroom for hire,” Moment Studio. Take a stroll through via the clip above. link
-Philly-based agency LevLane has promoted Emily Verna to account manager.
FYI, we’re off Monday, Feb 18 for President’s Day. We will resume regular posting on Tuesday.