Friday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-Tribal DDB/Barbarian Group alum Julio Soler has joined Project: Worldwide agency Partners + Napier as integrated producer. link

-In case you missed it, Joel Curran, who’s been managing director at MSLGroup NY for the last year and has spent over five years in all at the Publicis Groupe-owned agency, is leaving for his alma mater, University of North Carolina. There, he will serve as its first vice chancellor for communications and public affairs, effective Dec. 2. As for MSLGroup, the agency is actively looking for his replacement.

-Shopper marketing-focused MARS Advertising has formed a strategic partnership with Scottsdale, AZ-based digital agency, Nomadic. link

-If you have a few minutes to spare at week’s end, check out Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul share an animated tale with a few mates over some Bushmills Irish Whiskey in a new clip from NYC-based creative agency, Cornerstone (above).

-Matthew Mauriello, whose resume includes stints at Saatchi & Saatchi, W+K and Y&R, has joined Boonton, NJ-based S3 Agency as account director.

-kbs+ took home the Ad Council’s top creative award of the year –the Gold Bell for Creative Excellence–at the organization’s 60ath Annual Public Service Award gala. You can see the agency’s winning pro-bono campaign here.  link