-Starcom MediaVest Group global CEO Laura Desmond was named vice chair of the board of directors of the Ad Council.
-Seattle shop Frank Unlimited replaced Susana Cascais with Dave Abrass as managing director. Cascais is heading back to her native Portugal for family reasons.
-Farfar alum and current McCann Europe chief innovation officer Matias Palm-Jensen will serve as jury president for Digital Asia Festival, which just kicked off its preliminary judging. link
–Business Insider has ranked its top 15 “marketing strategy thinkers” based on influence. link
-Grey has bought up Dusseldorf-based digital media agency, k102. link
-DDB New York puts first-world problems in check in a new campaign for “Water is Life” (above).