Monday Odds and Ends


By Kiran Aditham Comment

-CBS Altitude alum Kristine Desrochers has been named VP of strategic partnerships for the Onion Inc., which includes the digital-media company comprised of satirical news site, its sister publication The A.V. Club, and full-service creative agency, Onion Labs.

-AKQA has nabbed the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation, the highest accolade that a UK business can receive. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognize significant achievement by businesses on recommendation from the Prime Minister. AKQA was selected based on continuous innovation for clients, and outstanding business results.

-Facebook is ready to introduce its mobile ad network later this month. link

-Creative studio Carbon VFX is behind a new Formula One ad starring Lewis Hamilton for NBC Sports (above). link

-The folks behind the Young Directors Awards have extended their deadline to May 5. link

-Nike says so long, Fuelband? link