Thursday Morning Stir

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-Montreal-based umbrella firm Aimia has appointed Eric Monteiro as EVP, global strategy. link

-Australia racked up the most awards at Beijing’s Digital Asia Festival, which awarded Wunderman Sydney as Agency of the Year and featured a jury led by McCann’s Euro chief innovation officer, Matias Palm-Jensen. link

-BuzzFeed hired Yahoo alum Nancy Newman as VP of sales marketing and learning, and former Google exec Jonathan Perelman as VP of agency strategy and development.

-Sausalito, CA creative studio Division of Labor tries its best to cheer up Mitt Romney as part of a campaign for Roku (above).

-SapientNitro acquired Portland, OR-based interactive studio Second Story and has reported an 11 percent revenue gain for Q3. link; link

-Maybe people aren’t “lovin’ it” so much as McDonald’s global sales fell for the first time since 2003. link