Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-David Eiben, a GSD&M and TBWA\Chiat\Day L.A. alum who most recently served as account director on Dell at Sid Lee, has joined Minneapolis-based Carmichael Lynch as managing director.

-Yes, BBDO’s been all up in our business today, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the agency’s entertaining spot above for Foot Locker (keep ’em coming with the NBA stars, we say) featuring “Uncle Drew” himself, Cavs guard Kyrie Irving. Hell, even Jordan couldn’t pull this dunk off.

-Former OWN VP/creative director Greg Neal joined L.A.-based integrated content/marketing company Radley Studios as chief strategy officer.

-Starbucks is buying mall-based exotic tea chain, Teavana, for $620 million in cold, hard cash. link

-Silver + Partners, the NYC shop formerly known as Amalgamated, is helping client Ben & Jerry’s show some love for its Instagram followers and fanbase via a global program called #CaptureEuphoria. link

-Omnicom estimates four percent organic revenue growth for 2012 and is “optimistic” about 2013. link

-One wonders, after the web, what’s next for digital? link