-Mother has appointed Brazilian-based creative director Gustavo Sousa, as partner. As a result, Sousa has relocated to
Mother New York where he continues as the CD leading the Stella Artois brand globally.
-WPP-owned, Kansas-City-based VML has teamed up with educational non-profit Minddrive to launch the “Social Fuel” tour (above).
-Barker/DZP has promoted Patrice Caracci to account supervisor.
-Newly formed marketing agency Avocados from Mexico, Inc. (AFM) has allocated $36 million to grow the category and appointed Arnold Worldwide as its integrated agency of record. Arnold WW beat two other N.Y. finalists, Grey and BBDO, for the integrated assignment.
-Regular The Office director Jeff Blitz is now available again for commercials via Anonymous Content.
-Charles Ramsey’s heroics in Cleveland have earned him a free year of food from McDonald’s. link
-Rolls-Royce has launched a global creative pitch. link
-Leagas Delaney has hired creative duo and Saatchi/BMB alums David Fitzsimons and Peter Crothers.