Tuesday Morning Stir


By Kiran Aditham Comment


-Five days ago, we received a tip that “DDB California won the rest of ConAgra from Venables” and though our inquiries went nowhere last week regarding this, reports are out today that it’s so. We checked in again and DDB is not commenting but we’re trying again to get direct word from ConAgra.  link

-Former Endemol Worldwide Brands CEO Olivier Gers has assumed the role of global president for SMG’s branded entertainment content unit, LiquidThread.

-Venice, CA-based prodco Backyard has signed director Jesper Ohlsson for his first-ever U.S. commercial representation.

-New York/London-based experience design shop Sub Rosa has hired  David Bias and Josh Davis as studio director and interactive director, respectively.

-The San Francisco-based Ad Ghetto Block Party returns for its third annual go-around on Nov. 1. link

-Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has left the company to head up Apple’s retail and online stores. link