Wednesday Odds and Ends

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-Portland, ME-based VIA Agency was named AOR for People’s United Bank.

-Digitas named OMD/GroupM alum Barbara Cipolla as EVP, chief growth officer.

-A Tribal DDB Amsterdam social media campaign for KLM has resulted in one of the airliner’s Boeing 777-200’s being wrapped in consumer-generated portraits and quotes (above). link; link

-Facebook goes on the defensive about losing users. link

-Planning director Ed Tsue has moved from BBH China to take on the same post at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY.

-Lady GaGa and 50 Cent throw their support behind annoying five-second ads. link

-Miami-based indie agency La Comunidad hired Natalia Rojas as director of digital development, Peele Lemos as senior AD/designer, Chelsea Cumings as AD, and Jane Cronk as copywriter.

-LBi is hosting own Cannes substitute festival in London called Cannt. link

-Anyone have time to read the 2011-2015 global OOH media forecast? link

-Spikes Asia has named BBDO Singapore chairman/CCO Danny Searle, Red Lion’s Elsie Nanji and Weber Shandwick APAC chairman Tim Sutton as its 2011 Craft, Design and PR jury presidents, respectively.