Wednesday Odds and Ends

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By Kiran Aditham Comment

-Portland, ME-based VIA Agency has been named AOR for Republic Wireless, which relies on wifi networks and charges $19/month for unlimited data, talk and text minus a contract. Damn, we’re on the wrong plan.

-The Cannes Lions crew has announced its final five juries for categories including Film Craft, Design and Media. link

-VFX/design studio MPC has added Chris Bernier as VFX supervisor/CG lead. link

-Seattle shop Radarworks is involved with a new campaign promoting Acer and Paramount’s co-marketing partnership for the upcoming flick, Star Trek Into Darkness (one spot above, see the other work here).

-Google’s third city pick for Fiber service is reportedly Provo, Utah. link

-Twitter’s latest pitch to advertisers involves “keyword targeting in timelines.” link

-In case you missed it last week, McDonald’s and Arnold have both apologized for a recent Big Mac ad effort. link; link