Wednesday Odds and Ends

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By Kiran Aditham

-David Burns has joined both The Onion and its in-house creative agency Onion Labs as VP of sales for the Midwest and West territories.

-DigitasLBi has released a new whitepaper that discusses real-time marketing and content marketing platform, Newscred. link

-BBDO New York’s Rani Vaz hasĀ  been appointed to The Association of Music Producers’ 2014 AMP Awards for Music and Sound Advisory Board,

-Well, CVS is getting rid of cigs come October, losing billions in the process. Will there be more dropping smokes? link

-DFCB Digital, the digital arm of Draftfcb Manila, has become the first Philippines agency to win Cannes Chimera, a joint initiative between the Cannes Lions and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The winning brief challenged participants to create a perception-changing strategy to help eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. See Bill Clinton introduce the Chimeras above.