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Topic: Interactive

Crispin's Skahan Moves to Publicis Modem

Succeeds Zhang as CTO

Brian Skahan, the creative technology director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Boulder, Colo., is joining Publicis Modem as chief technology officer. He replaces Ed Zhang, who parted ways with the agency…

IPG Sells Half of Facebook Stake for $133 million

Return on $5 million investment

The global marketing communications company Interpublic Group has reached an agreement to sell about half of its stake in Facebook for $133 million in a privately negotiated transaction. An IPG…

Mediabrands Ventures Reorganizes Into 3 Units

Aligns with client consumer outreach

Mediabrands has reorganized its operating companies into three units created to align with the way the agency's clients reach out to consumers. The three “bundles” aggregate what was formally known as…

McCann Worldgroup Acquires London Interactive Firm AllofUs

Design shop remains stand-alone

McCann Worldgroup has acquired AllofUs, a U.K. interactive design agency that has worked for media and entertainment clients like the BBC, BSkyB, Canal+ and Xbox in addition to technology marketers…

Rapp's Whalen Moves to McCann N.Y.

Takes on top project management role

Rich Whalen, the former head of delivery at marketing services shop Rapp, has joined  McCann Erickson in New York as svp, director of project leadership. He succeeds Gina Soloperto, who…

SoBe Launches Mike Tyson Gaming Pitch

OMD units worked on mobile effort

PepsiCo's SoBe has partnered with Mike Tyson’s Main Event game in launching a mobile gaming campaign for the brand's teas, fruit juice blends, and enhanced waters. Tied into SoBe’s "Try Everything"…

SapientNitro Expands Activision Relationship

Named digital agency

SapientNitro has been tapped as Activision Publishing’s digital marketing agency. The Sapient unit has been working with the Santa Monica, Calif., interactive entertainment company on a digital strategy project which…

Big Fuel Wins T-Mobile USA

Is carrier's first social media agency

Big Fuel was named T-Mobile USA’s first social agency of record, beating Sapient Nitro and the Dachis Group in a competitive review for the business. Previously, social media efforts were handled…

AKQA's Bari Joins Eleven

Will build digital search practice

In an effort to build a digital search practice, San Francisco independent Eleven has hired Lisa Bari, the director of client services at AKQA Search. Bari is joining Eleven as…

Amy Eagle Is Managing Director at Deep Focus

Kraemer advances to ECD

Deep Focus has hired Amy Eagle as managing director, a new position at the interactive agency, and promoted Ken Kraemer to executive creative director. He is the first person to…

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