–Campaign Brief reports that Commonwealth Bank has ended its five-year relationship with GS&P and is taking its advertising business back to its native Australia to work with M&C Saatchi Sydney. link
-Let’s indulge our zombie fetish to end the day and show this nifty in-theater stunt in South Africa that promotes the resumption of season two of The Walking Dead (above). link
-Cirque du Soleil bought a “significant minority equity stake” in Sid Lee. link
-In case you missed it, W+K Amsterdam alum Lee Newman joined Ogilvy Chicago as president.
-The North American Effie Awards released its shortlist of finalists. link (PDF); link
-Joe Warren, former MediaVest SVP/group planning director on Kraft, has joined Havas-owned media unit MPG as EVP, director of client services for the U.S.
-Did you know Jeremy Lin was on Nike’s roster? Unfortunately (but as expected), the brand is keeping quiet about future marketing plans for the Knicks point guard. link
Note: We will be off on Monday for President’s Day. See you Tuesday kids, enjoy the weekend!