Friday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

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!