Friday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Saatchi & Saatchi’s Team One celebrates geekery and wishes everyone “happy technolidays” via “robo-carol” this year (above). link

-Well, this isn’t a bad early Christmas gift. Full-time Pereira & O’Dell staffers were told this week that effective immediately, they will be moving to an unlimited PTO model.


-New York-based experience design practice Sub Rosa has opened a new office in London and hired O&M London alum LouLou Ullmark as its managing director.

-Mobile, AL-based Red Square Agency has promoted Sarah Jones to president and Elena Freed to EVP/COO. Meanwhile, Rich Sullivan will assume the title of CEO and continue in his capacity as ECD at Red Square.

-GSD&M’s holiday entry: Finding a client-inspired sweater for “Frosty” to wear on Dec. 21. link

-In case you didn’t catch it, here’s the heartwarming new holiday campaign from KBS+ for BMW in which several agency staffers documented their Thanksgiving travels on their iPhones and cameras. The footage has been subsequently edited down to a nearly two-minute digital film, which BMW is also turning into a 60-second spot to air nationally in the coming weeks.

-Another advent calendar, you say? But of course ,and this time it’s Toronto’s Yield Branding which chimes in with a meme-related edition. link

-L.A. agency mOcean sends some love for Hurricane Sandy victims by throwing its own benefit called “Rock for Relied,” which fill guests including, yes, Jay and Silent Bob. link

-Former Experian exec Regina Gray was hired as the SVP of analytics and optimization for True Action, a full-service digital agency and division of eBay-owned GSI Commerce.