Friday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-The American Advertising Federation will induct seven young advertising/marketing folks into its Advertising Hall of Achievement on Nov. 18 including 360i CEO Sarah Hofstetter and BBDO NY EVP/ECD, Lauren Connolly. link

-Arc London is celebrating the World Cup by launching the “Brandtasy League,” which ranks the tournament’s sponsors and biggest advertisers in terms of consumer impact. link


-According to the IAB and PwC U.S., U.S. online ad revenue was up 19 percent in Q1 to $11.6 billion. link

-Sun Pacific has appointed Nebraska-based agency Bailey Lauerman as AOR for its fruit brand, Cuties.

-London-based agency Stack has promoted Rod Jones, who leads its Peugeot business, to client service director.

-Here are your shortlists for the first Lions Health event at Cannes. link

-Speaking of Cannes, well, this should be interesting as Grey has tapped Courtney Love to headline its Music Seminar at next week’s event (trailer above).

-Denver-based advertising/digital marketing firm Pilgrim has welcomed Holly Menges as creative director on all accounts, which include AAA Colorado, the Wildlife Council and Visit Laramie. Menges, who formerly worked in a similar role at fellow Denver shop Grit, replaces Anne Macomber.

-SoCal ad industry organization thinkLA has selected Palisades MediaGroup as its Boutique Agency of the Year.