Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Comedian and TV presenter Rufus Hound stars in a new awareness campaign for first aid charity St John Ambulance (video above). 

Planning directors Oliver Gibson and James Coghlan have left Grey Group for other opportunities.

-Publicis U.K. digital agency Poke promoted Angus Mackinnon to the role of group creative director.

Digital agency EGC Group released its own beer, with help from its Craft Beer Division: EGC 1985 IPA, ” a fresh, handcrafted India Pale Ale brewed exclusively for EGC’s 30th anniversary.”

Production company th1ng added collective Weareseventeen to its directorial roster

-Publicis Seattle strategy director Ryan Stoner tells creatives “Wake up and smell the algorithm.”

-Insurance company Admiral appointed McCann Birmingham as its creative agency following a review.

Dodge, Mattel and Uber partnered for a Force Friday promotion offering customers the chance to ride in a Stormtrooper Dodge Charger.