Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Deutsch launched “Paint Any Surface With Ease” for Sherwin-Williams professional painting supplies brand Purdy (video above). 

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) responded to the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ “Transparency Guiding Principles of Conduct” with a statement saying that it “appreciates the elevated focus on transparency, but the guidelines are premature, and continued attention is needed to address the lack of industry transparency that the ANA has highlighted for the last four years.”

-Amazon is preparing to a launch its own music service.

-Adweek explores “Why Detavio Samuels Left His Job to Start an Agency That Speaks to Black Consumers.”

R&R Partners promoted Chris Evans to vice president of media and appointed Ronaldo Jardim as interactive creative director

-B-Reel Films’ director Tom Malmros recently relocated from Sweden to Los Angeles for representation in North America.

-Lego introduced its first disabled minifigure.

Volkswagen might buy back some of its 575,000 “Dieselgate” cars in the U.S.