Friday Odds and Ends

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-Grey New York and Pantene celebrate “Strong, Beautiful African American Hair” (video above).

-On that note, the Ad Club of New York notes that there are fewer than 100 black female executives in the entire ad industry.

-Pretty much every ad industry trade group applauded the senate’s decision to repeal laws forbidding internet service providers from selling users’ data without their permission. Ad Contrarian calls both parties “fucking irresponsible morons.”

-Agency Lapiz makes it rain tequila to promote tourism to Mexico in Germany.

Christopher Koller returns to Huge as vice president, strategy for the agency’s London office.

-Virgin America is deader than the American Health Care Act.

-Chicago’s Lipman Hearne hired Derrick Rivers, veteran of Fluent 360/DDB and Burrell Communications, as its new creative director.

-Miami Hispanic agency Republica promoted Melissa Bartolini to head of strategy and Fredda Rodriguez to director of channel strategy.