Friday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-In an odd April Fools’ video, Cheil London’s new head of PR Korean Billy(?) explains how British people talk about ad industry stuff. We are still confused.

-Comedy-centric San Francisco agency Funworks created a couple of spots for Tap Sports Baseball, a new game from developer Glu.

-Tired of reading the same lame self-descriptions on dating apps? Several R/GA employees teamed up on BetterBios, which helps you create just that.


-Ad agencies might attract talent to smaller cities by reminding candidates that one can actually afford to live there.

-Louisville-based Long John Silver’s has named Smashburger and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service veteran Angela Sanders as its new CMO, in case you’re looking for new business.

Martin Sorrell told CNBC that the YouTube boycott “doesn’t make sense” but Facebook and Google still need to “step up.” So basically, he said nothing.

-Effies CEO Neal Davies (co-founder of Naked Communications, which recently closed its New York office) is leaving to go back to England. The awards have not named a successor.

-Minneapolis agencies take note: some former HGTV stars and producers have launched a video production company called SPOKE612.