Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Production company Avocados and Coconuts and director Spencer MacDonald made this love letter to L.A. for Rapha bikes (video above).

-Maternity leave at most ad agencies is completely awful. But you already knew that.

-Leo Burnett Chicago launched “Keep Going,” the latest in its “Like A Girl” campaign for Always.

-MEC hired Amanda Richman as its new U.S. CEO, effective as of October.

-Jung von Matt launched this crazy “Men of Fire ” ode to barbecue for German supermarket chain Edeka, starring Christopher Fairbank.

-Idea Farmer executive creative director Bob Partridge explains how homebrewing influences his work.

-Committee Films of Minneapolis hired Todd Grabe as its newest director.

-Agency veterans Mary Ann Grajek and Lauren Ramaska are taking over for president Kathy Neukirchen at Seattle-based media agency Media+.

-A nameless designer at a “top agency in New York” launched a new Instagram comic with the perfect name: Agency Bro.