Friday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-Sid Lee Paris helped Honda fans in France gain access to new CR-V and HR-V SUVs despite the country’s lack of Honda dealerships with its “#HondaNextDoor” campaign (video above).

-Former Publicis Groupe president of global clients Chris Foster has joined the board of Inmoji, a startup that sees the future of advertising in … monetized emojis. Other new members of its board include MIT lecturer and One Laptop per Child chairman Chuck Kane and ClickSoftware CEO Tom Heiser.

-Leo Burnett London hired McCann’s Craig Neilson as its new head of creative production and operations.

-R/GA beat out Droga5, BBDO and more to win Shutterstock’s annual Pixels of Fury contest in New York.

-National Geographic assigned brand marketing work to McCann New York following the agency’s 2017 Super Bowl  campaign promoting the Genius series.

-Philadelphia’s LevLane won AOR duties for Jack Willams Tire.

-Amnesty International U.K. appointed VCCP as its strategic agency of record.

-Get ready for more six-second ads: nine of them during one football game on Thanksgiving.