Monday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Saucony (we’ve surely rocked a pair or two) has tapped Minneapolis-based Olson to serve as its agency of record. Olson will handle advertising, digital, social media, content, connection planning and strategy for the running brand with first work expected to launch early 2013.  Boston’s Mechanica previously served as Saucony’s AOR.

-Razorfish/Exopolis alum David Estis joined creative studio MPC NY as its creative director of digital. link


-Cape Town-based M&C Saatchi Abel and director Kim Geldenhuys take us on a journey to a fortified city in Morocco in a spot for Nedbank Private Wealth (above).

-Directors Robert Nylund and Axel Laubscher have joined the roster of global prodco Hungry Man for representation in the U.S., U.K., and Brazilian markets.

-Amsterdam/London-based agency/content studio KesselsKramer opened up a new outpost in L.A.’s Chinatown. link

– Solaire Resort & Casino Manila has picked Las Vegas-based SK+G Advertising to provide advertising and design consultation as well as creative development for the brand. In addition to the client news, SK+G welcomed Rachel Everett and Brian Gibsonas associate creative directors.

-BBH London’s “Three Little Pigs” spot for The Guardian won Adweek‘s heart this year. link

-Meanwhile, Business Insider offers its take on the best AR campaigns of 2012. link

-New York-based digital marketing agency Digital Pulp launched a new site for the Ocean Conservancy. link