Monday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-It’s been a busy day on the Cannes Lions front as the parties involved have also unveiled the shortlist for their first-ever Innovation Lions. link

-We’re getting confirmation on this, but hearing that AKQA is behind the design/launch of the new Audi USA site (Update: We’re hearing from sources that it is definitely an AKQA effort and multi-year endeavor at that. We’ll fill you in when we get more info). link


-Dallas-based indie agency Moroch has promoted Melinda Yoder to chief operating officer.

-Barkley EVP Jeff Fromm writes on PSFK about why “the old definition of brand value has died.” link

-Bethesda, MD-based agency RP3 has welcomed former CP+B senior strategist Omar Quiñones as director of strategic planning.

-DDB NY returns with more New York Lottery work, this time promoting its client’s new June scratch-off games (above).

-Ken Beatty, a G2/Doner alum who’s also taught math at West Point during his career, has joined Draftfcb as EVP/chief strategic analytics officer.

-Milwaukee-based, entertainment/sports/lifestyle-focused GMR Marketing, which is housed within Omnicom’s Diversified Agency Services division, has appointed 10-year vet Joe Sutter as its new chief creative officer.

-Alan Daniels, former SVP, marketing of Sony Pictures Television, is joining voice broadcasting app developer Vobok as CMO.