Monday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 


-Former Barbarian Group art director and current Percolate design director, Dom Goodrum, has published a lengthy but intriguing open letter to the ADs of the world. link

-Minneapolis-based Omnicom agency Martin Williams has welcomed a host of new staffers including Sam Bennett, digital & social strategy director; Anne Feeney, account director; Jordan Hoof, integrated traffic manager; Jared McMorris, developer; Brittany Olson, production artist; Megan Rasmussen, accounting technician; Sarah Whitcomb, senior project manager and Natalie Zamansky, account supervisor.


-NYC-based editorial shop Fluid has added editor/Beast alum Michael Elliot to its roster.

-Speaking of editors, Debbie McMurtrey has joined the roster of ShootersNYC, the content creation division of ShootersINC. link

-Here are your finalists for the 2014 Shorty Awards. link

-One more editor announce? Eh, what the hell. Flatiron-based post-production studio /WILDCHILD/ has added former Cut+Run editor Julia Knight to its roster. link

-Dallas/NY agency Dieste’s #muttbombing “un-selfie” effort promoting pet adoption for non-profit Dallas Pets Alive! has become a juggernaut of sorts. link; link

-Chomoi Picho-Owiny, formerly of Grey digital arm, Grey Possible, has joined London-based agency, Holler, as a creative director on accounts including Mercedes-Benz, Red Bull and Samsung.

-Publicis Groupe bids adieu to Lotus Notes. link

-Creative advertising agency resource the Creative Ham has come up with some corny, default fake meeting laughs for corny conference call jokes. So corny. link