-Former BSkyB executive creative director Clare McDonald has joined in the same role for Publicis Groupe-owned Rosetta’s European operations.
-Our old pal Rich Siegel offers his SXSW thoughts. link
-Yes, MRM once again has its own SXSWi blog (one clip above). link
-Former Mattel senior manager Travis Harding has joined Horizon Media’s L.A. office as its director/social media.
-Minneapolis creative studio SPLICE has welcomed sound designer/mixer Troy Hermes to its roster.
-New York-based integrated marketing services holding company The CHR Group has acquired PR firm, Raker Goldstein & Co.
-Avon, CT-based agency Mintz + Hoke has added the president title to COO, Ron Perine, and has also hired Grant Sanders as agency creative director.
-Talent/production support services shop Talent Partners has signed a yearlong global sponsorship deal with ad community news/networking site, Little Black Book Online.
–The Wall Street Journal has launched its new content division dubbed WSJ. Custom Studios and will debut its first native ad product, Narratives, on March 11. link
-National production company Envision Media Arts (EMA) has signed director Mike Nelesen to its commercial division.