Tuesday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-Venables Bell & Partners followed its David Bowie Super Bowl ad for Audi with “Tear Drop,” which was directed by AG Rojas of Park Pictures.

-In the latest blow to Publicis Groupe’s media division, Walmart fired MediaVest as its media agency of record. The business will presumably go into review.

-Last week, Ogilvy promoted London CCO Gerry Human to the role of global executive creative director, global brand management.

-New York’s Terri & Sandy signed several Ogilvy creatives: CD Jillian Watkins, art director Lia Khayami and copywriter Diana Castillo. It also hired integrated account director Lindsey Tatgenhorst and account director Emily McCormick (both formerly with JWT) as well as account supervisor Molly Burns (FCB) and senior account executive Alex Vitrano, who had been with Leo Burnett.

-Philadelphia’s 160over90 expanded its leadership team by promoting several staffers to principal roles: ECD Stephen Penning; COO Brian Tennyson; GCDs Brendan Quinn and Cory McCall; group account director Maggie Insogna; director of strategic planning Lindsay White; and executive director of account services Sig Gross.

-P&G signed St. Louis branding agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink to help market its Tide dry cleaners.

-Indie Amsterdam named Merijn Verhagen, founder of the indie shop Crabsalad, as its new design director.

-Music production house CrucialMusic launched a new online platform called CrucialCustom with which agency execs can request original tunes for their ads.

-Critical Mass named Tom Voirol as its VP of strategy and Ferdi Wieling as Executive Creative Director in the APAC region.

-Trade association ThinkLA named two new co-presidents: MXM chief digital officer Kristi VandenBosch andKelley Blue Book VP of OEM sales Tim Hand.

-Do you want to be a creative strategist at imgur? No? Well, if you ever do, here’s what your average day might be like.