-AKQA art director Dave Ruiz created “Paper Lions : The Award For The Work That Could’ve Been” (video above).
-Strategic account executive Alexandra Rønde Thielke and art director Rasmus Veggerby launched Twentyfive & Thirty, “”the world’s smallest global creative agency,” with no office or set location.
–Directors Matt Hoffman and Mark Hoffman, along with long-time producing partner John Beveridge, launched commercial production company Hoffman Bros.
-Experiential marketing agency RedPeg Marketing appointed John Piester as president.
-Global creative consultancy Lippincott appointed Shiv Gupta as senior partner in its brand strategy practice.
–To all the agencies planning barbeque events this weekend: VCU Brandcenter student Dennis Chen made you a Tumblr.
–LM Restaurants Inc.’s Carolina Ale House selected branding and advertising agency Clean Design as its agency of record.
-Independent, full-service advertising agency WHITE64 appointed Alex Belgrave as art director and welcomed six other new hires: senior media planner Emily Scheu, front-end developer Nick Walters, assistant account director Grace Shomaker, account executive Lyon McCandless, social media specialist Michelle Chammas and media planner/buyer Mara Bealey.