Monday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Brooklyn product design company Breakfast created a blue aluminum ring to be worn as a sign of solidarity against president elect Donald Trump, with all profits going to nonprofits devoted to civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights, climate change and more (video above).

-Publicis Media hired Mike Paul to lead communications across U.S., Canada and Mexico. 

-Adweek explores how  New York-based digital agency Rain built its own app using Amazon Echo


-New York’s Oink Ink has launched its 18th annual Dead Radio contest. Submit your never-before-produced scripts today!

-The Drum chats with Erwin Penland executive vice president, executive creative director John Cornette about “what it takes to be a great creative.”

-AdAge released its “Best Places to Work 2016” list.

-Charleston, South Carolina’s The Brandon Agency acquired Charlotte, North Carolina-based digital and creative design firm Artizen Studio.

-Creative media company Alkemy X hired Brittany George as manager of TV and digital content and Maria Allen as controller.