Monday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Apple launched “Take Mine” to promote the “Portrait” mode of the iPhone 7 Plus’ photo app (video above).

The Denver Post covered Factory Design Labs’ demise, with one local publisher stating, “What a selfish and unprofessional way to handle this.”

-The Midas Awards announced the winners for best financial advertising of 2016.


-Former head of Politico says long-form native advertising is “a waste of time” — as was the meeting at which his new company came up with its name, Axios.

-Landor San Francisco promoted Mimi Chakravorti to executive director of strategy

Cut + Run opened a new post-production office in San Francisco, led by executive producer Deanne Mehling and senior editor Pete Koob

KYLE Edit, the post production boutique founded by editor Tina Mintus, rebranded as KYLE nyc, and will now offer live action production. KYLE nyc also welcomed Sarah Farrand executive producer and added editor Nate Taylor to its directorial roster.

Los York added Jason Zada to its directorial roster.