Monday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Creative director/art director Dana Markee and creative director/copywriter Ron Schlessinger created this “They Were Born With A Gift” spot for Yamaha Pianos, the brand’s first such consumer advertising in the U.S.

-Carnival-owned Princess Cruises selected Omelet as its creative agency of record, following a review.

-Barton F. Graf reminds viewers of the upcoming December 15 enrollment deadline for an Affordable Care Act healthcare plan for the Coverage Coalition project.

-Charlotte, North Carolina-based full-service communications agency Wray Williams hired Chris Williams as creative director of motion.

-Sid Lee Toronto hired Amanda Loughran to head its studio. 

-Production company 1stAveMachine added Tucker Bliss to its directorial roster.

-The Athena Advertising Awards, which recognizes ads which “depict strong, bold women from all walks of life, moving through the world with ambition, moxie, courage, and resilience” announced its inaugural winners at The 3% Conference