Monday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Adam&Eve DDB launched a global “Giving is a gift to be shared” campaign for Samsung (video above).

-AKQA international executive creative director Duan Evans resigned following a disciplinary suspension.

-New York-based digital agency Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) hired Roald van Wyk as its first chief creative officer.

-The Lego Group appointed Initiative as its global media agency, following a review.

-7-Eleven can’t seem to get enough of Amazon.

-McCann London president, chief creative officer Laurence Thomson explains “Why this Christmas is a time for advertisers to rein in.”

-Starbucks co-founder Zev Siegl discusses “the future of the global brand he helped start.”