Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Adidas taps Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard for latest spot (video above).

-Ignite Social Media is vouching for its laid-off staffers by promising to pay $5,000 “to any employer who hires an ex-Ignite staffer and then has to fire the person within 90 days for performance or character issues.” link


-International ad exec and FCB Caracas veteran Walter Boza joins the agency’s Chicago office. link

-Matt Ingwalson joins Boulder’s IMM as creative director. He previously directed creative at Karsh Hagan. link

-HSBC moves its retail advertising business outside the UK to JWT and Saatchi & Saatchi. link

-Nestlé attempts to transition into “the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company.” link

-Brands and agencies are dabbling in graphic novels. link

-Rockstar Games appoints UM London to handle its media buying and planning. link