Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Scott Sorokin, who you may recall resigned from Mindshare a month ago, has joined up with Publicis Groupe-owned Rosetta in the newly created position of chief strategy officer. Meanwhile, Sorokin’s former colleague at Mindshare, Michael Epstein, who resigned at the same time, has joined up with Carat in the same position.

– Commercial editing vet John Palestrini, founder of Palestrini Film Company, which grew to become BlueRock, Spontaneous, Scarlett, Ballistic and other service companies (and is now known as  Lively Group), passed away this week at the age of 66. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Wounded Warriors and St. Jude’s among other organizations.


-I dunno, just need something colorful, animated, etc. after this kind of day. Thank you for satiating, TBWA and Psyop (above)!

-The IAB has announced the launch of two new task forces focused on native advertising and content marketing. link

-Canadian studio Fuel Industries is heading to Mexico to excavate long-lost, long-forgotten, film-based Atari game, ET. link

-SoHo, NYC-based shop Barker DZP has hired Jonathan Main as a copywriter.

– L.A.-based prodco BRW USA added Bandito Brothers co-founding partner Peter Trucco as executive producer.

-Jackson Huynh, former Google ad operations executive, has joined interactive TV company Flingo as its chief operating officer.