Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 


-After five years of partnering up, GMR Marketing and Experience Worldwide has aannounced  formal merger in the UK under the GMR name, effective immediately.

-It took a day or two after we reported it, but Ogilvy has made Chris Garbutt’s arrival Stateside official. link

-This year, the One Show wants you to make “advertising history” by the way and deadline is encroaching, FYI. link

-The ADC and DDB New York have collaborated on Young Guns 12. See your committee below (link):

Menno Kluin (YG6): Executive Creative Director, Deutsch / YG12 Chair

  • Jordan Bruner (YG11): Animation Director, Passion Pictures
  • Romain Laurent (YGX): Photographer
  • Joe Johnson (YG11): Composer / Sound designer, Felt Not Heard
  • Nicole Jacek (YG8): Creative Director, NJ(L.A.)™
  • Julia Neumann (YG7): Creative Director & Copywriter, Freelance
  • Jamie Carreiro (YG11): Director of Innovation, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners NY
  • Juan Carlos Pagan (YG11): Head of Design, DDB NY
  • Julie Glassberg (YG9): Photographer

-Global production company B-Reel has appointed Andy Williams as managing director/executive producer in New York.

Aardman Animations’s Digital, the creators of Wallace and Gromit, in association with UK Music and the Intellectual Property Office launched Music Inc., music App