Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-M&C Saatchi LA has nabbed global social media duties for UGG Australia, with M&C Saatchi Share, the agency’s social/digital/content arm.

-London/New York-based VFX/creative solutions company Framestore has welcomed Sophie Thiellon as executive producer of  live action out of its NYC office. In addition, the company hired Lauren Merritt as new business manager in New York and Ashley Ford as business as business development/integrated advertising exec in the recently opened Los Angeles branch.


-MRY is reportedly taking on the role of lead agency for AT&T’s don’t text while driving -themed “It Can Wait” campaign. The agency beat out the likes of incumbent BBDO and Carrot Creative for the assignment. link

-The Morgan Spurlock-founded production company Warpaint signed director Paul Stone for commercial representation.

-Guy Wieynk, formerly AKQA VP/international, has joined Publicis Worldwide as U.K. CEO. As you’d expect, he’ll be based in London. link

-The folks at ADC continue rolling out installments of their Portfolio Night All-Stars video series. Check out episode 4 above (featuring AKQA CCO Rei Inamoto) and look for the fifth and final episode tomorrow.

-Former AKQA London creative director Robert Thomsen has joined up with Copenhagen-based shop, Spring/Summer, in the same role.