Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

Whit Hiler and Griffin VanMeter (remotely) gave one of the strangest Addy Award acceptance speeches you’ll ever see (video above).

-Independent agency R2C Group named Mark Toner as its first chief marketing officer.

UFC has named Pinta as its Hispanic agency of record, helping with marketing efforts, creative public relations, social media, fighter promotions and event support.


-Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide promoted Melinda Lindland to the role of senior vice president, director of new business for the US market.

-Ogilvy Hong Kong created a series of optical illusion 3D posters for Smart Car.

Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) launches in effort to combat ad fraud.

-Engine UK promoted Simon Peck to the role of group managing director.

-Full-service advertising and marketing agency INK added Idaho Falls, Idaho-based DocuTech and El Segundo, California-based SmartRoom to its agency roster.