Tuesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Arnold and DDB alum Ned Russell joined Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness as EVP/Director of Client Services. link

-Director Michael Bay and his firm The Institute teamed up with Y&R for a new Transformers-themed spot for LG. Explosions and overdramatic acting are pretty much a guarantee. link

-The morning rush just got a little more interesting as Starbucks has begun testing beer & wine sales. The company has also renamed one of its locations “15th Avenue Coffee and Tea”. link

-72andSunny hired ex-Yahoo creative Jason Yau as senior digital developer. link

-Yahoo’s newly redesigned homepage emphasizes more search while not being shy about displaying contextual ads. link

-As his band embarks on a final run of shows for a while, Trent Reznor has finally said peace to Twitter. link

-R&R Partners, the agency behind those naughty “What Happens Here Stays Here” spots for Las Vegas, is lowering its commission rates. link

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