-Detroit native and former DeVito/Verdi senior creative Brad Emmett is heading back home to serve as executive creative director at Doner. Emmett’s arrival follows EVP/ECD Justin Smith’s transition to the newly created role of chief innovation officer, head of the Digital Underground (if only that was what you were thinking).
-Former OMD director of digital strategy Mitch Brandow has joined Starcom USA as SVP/digital director, overseeing the agency’s ESPN and US Cellular businesses.
-Five months after winning Perio Inc.’s Barbasol and Pure Silk accounts, Austin’s own GSD&M has launched the first ads for the former brand (above). Here’s a second spot.
–Former JWT Atlanta CEO Rob Quish has taken on the role of president of global strategy at healthcare agency network, inVentive Healthcare Communications. The move is part of a “realignment” at iHC, which is now operating under a model called “Done as One.” link
-Mozilla’s global “Firefox Flicks” competition has returned, with judges this time around including Edward Norton and Ben Silverman (above). link
-Brand Affinity Technologies has appointed former Teleflora/Overstock exec Jennifer R. Black to the role of VP, marketing and commerce.
-Adbrite has shuttered its exchange, is reportedly close to selling off its other assets. link