Tuesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-It appears General Motors is killing Commonwealth and, as mentioned earlier this week, shifting the majority of its ad duties to McCann. link

-Former IPG-owned, now-indie agency Story Worldwide has appointed Tribal DDB/R/GA alum Rob Rasmussen as its first-ever chief creative officer. If you recall, Rasmussen parted ways with Tribal nearly nine months ago.


-Current OgilvyOne COO Gunther Schumacher has added president to his title. In addition, said agency has added four new board members including OgilvyOne China president Angel Chen, EMEA chief digital officer Patou Nuytemans, OgilvyOne London CEO Sam Williams-Thomas and Neo@Ogilvy CEO, North America, Sean Muzzy.

-Culver City/Vancouver-based VFX house Zoic Studios has signed Emmy-winning Rainer Gombos as creative director/VFX supervisor.

-You’ve seen him, you maybe love him and now he’s Old Spice’s new marketing director. Ladies and gents, Mr. Wolfdog, who is conducting live interviews today for a new personal assistant. Follow his adventures here and here.

-Don’t call it a comeback, Twinkies has been here for years and is now possibly returning this summer thanks to a $410 million bid. link

-Marketing at SXSW doesn’t come cheap. link