Tuesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 


-13-year Razorfish vet Valerie Carlson has joined SapientNitro as executive creative director for its Los Angeles office.


-Minneapolis ad vet Dorion Taylor, who has spent time at Campbell Mithun, Martin|Williams and most recently served as marketing ops manager at Target, has joined Twin Cities agency Carmichael Lynch as director of new business.

-WPP-owned brand strategy/design consultancy The Brand Union has unveiled new designs for Absolut’s line of vodkas (above).

-NYC-based creative studio Goodpenny has added editors John Marinis and Sven Herrmann to its roster. link

-Toronto-based agency Blammo has made a handful of hires including account director Nicole Brown and creatives Mike Richardson, formerly of Draftfcb, CP+B/Draftfcb alum Oliver Brooks as well as Vanessa Heber and Victoria Sturgess.

-Milwaukee-based, Omnicom/DAS-owned agency GMR Marketing has appointed Steve Dupee as EVP/business development.

-Some parents are taking issue with a recent JCPenney spot, which the retail chain says is no longer part of its current TV campaign. link