Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Pittsburgh/Atlanta-based indie agency Brunner has welcomed former Publicis Kaplan Thaler SVP/business Dan Wald as its new chief growth officer.

-Bi-coastal/Munich-based prodco Aero Film has signed U.K. ad director Peter Lydon to its roster for U.S. representation.


-According to the IAB, internet ad revenues have hit an all-time in first-half 2013, reaching $20.1 billion, up 18 percent from same period last year. link

-Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand brings plenty of color to a new campaign for Telecom NZ (above).

-It’s been quite the busy month for Samsung as the brand has now unveiled a curved smartphone dubbed the Galaxy Round. link

-Yep, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is still around, as he’s now got a YouTube series talking about a NASA mission to Jupiter. link