Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Grey New York has promoted Josh Rabinowitz, who has served as the agency’s SVP/director of music since 2005, to EVP. Rabinowitz, who spent several years as executive music producer at sister WPP agency Y&R prior to joining Grey in ’05, has produced over 7,500 tracks for brands globally across every musical genre.

-The ADC has announced the final programming lineup for its 2014 Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design, which will take place once again in Miami on April 7-9. link

-CP+B OG Katie Kempner has been promoted to chief communications officer, a position that calls for her to oversee comms for the agency’s seven global offices in Boulder, Miami, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo and Gothenburg, Sweden as well as an office in Copenhagen.


-The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is trying to reach out to “Young Invincibles” between the ages of 18 to 34 with the help of a fake rap duo (above, second spot here).

-The AME Awards for the “World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness” has announced the shortlist for the 2014 competition. link (.pdf)

-Former Supply + Demand director Jeffery Plansker has joined the international roster of B-Reel for representation.

-Hugh Allspaugh, former executive director of marketing strategy and analytics at Ogilvy Chicago, has joined VSA Partners as associate partner.

-Following a competitive pitch, General Mills has appointed London-based agency Karmarama to its roster for its Jus-Rol and Betty Crocker brands.

-L.A.-based prodco The Traveling Picture Show Company has signed commercial/branded director P.R. Brown to its roster.