Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Barbie launched this in-house “Find Your Style” spot on the heels of its new Barbie Fashionistas line (video above).

-Havas Chicago is loaning out its interns to local businesses that tweet using the hashtag #GimmeAnIntern.


-American copywriter Austin Campbell and Austrian art director Axel Spendlingswimmer created a “Team Arnie” site where viewers can view their book, linger their mouse over Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s bulging muscles (and crotch).

-Droga5 hired Marianne Stefanowicz, who previously ran PR for TBWA\Worldwide, to fill the newly created role of global head of communications.

-Nashville-based multicultural advertising agency Team Ignition Pancultural Marketing is rebranding as fluent360.

-The Laboratory for Animate Technologies is combining bioengineering, computational and theoretical neuroscience, artificial intelligence and interactive computer graphics research to make “live” computational models of the face and brain.

-MING Utility and Entertainment Group promoted Joanna Crean and Rasmus Keger to roles as creative directors.

-The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled that Estonian news site Delfi is liable for its users comments.

-Paydirt Pictures singed European directing duo Fermin Cimadevilla and Lorena Medina to its directorial roster.