Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Culver City, California production company Blur Studio created a trailer for Halo Wars 2 (video above).

-Beverage company Gruppo Campari named Los Angeles-based TVGla as its digital marketing agency.

-Integrated retail and shopper agency Live & Breathe appointed Justin Hill as creative director for its Leeds office, effective immediately.


-Media planning and buying agency Crossmedia was named media agency of record for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.

-Minneapolis-based creative agency mono announced that it is expanding west with a new San Francisco office.

-WONGDOODY named Mikalia Weaver as the winner of its first Women in Advertising Scholarship.

-Moscow agency Hungry Boys developed the SeeLight app for the 101st anniversary of the electric traffic light.

-Former BBH U.K. chair Jim Carroll writes, “Marketing risks becoming mechanistic without imaginative ideas to animate it.”