Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

Mekanism president/CEO Jason Harris totally took the red pill (video above). 

-VaynerMedia founder Gary Vaynerchuk offers a “Digital Crash Course.”

-FANCY Content added director Chris Shimojima to its directorial roster.

hasan & partners Stockholm hired Jonas Bäckström as managing director.

-Comedy Central and Buffalo Wild Wings are reconsidering deals with comedian Steve Rannazzisi after he admitted his story about surviving the 9/11 attacks was a lie.

Nick Marchese and Evan Ortolani, copywriter and art director at kbs+, created the self-explanatory

Manhattan-based production company Cutter Productions hired director Aubrey Smyth.

-Atmosphere Proximity and The New York Times launched a call for entries for The Big Ad Gig.

-Los Angeles-based full service commercial production company Tröll Pictures added Natalie Johns to its directorial roster.