Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Agencies Happy United and Rabbit, Rabbit & Partners created this “Change The Script: Suicide” PSA for nonprofit Mythic Bridge (video above). 

Arby’s has completed a media agency review and picked a new AOR, but they’re not ready to tell us which agency it might be. Helpful!

One writer says good fucking riddance to the NPR comments section. Is someone trying to give us a hint?

Gloucester, Massachusetts-based frozen seafood brand Gorton’s Seafood awarded social, digital, content development, media planning and buying, PR and shopper marketing duties to Connelly Partners, following a review. The brand will continue to work with New York agency Burns Group on creative and strategy. 

-Annonymous Content added Patrick Daughters to its directorial roster

George P. Johnson Experience Marketing (GPJ) hired James Klein as senior vice president, live production and promoted Erik McKinney and Erik Reponen to roles as group creative directors. 

-Independent strategy and marketing innovation agency Giant Spoon promoted four members of its strategy department: JM Herrmann to vice president, strategy; Nathalie Con and Corbin Brown to associate director, strategy; and Justin Luk to senior strategist. 

Blue Chip Marketing of Chicago created an app called “Daily Drop” for client Ricola. It provides localized “wellness reports.”

-The Chicago offices of Deluxe’s Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios expanded with several new hires and promoted Lauren Roth to head of production