Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-FCB Canada would like to check your prostate … in a parking lot. That doesn’t sound creepy at all (video above).

-Chief creative officer Dave Henderson has left MullenLowe London to “pursue other creative opportunities.”

-Paris-based indie agency Fred & Farid officially opened its New York office by announcing that Colin Nagy, formerly of The Barbarian Group, will be its head of communications.

Persuasion Arts and Sciences (led by former Fallon CD Dion Hughes) made some signs for Minneapolis bike riders.

-Today in really awkward local ads, two brothers who run a restaurant in Cobden, IL can’t seem to remember one another’s names. But they do tell us their place is “in the middle of nowhere.” h/t digg

-A Dorset print ad for an Enid Blyton souvenir and memorabilia shop featuring a Golliwog character was deemed racist and banned by the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority

-Los Angeles-based production company YayBig Productions welcomed Ben Friedberg as partner, head of business development. Friedberg explains on his LinkedIn page that the company’s name refers to “a subjective unit of measurement used to describe the size of an object in the abstract.”

Cheil London hired Russell Schaller, formerly a CD with Havas, as its newest creative director of film.