Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-GSD&M launched a lip-sync battle themed spot for Southwest Airlines called “Any Way” (video above).

-JWT partnered with Getty Images to launch a pop-up women’s magazine at Advertising Week in New York called Glass. 

-The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority is investigating Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky for allegedly misleading promotional material surrounding the game.


-Digital agency Bluecadet opened a New York office, hired Lillian Preston as managing director, Brett Renfer as creative director and Ben Bojko as creative/technology director.

-The National Hockey League appointed Pandora’s Heidi Browning as its new executive vice president and CMO.

-Amsterdam “ideas company” WE ARE Pi named former VICE executive producer Ravi Amaratunga as its new head of content and lead digital strategist.

-Brooklyn-based production studio XY Content signed director Dean G. Moore, who has helmed U.K. spots for Canon, Virgin, Snickers, Chevrolet, UE Boom, Dewars Whiskey and Converse.

-Don’t say no one in Utah ever has any fun. Salt Lake City agency Struck launched a new website for the Uinta Brewing Company.

-“Supply chain specialist company” FHI (Freight Handlers, Inc.) named Durham, NC shop The Republik as its new agency of record after a review.