Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

Mariano Rivera threw some serious softballs to little leaguers in this Bank of America spot by Hill Holliday.

-Was this week’s blowup over the Dove spot really all about shrinking 3-second ads and the social media “rage engine?”

-On that note, CD Becky McOwen-Banks of FCB Inferno thinks Dove and State Street share one thing in common: a lack of attention to detail.

-Grey New York celebrated its gay employees on National Coming Out Day.

-JWT London hired Jo Wallace as its newest creative director.

-Epoch Films landed director Philippe Templeman, who regularly works with CP+B and Forsman & Bodenfors, for U.S. representation.

-Deutsch is the agency partner in the new Atlantic Records/Spotify talent search program Emerge.

-British kids imagined the cars of the future in a new campaign for GoCompare with creative by a shop called Verve Search.