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ACNE SIGNS SALON REPS

ACNE has signed the highly regarded Salon Reps, headed by company Founder and President Lisa Houck, as its new west coast sales team. With 15 years experience working with award-winning talent, expertise in sales strategy and brand development, and access to top agency creatives and producers, Houck is uniquely qualified to maximize ACNE’s position in the production and digital space.

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LOGAN Adds Kevin Batten as New LA Managing Director

LOGAN has added ex-Superfad partner Kevin Batten as its new LA Managing Director. His immediate focus will include helping to build upon LOGAN’s talent pool, creating new revenue streams, and developing a cohesive brand message across both offices that speaks to the company’s design heritage and live-action and VFX evolution. Batten will focus on maintaining the studio’s strong culture of teamwork while adding new directorial and design talent.

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ECD of Firstborn schools the juniors of the world.

In a pointed post via medium, Firstborn ECD, David Snyder has written an extremely insightful post entitled "Dear Jr Creative…Earn Your Place. You’ll Be Better For It."

Snyder points out in no uncertain terms that a lot of juniors aren't willing to happily put in the grunt work to succeed. They're looking for a short cut despite being completely oblivious to business realities.

This is my favorite passage from the post:

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AOL's Tim Armstrong fires Patch creative director Abel Lenz mid-meeting for iPhotography

You remember Patch, don't you? The brilliant idea of local news collected on a page or email like Bed-stuy or Virginia Highland-Druid Hills, and served up in one place. While Google muscled in on this territory by tailoring all searches to be both local and personal, Patch struggles. So AOL is dismantling Patch which is a crying shame, but somehow this news is overshadowed by the fact that AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong fired Patch creative director Abel Lenz for snapping a photos during a conference call with employees on August 9, 2013.

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Thanks to MixBit, copyright infringement is even funner!

The New York Times reported on Thursday that the creators of Youtube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, have rolled out an alternative to Instagram and Vine, called MixBit.

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Thanks to MixBit, copyright infringement is even funner!

The New York Times reported on Thursday that the crttaors of Youtube, Chard Hurley and Steve Chen, have rolled out an alternative to Instagram and Vine, called MixBit.

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Rainbow crossing outside of Russian Embassy in Stockholm protests Russias anti-gay laws

Taking a note from Gay Pride parades around the world, someone painted a rainbow zebra crossing outside of the Russian Embassy in Stockholm. It probably won't attract as many colorful protestors as Sydney's did when the city of Stockholm comes to paint it back to the reflective white needed for traffic safety reason in the dark evenings of northern scandinavia, but its point is already made.

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Kevin Drew Davis now the CCO of DDB Canada

If you've seen Kevin Drew Davis tweeting about Canada recently, you might already be running an office pool on where he's heading after Digitas. He is now the CCO of DDB Canada, watching over Vancouver and Edmonton as well as Toronto but will be present in the Toronto office.

This DDB office is one of the coolest looking offices in Canada, with great accounts like Subaru, McDonalds Esso, Canadian Tire and Crime Stoppers.

While Kevin was at Digitas they won clients like Sprint, eBay, Taco Bell, Whirlpool mass brands and Kao. You may recall the Feed the beat for Taco Bell, and the "thank you" campaign that won eBays first Clio award.

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