Simian Shifts Search into Overdrive

New SmartSearch™ feature generates instant results when users search media libraries.

Laguna Niguel, Calif.—In the latest upgrade to its industry-leading creative workflow and media management platform, Simian has added an advanced, global smart search tool that enables users to get the results ten times faster than ever before. Simian SmartSearch™ includes an auto-complete feature that returns real time results instantly with as few as two keystrokes.

SmartSearch™ is designed to help companies search their content more quickly and generate better results, no matter the size of their libraries. Users can search across a wide range of data fields associated with media files including credits, title, tags, file name, description and even the comments made on individual files. SmartSearch™ also enhances efficiency and flexibility when it comes building demo reels and presentations and varying project management tasks.

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Click 3X Brings On Anna Browne as Director of Business Development

Anna Browne joins Click 3X and recently launched fashion and beauty content creators Raison D’Être as Director of Business Development. She brings with her an impressive range of agency, digital and international experience, having lived and worked in both Paris and Buenos Aires for several years.

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The Colonie Continues to Grow, Adds Editor Keith Kristinat

CHICAGO— The Colonie has added Keith Kristinat to its editorial staff as the boutique, creative post-production studio continues to expand to keep pace with its busy workload. Kristinat arrives from Red Car, Chicago, and brings strong relationships with local advertising agencies and a sparkling reel that includes work for such brands as Nintendo, Kellogg’s, Allstate and American Family Insurance. His first project for The Colonie is a documentary for Nike (via Game Seven Marketing) about its Chi-League summer basketball program.

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ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff Levine

ACNE has added interactive director Jeff Levine to its roster. The prolific director, designer, and digital specialist brings a reel overflowing with top quality work for major clients including YouTube, AT&T, PNC, Puma, Craftsman, and Honda.

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88 FM: music is our religion.

Rock and roll deserves its reverence. Love the Bowie one and the cute little Beatles cherubs!

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Justdelete.me makes it easy to delete your online profiles.

Robb Lewis and Ed Poole realized people are getting tired of having to sign up for a site or app only to tire of the latest thing and then go down a rabbit hole trying to delete it.

They came up with a solution called Justdelete.me , a site that aggregates the "delete" pages of nearly 100 popular sites.

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Buzzfeed's publishes anti-Planned parenthood posts - proves paid-for posts won't work?

On Buzzfeed.com PersonhoodUSA has posted stuff like 8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing, 5 Bizarre “Persons” Protected By Law and 10 Celebrities Who Came Out As Pro-Life, all very clickbaity and listicles, just the way Buzzfeed

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Liseberg ads cleared from 'insulting Greece', still in trouble for stealing Jill Greenberg's style

We reported earlier that the Liseberg amusement park campaign "Offends Greece"... And I'm not sure if the country with the fledging economy was hoping for a handout, but they took their case to the Reklamombusdman in Sweden. The RO has found the Liseberg campaign 'not guilty' .

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Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners Appoints Former Puma Exec, Adam Leaventon as Connection Strategist

Philly-based creative agency, Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners (RTO+P), today announced the appointment of Adam Leaventon as Connection Strategist. Reporting directly to Steve Red, President and Chief Creative Officer, Leaventon will be responsible for strategic connections across the agency’s clients including Under Armour, Reyka Vodka and Planet Fitness.

“When we saw Adam’s body of work, we knew he could be a great dot connector for the agency and our clients,” said Steve Red. “And he’s self-confessed sneaker freaker, so we get style tips in the deal.”

As a fun way of welcoming talent to the agency, RTO+P creates a unique portrait for each new hire. For Leaventon, the agency shot a stop motion video of his portrait being formed out of an Under Armour sneaker. View it here.
Most recently, Leaventon consulted on business development and business strategy for New Balance Athletic Shoe and PUMA SE. Before that, Leaventon was Global Director of Merchandising at DC Shoes, Inc., where he handled all men’s and kids footwear lines.

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The Sadie Cam is Back, dog with go-pro goes live again tomorrow.

A few weeks ago, Toronto-based design, animation and vfx studio Crush put a GoPro on top of their office dog Sadie - a French Bulldog - and streamed the video live on their website. It was pretty awesome and a lot of people tuned in. Serious.

So, they are doing it again tomorrow, Friday, August 23rd, from 1-3pm (EST). It will be streamed at crushinc.com/sadie.

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