Starcom USA hired Chris Allen, formerly a VP with GSD&M, as video innovation director. ... Universal McCann welcomed former Carat senior exec Rob Frydlewick as director of media research. ... Pamela Maphis Larrick, chief digital, direct, & CRM officer for Draftfcb, will leave the agency in mid-October after successfully integrating digital and CRM capabilities into Draftfcb's new agency model. ... YCD, a global firm specializing in integrated delivery of digital content and on-site branding solutions, hired former DoubleClick president Barry Salzman as CEO. ... New York music house Sacred Noise promoted Aaron Paul Low to composer ... VFX artist Arin Finger left The Orphanage after seven years for California shop elementFX.