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Friday Odds and Ends

-Mr. Sketch reveals the secret to scented markers (video above).

-Affinity Credit Union advises you not to give your money to a fat cat. link

-AdAge names new deputy managing editor. link

-Airbnb generates online buzz from suggestive new logo. link

-Yahoo’s advertising problems in five charts. link

-Twitter has announced the acquisition of CardSpring, “a platform that allows developers to create electronic coupons, loyalty cards and virtual currencies which all work with credit cards.” link

-Global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale announced the appointment of Kevin Grady to global head of content and design today. link

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