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Friday Odds and Ends

-The Richards Group wants to inspire everyone to sing with its new seasonal ad for the Salvation Army (above).

-Bill Gates and Warren Buffett get tossed into Atheist ad campaigns. link

-Best Buy to unveil its first-ever Super Bowl ad, hopes to “revolutionize retailing.” link

-StrawberryFrog wants you to “trade in your dumb” and win a Smart car. link

-Is Facebook opening up shop on Madison Ave? link

-Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google is spending $1.9 billion on a massive building in Manhattan. Let the Big Apple takeover begin. link

-The Billboard Liberation Front is planning a documentary. link

-Billboard magazine on the other hand launched the Social 50, which tracks artists’ social media popularity. link

-AOL co-founder Steve Case says it’s “disappointing and frustrating” to look back at the one-time online giant. link

-Congress is asking if the FTC’s “do not track” proposal will deflate the ad economy. link

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