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Friday Odds and Ends

-Microsoft is launching a media agency review. link

-Rough week for GSD&M Idea City as its $50 million Norwegian Cruise Line account is now in play. link

-180 LA gives the floor to annoying/sad storytellers in its new campaign for Sony’s ridiculously named Bloggie Touch device. (above). link

-The ANDYs has extended its submission deadline to Jan. 19. link

-For those waiting with breathless anticipation for the Verizon iPhone, you may want to mark Feb. 3 on your calendars. link

-In other Apple-related news, despite Steve Jobs‘ ban, mobile ad network Greystripe expects to run over 1,200 Flash-based mobile ad campaigns on iOS this year. link

-AKQA launched the Nike Women’s Nike Training Club iPhone app. link

-Not to worry, people, AMC says there will be a fifth season of Mad Men. link

-TBWA Singapore appointed Tracey Hamilton to senior strategist. link

-The ____ Yourself phenomenon continues as Y&R Chicago developed a user-generated Claymation contest for Hotels.com. link

-Cabvertising gives way to art in NYC. link

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