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Monday Morning Stir

-H&R Block never intended its ad to be shown during MTV’s Skins, but pulls it anyways and joins the likes of Wrigley, Taco Bell and GM. link

-Survey: A majority of marketers and agencies will continue to outsource digital production services this year. link

-Rachel Sterne has been appointed chief digital officer for the Bloomberg administration. link

-Forrester analyst offers his own 2011 agency predictions. link

-Why do advertising agencies struggle with social media? link

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