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Monday Odds and Ends

-Disney acquired Marvel for $4 billion in cash and stock, finally making the Spider Man/Hannah Montana crossover a reality. link

-Y&R is switching up football pros with regular, hardworking joes in upcoming Campbell Soup Chunky ads. link

-Minnesota and Wisconsin tourism departments have teamed up for radio ads to promote a little interstate travel, don’tcha know. link

-Cablevision-owned weekly trade Newsday nixes longtime advertiser Verizon because of direct competition. It’s not like the newspaper industry needs the money or anything. link

-Roger Federer reinvents the monogram with his Nike-branded attire. link

-Speaking of Nike, W+K London’s launched a new set of soccer (nee football)-themed spots for the brand. link

-CBS has sold 65% of ad inventory for next year’s Super Bowl, a number which will undoubtedly be boosted by the game’s fugly new logo. link

-The East Communist bloc knows how to rock to a polka-fied rendition of “Tainted Love” in a spot for J20 juice drink. link

-Telecom giant Orange acquired U.K.-based online ad firm Unanimis. link

-The Village Voice takes a look at the culture (and lucrative consumer market) of sneakerheads. link

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