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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-If you’ve ever wondered what “One out of every seven children die before their fifth birthday” or the word “diarrhea” sound like when delivered by a model attempting to be sexy, Big Block Live and Save The Children have got you covered (video above). link

-Corbis Entertainment, a division of Bill Gates‘ Corbis company, announced the launch of Branded Entertainment Network. “BEN is a natural next phase for our entertainment division, one that brings a desktop utility to the multitude of assets and relationships gained by our 2012 acquisition of Norm Marshall & Associates (NMA), the biggest name in entertainment marketing and product placement, said Corbis CEO Gary Shenk.

-Jack Kliger resigns as CEO of TV Guide Magazine. link

-Houses.com has selected Blue Fountain Media as its national interactive advertising agency of record.

-London-based digital advertising company Adstream is opening a U.S. headquarters in Flatiron. link

-Birmingham-based integrated agency Luckie & Company announces new leadership: John Gardner as president, Brad White as chief creative officer and Chris Statt as chief operating officer.

-Carmichael Lynch extends GNC’s “Beat Average” campaign with new social and digital component. link

-Jonathon Ker has joined production company GreatGuns USA as parnter and executive producer. link

-Jodi Chisarick was named senior vice president and general sales manager, media sales of Twentieth Television.

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Friday Morning Stir

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-Culver City, CA VFX house Zoic Studios has welcomed Casey Hupke as art director for its commercial and games division.

-Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based The Brandon Agency has brought on Ryan Schaul and Christie Calhoon as account managers at its Myrtle/Charleston offices, respectively.

-Here are your One Show Q2 interactive finalists. link

-The IAB has released its best practices memo on reducing traffic fraud risk. link

-El Segundo, CA-based startup Beyond Meat,which counts investors such as Bill Gates and Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, has hired Creature to help launch their brand.

-U.S. retailers have upped their ad spend for the holidays. link

Tuesday Morning Stir

-TED is celebrating the fact that its cumulative talk views have surpassed the one-billion mark by launching “TopTED” playlists, which includes submissions from members such as Bono, Ben Affleck and Bill Gates. link

-Boston.com has launched a new content marketing/advertising program for New England businesses called Insights. link

-The organizer behind the StopBeck effort to get Glenn Beck removed from Fox News is back with a new petition that urges Macy’s to dump Donald Trump. link

-Sir Martin Sorrell is facing more backlash from shareholders over his pay package. link

-Toronto agency, tag idea revolution, which works with the likes of Philips and Swiss Natural, has acquired hometown boutique marketing agency, adlib group. The latter will retain its name an independence with the support of tag resources.

-Red Bull blows our mind once again with the “Kluge” (above).

Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Vail Resorts has extended its relationship with SapientNitro by naming the latter AOR for its new summer experience, Epic Discovery, which is expected to launch in 2014.

-Porsche made a little spelling error on one of its own billboards. Hey, happens to all of us. link

-Bill Gates‘s next mission? You guessed it, reinventing the toilet. link

-The B-Reel hiring spree continues as the digital operation welcomed Famous Group alum Jeff Levine as creative director in its L.A. office.

-Grey, its Alliance unit, Canon and director Ron Howard have teamed up for the next iteration of their “Long Live Imagination” campaign. link

-Domino’s has been busy today. Now, we’ve learned that the chain is ditching the ‘Pizza’ part from its logo and making over its stores. link

-Even Flo can’t help Progressive in this case. link

-Philly-based shop Neiman created the pro-bono spot above promote its hometown’s inaugural Phestiv-ale event, which takes place next month and will benefit the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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