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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Two months after first hearing about it, we can now safely say that StrawberryFrog alum Corinna Falusi has joined Ogilvy. link

-According to one “ad guy,” the agency business is dead. link

-Wow, is it that time already? The One Club is now accepting quarterly submissions for 2013 One Show Interactive. link

-Also, here are your 2012 One Show Entertainment winners. link

-Is Microsoft really interested in buying social network operator, Yammer? link

-Arnold Worldwide launched a “land-based” OOH effort in NYC for Carnival Cruise Lines (example above).

-If you feel like helping out a good cause and becoming pen pals with an industry “luminary,” feel free to give “Cannes Couriers” a try. link; link

-Former W+K senior interactive producer Carl Whitehouse joined L.A./Portland-based shop, Modus Operandi, as director of agency services. 

 

 

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W+K, EA Unveil ‘Duty Calls’ Parody

Wieden + Kennedy gives it another go in promoting the first-person shooter gaming genre with its effort for EA’s Bulletstorm, which allows gamers to perform “Skill Shots” or crazy combos rather than killing your average mutant, alien, etc. In turn, the participants can earn the user more points.

The spot above, dubbed “Duty Calls,” basically rips on Call of Duty for being just another cliched shooter game, proclaims that Bulletstorm goes against the grain and continues W+K’s foray into parody. If you recall, the agency last took a shot at Halo in early January with “Last Call.

So if you feel like taking a five-minute stroll on the interwebs, check out W+K and Other Ocean Studios’ effort, which heckles some of the genre’s most worn-out conventions.

Credits after the jump.

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