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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-In addition to their other appointments this week, Draftfcb welcomed Deutsch/Digitas alum Paula Fedoris as its first-ever EVP, chief analytics officer.

-L.A.-based shop ONE/x is behind a new campaign for VIZIO (above).

-Don’t worry, Carol Bartz will walk away with a nice severance package and more. link

-Goodby was awarded creative duties for Crown’s Corona Light and Modelo Especial brands. link

-Who’s ready to start registering those .xxx domains? link

-Former Saatchi & Saatchi Asia-Pac chairman/CEO Ian Rowden is joining up as CMO of Virgin Group. link

-L.A.-based music/sound design studio Barking Owl has a new music supervisor in Liza Richardson, who will make her debut in an upcoming IBM spot from Ogilvy.

-One CEO thinks that mobile ad dollars may hit $6 billion by 2012. link

 

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Wednesday Morning Stir

-Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was fired over the phone. Ouch. link

-Pittsburgh-based Brunner introduces us to the Handwarmer for Zippo (above).

-Sony appointed global independent agency iris to launch its new FST-SH2000 mini system throughout Latin America.

-Samsonite picked up the Advertiser of the Year prize at the Spikes Asia 2011. link

-NYC-based agency MKTG INC promoted Paul Trager to CFO.

-Consumerist has extended its “Worst Ad in America” nominations period. link

 

Thursday Odds and Ends

-MySpace and Google sealed new search and ad deals. link

-TBWA\Buenos Aires spreads some holiday cheer (above).

-Trojan: The perfect wedding shower gift. link

-Deutsch LA hired Audrey Eden as EVP, experiential. link

-CP+B Toronto was named Tourism Toronto’s lead agency. link

-Apple’s first ad for the iAd promoted Tron: Legacy. link

-God help us. Keith Olbermann has quit Twitter. link

-Digital media brand Traffiq partnered up with B2B firm, Bizo. link

-Business Insider sends an open letter to Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz. link

-Study: Social video advertising surges in 2010. link

What’s the Ad Scene in D.C. Like?

As part of our ongoing alignment with The Denver Egotist, we bring you yet another installment, this time from the nation’s capital. Read on.

Hear that?  If you listen carefully, you can make out the faint, trickling sound of the Baltimore-D.C. advertising community collectively pissing on the recession.  It smells like success.  And asparagus.

So, what’s the deal?  What makes us so fucking special?  Despite an overall unemployment rate that rose to 7.3% this month, Maryland’s still the richest state in the union, bitches.  Businesses have money to spend.  And we’ve got a collection of agencies, marketing firms, and special communications-whatevers ready to back the dump truck up to collect.  Like the mighty Chesapeake Bay, a high-tide of salty business is flowing freely into the Land of Pleasant Living.

It too smells like asparagus.

Continue after the jump.

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