-According to the IAB’s latest report, internet advertising revenues in the U.S. reached $9.26 billion for Q3 of 2012, making the quarter the biggest on record. link

-Since James Franco got a pretty good lathering from Creativity yesterday, we hesitated to post but, eh, why the hell not. Here’s the actor/director/multitasker/classroom sleeper‘s latest work with SXM and Samsung to promote the Galaxy camera. That’s so Franco. Just hope our own Bob Marshall likes this one more than the last.

-Ogilvy Chicago acquired 10-year-old hometown digital agency, The Royal Order of Experience Design. Effective immediately, the team members will become part of Ogilvy Chicago.

-Cheil U.K. turns to Pinterest to wish you a merry Xmas. link

-Not to be outdone by yesterday’s “Facetivus” festivities, iris Miami has brought some GIF-heavy warmth for the holidays. link

-London/NY/LA-based Finger Music & Sound Design has hired Mario Davis as head of film & TV music.