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Frustrated HP Employee Starts Online ‘Occupy’ Movement

While new Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman seems pretty confident that her company will rebound by 2013, the topsy-turvy year that was 2011 for the corporate giant has had a profound effect on at least one of its staffers, who has taken to the interwebs to launch “Real HP Voices.” As you can tell, the site, which appears to have launched just days ago, serves as a platform for HP staffers to raise their voice and concerns about particular topics regarding the company. As the proprietor site says, “I have worked for HP for over a decade and through many management changes but have never felt more pessimistic about this once great company’s future.  I simply want to give voice to both the good and bad as I and others see it.”

Seeing as there hasn’t been too much feedback to this particular “Occupy HP” movement as of yet, we’ll stop short of agreeing with tipsters that this could be “the start of HP’s own (digital) Arab Spring.” But hey, that could all change soon enough.

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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Take heed, fanboys/girls, Big Spaceship and Lucasfilm Online have overhauled StarWars.com. Enjoy. link

-Consider your Facebook profile re-imagined. link

-An LA-based shop called Mistress has been tapped as Jagermeister’s first agency for the U.S. market in, oh, a quarter-century or so. link

-Joanna Seddon has assumed the newly created role of president at OgilvyRED.

-The Wall Street Journal and Hilton Garden Inn help introduce an integrated crossword puzzle ad. link

-It looks like former eBay boss Meg Whitman is on her way to taking over HP. link

-A new survey aims to gauge the level of career satisfaction and overall outlook within the multicultural ad community. link

-Have you voted for Battle of the Ad Bands yet? link

-DMB&B alum David Blain joined Salt Lake City shop Saxton | Horne as VP of client services.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Meet Jason Bateman, the new voice of Honda’s advertising.

-Pepsi celebrates “Music Icons” in a new spot set to air during tonight’s The X Factor (above).

-Here’s why Facebook’s changes will make brands cry among other things. link

-Expect the iPhone 5 announcement on October 4. link

-Tool signed director Alma Har’el to its roster. link

-The Vimeo Music Store is now open for business. link

-Could Meg Whitman be taking over as HP’s CEO? link

-Iain Tait and George Parker are among the speakers at the next PSFK conference in San Francisco. link

-R/GA/StrawberryFrog alum Susan Liao joined MKTG INC as VP of digital solutions.

-Hard Rock Vodka picked The brpr Group as social media AOR.

Wednesday Morning Stir

-Meg Whitman‘s “Level the Playing Field” spot took top honors in AdFreak’s “10 Freakiest [Election] Campaign Ads.” link

-Meanwhile, “The Rent is Too Damn High” guy? Clear political winner. link

-Jason Calacanis wants proceeds from TechCrunch’s sale to AOL. This is getting ugly. link

-Yahoo wants you to know that it’s still an ad network, too. link

-Twitter goes outdoors to promote promoted tweets. link

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Gigunda Group, Inc. named Carmichael Lynch Spong alum Doug Dome its president and chief creative officer.

-Fox’s ad inventory for the MLB post-season is 90 percent sold out. link

-Pasadena/Denver-based shop The1stMovement added seven new staffers. link

-Jackass 3D billboards hit Santa Monica Blvd. (above). link

-Former eBay chief Meg Whitman experiments with Pandora ads to hype up political campaign. link

-Facebook, Twitter stock tips are a sham. link

-Ten attempts to advertise medical marijuana on TV. link

-BK offers new breakfast menu pillowcase. Sleep tight, folks. link

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