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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Tracy Wong and Pat Doody will receive AAF Silver Medals at the Seattle ADDYs.

-Cannes extended its entry deadline to April 8. link

-LBi addresses “sock loss” in its new campaign for GE (above). link

-BBDO/Proximity launched its own “thousand cranes” effort to help Japan. link

-San Francisco-based production company TEAK hired digital directors Chris Gatewood and Andrew Schmeling along with director of interactive production, Angelina Muffelletto. link

-The seemingly beleaguered Groupon is now being accused of “bait and switch” advertising on Google.com. link

-Sean McDonald and Blaine van Bruggen joined TAXI as director, digital strategy and digital account director, respectively. link

-MRM Worldwide was among the big winners at Diageo’s Global Marketing Brilliance Awards. link

-Here’s how Kate Spade could have avoided its Facebook/Twitter promo fail. link

-At least Time Warner Cable seems to have a sense of humor about being included in Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America” tourney. link

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Wongdoody Undergoes Name Change

While he continues in his quest to revamp Compton’s image, Court Crandall is getting some love from his day job, as the Wongdoody ECD/partner’s name along with CEO Ben Wiener‘s are now being added to the nameplate. As a result, the Seattle/Los Angeles-based operation will now be known as Wong, Doody, Crandall, Wiener.

In a statement, Crandall, whose Ground Zero shop merged with his current employer last year, says, “The name change will naturally get all the attention, but the real story here, is the multi-disciplinary nature of this company. From traditional to digital to retail to branded entertainment, we can honestly do it all at the highest level.” Er, well, there was Quiznos, but nonetheless, current WDCW clients include ESPN and Alaska Airlines and the agency also handles retail design for T-Mobile and the NBA among others.