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Tuesday Odds and Ends

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-Commonwealth/McCann creative chairman Linus Karlsson (pictured left, above)has launched a new “strategic, action-based creative company” called MING. Joining Karlsson, who will serve as CCO/chairman of the new operation, in the leadership mix are Brian DiLorenzo, CEO; and president Tara DeVeaux, who joins from BBDO where she served as EVP/account director. MING will be based in midtown NYC and run independently though it will partner with McCann Worldgroup. As for Karlsson and DiLorenzo, the pair will continue in their current roles at Commonwealth/McCann (the latter will continue supporting global production for the agency). link

-L.A./Dallas-based sister production companies Lucky 21 and Directorz have united under the moniker Lucky 21, which will represent directors including Jeff Bednarz, The Chartrands, and Tom Ryan. link

-A Nielsen study reports there was a 43% increase to $378 million for U.S. TV soccer ad dollars in 2013 versus $266 million in 2010. link

-Leo Burnett has released its 27th annual Cannes predictions listing. link

-Speaking of Cannes, it apparently costs quite a pretty penny per person to enter according to Business Insider. link

-Bi-coastal production company Tool has added interactive  director Aramique to its roster. link

-Here’s an infographic on “the art of deceptive advertising.” link

-Digiday posts five takeaways from native advertising. link

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HBO Will Help You Insult Your Co-Workers this Holiday Season

If you believe in the wisdom of Love Actually, that lovely 2003 Christmas rom-com that Americans have been failing to re-create for a number of years now, you know that the holiday season is the perfect time to tell people how you really feel about them.

Luckily, with the gift of HBO series box-sets, BBDO NY is saying that you can finally express your feelings for casual work acquaintances. Think of the possibilities! You can give that self-absorbed whiny crybaby Girls. You can give that booze-hound who likes playing dress-up Boardwalk Empire. You can give that fist-pumping loudmouth douchebag with terrible taste Entourage. You can give that guy who keeps quoting Borat like it’s still funny Da Ali G Show. You can give that failed musician Flight of the Conchords. You can even give your office crush The Wire to let he or she know that you have immaculate taste in classic TV. Credits after the jump.

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