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Thursday Morning Stir

-33Across co-founder/CEO Eric Wheeler offers his five predictions for online advertising in 2013. link

-With no NHL action in sight, Nike rallies Canadians in a new effort that proclaims “hockey is ours” (above).

-IPG legal staffer Joy Noel has refiled her discrimination lawsuit against the holding company and two of its former execs. link

-The last of your agency holiday leftovers comes to us from Mother and JCPenney, who offer their own version of “12 Days of Christmas.” link

-Thanks to Congress passing a bill before the holidays that removes restrictions preventing companies from sharing customer rental history, Netflix plans to roll out “social features” in 2013. link

-2012 was apparently the year that memes’ half-life was cut in half. link

-Chicago-based integrated communications firm RR Donnelley appointed current group president Daniel L. Knotts as COO. Knotts succeeds John R. Paloian, who is retiring after over 25 years in the industry.

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