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Thursday Odds and Ends

-George Parker‘s Confessions of a Mad Man is on sale at Amazon. link

-What’s the state of marketing? The CMO Council fills us in. link

-Microsoft reported a 30 percent profit jump. link

-Google has unveiled a credit card for ad clients. link

-MRM has launched new Facebook interfaces for GMC and Buick. link

-The five families discuss the ad business. link

-Snickers gets musical in a global creative campaign. link

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