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Thursday Odds and Ends

-So, what do “real ad men” think of Mad Men? link

-DUMBO-based Carrot Creative is now hopping on the “force choke” bandwagon, whatever that is. But Darth in the image above is the agency’s co-founder/chief product officer, Chris Petescia. link

-RIP Roger Ebert, whose review of one of my fave movies of all-time, Halloween, basically helped make it the success that it was. link

-The 4A’s wants to broaden the ad industry’s audience via its new “TruthBrief” competition, which asks those within the ad world to come up with a big creative idea. link

-NYC-based shop Decon has added director/photographer 13th Witness–aka Timothy McGurr–, who among other things has been commissioned to launch Nike’s Instagram account and worked with the mega-brand on Nike+ Fuel Band photography, to its roster. Here’s a link to some of the lad’s work.

-With today’s unveiling of Facebook Home, there’s been a flurry of reports that the Facebook phone is soon on its way. link

-According to local media advertising advisory firm BIA/Kelsey, mobile local ad revenues are expected to reach $9.1 billion in 2017. link

-It’s down to the quarterfinals of the Madden 25 cover vote with Joe Montana, Adrian Peterson, RGIII and Barry Sanders all in the mix.

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