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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Steve Jobs lays the smackdown on Adobe. link

-Meanwhile, Mr. Jobs joins the likes of Lady Gaga and Conan O’Brien on Time‘s 100 Most Influential People list. link

-ABC: Oprah Winfrey‘s $100 million Procter & Gamble deal may “rock old advertising model.” link

-Did Lipton Yellow Label inspire Lalo Schifrin when he composed the Mission: Impossible score? DDB Paris imagines so. link

-WPP spent 20% on digital in 2009, largely on building new ad technology. link

-LBi UK director of strategy and planning Christian Purser left to head up Iris’s digital planning team. link

-Audi is truly making its Iron Man 2 alliance known by teaming up with Paramount and Marvel to launch the “Tony Stark Challenge”. link

-Euro RSCG, London hired senior planner Samantha Alonso and planner Rachel Filer. link

-Four reasons to fire your digital ad agency. link

-Culver City, CA hybrid marketing firm Pitch was named promotions AOR for NBC Entertainment. link

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