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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Skippable YouTube ads go live! link

-Disney puts its media buying/planning account, which has been handled by Starcom since 2001, into play. link

-NBA star Dwight Howard plays NBA Jam with random passersby in NYC. How’s that for promotion? link

-LBi promoted Jennifer Hill and Michael Nurse to client partner, director of client services and director of strategy, respectively, in its Atlanta office. link

-Is the FTC’s “do not track” plan a Google killer? link

-AvatarLabs appointed Suzanne Abramson Norr as COO.

-Cossette splits Cossette West, launches Dare in North America. link

-The Social Network topped the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards. link

-Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitello tells Tiger Woods he needs to start winning for their partnership to “make sense.” Uh oh.  link

-Is the American public buying GM’s commercial thanking them for bailing the automaker out? link

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