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Thursday Odds and Ends

-PJA Advertising CEO talk about the “dark side of agency life.” link

-Websites ally against Google in the local ad war. link

-10 tips on how to use the C-word, meaning crowdsourcing. link

-Groupon has closed about half of its $1 billion round of funding. link

-BP easily took the top spot in Consumerist’s biggest business debacle of 2010 list. link

-A U.S. district judge shoots down a Board of Health directive that requires displaying graphic anti-smoking ads in NYC. link

-Hey, look who’s accepting applications for a 2011 Summer internship. link

-Steve Hall makes the natural transition into writing about “sexy advertising” for Playboy’s SmokingJacket.com. link

Thanks everyone for a great 2010. Wishing all of you a Happy New Year. We are off tomorrow but will be back in full form on Monday, January 3. Onward to 2011!

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