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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Here’s how to help your fellow creatives (and hopefully just anyone) in Japan and Christchurch. link

-According to a tweet from McCann, its Tokyo office has taken most brand TV spots off the air and clients are instead posting PSAs, info spots, etc. link

-Steve Jobs has reached out to his Apple team in Japan. link

-WPP’s Compete has built a media planning tool for online, mobile and TV. link

-The state of NYC billboard ads could be changed. link

-KBS+P unit Ramona debuts one of several ads in its 2011 Tecate campaign (above).

-50 years of advertising research will be compressed into one anniversary issue of, yep, Journal of Advertising Research. link

-Pepsi takes a backseat to Diet Coke as the #2 cola brand. Guess who’s #1? link

-Fast Company‘s April cover story covers some company called Google. link

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