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Thursday Odds and Ends

-Tracy Wong and Pat Doody will receive AAF Silver Medals at the Seattle ADDYs.

-Cannes extended its entry deadline to April 8. link

-LBi addresses “sock loss” in its new campaign for GE (above). link

-BBDO/Proximity launched its own “thousand cranes” effort to help Japan. link

-San Francisco-based production company TEAK hired digital directors Chris Gatewood and Andrew Schmeling along with director of interactive production, Angelina Muffelletto. link

-The seemingly beleaguered Groupon is now being accused of “bait and switch” advertising on Google.com. link

-Sean McDonald and Blaine van Bruggen joined TAXI as director, digital strategy and digital account director, respectively. link

-MRM Worldwide was among the big winners at Diageo’s Global Marketing Brilliance Awards. link

-Here’s how Kate Spade could have avoided its Facebook/Twitter promo fail. link

-At least Time Warner Cable seems to have a sense of humor about being included in Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America” tourney. link

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