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Tuesday Morning Stir

-ZenithOptimedia’s latest forecast expects ads pend to grow to 4.3 percent to $502 billion by the end of 2012, a downgrade from the Publicis Groupe media company’s 4.8 percent forecast in March.

-Former Google director Michael Barrett joined Yahoo as chief revenue officer. link

-Microsoft has unveiled its Surface tablet to rival the iPad. link

-Adidas has decided to pull its shackled sneaker line. link

-Former CP+B creative Tiffany Rolfe explains her new gig at Co: Collective. link

-Speaking of CP+B, the agency picked up the Grand Prix for Promo & Activation as well as Director for its AmEx campaign (above).

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