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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Wendy’s has dethroned Burger King as the number two burger chain in the U.S. behind, of course, McDonald’s. link; link

-Saatchi & Saatchi LA and Furlined director Brian Aldrich team up for Toyota’s “The Recruits” campaign, which is airing during March Madness (above). link

-HP is set to combine its printer and PC groups. Wonder what kind of effect this will have, if any, on the brand’s PC creative review.¬† link

-Y&R Chicago alum Pete Talaba joined Digital Kitchen as its first director of brand strategy.

-San Francisco shop Heat was named AOR for solar power company, Sunrun.

-O&M India executive chairman Piyush Pandey will become the first South Asian to receive a CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony, which takes place May 15 in New York.

-AKQA CCO Rei Inamoto, who’s seemingly everywhere these days, will serve as 2012 AICP Next Judging Chair and MC at the Next Awards presentation in June.

-Here’s a press conference clip starring Volvo and its newest pitchman, Jeremy Lin. link

-When Skynet becomes self-aware, we can always blame Amazon. link

 

 

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