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Honoring Our Veterans

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On this Veteran’s Day, the world recognizes the 91st Anniversary of the end of WWI. The day also holds additional special meaning given the shootings last week at Fort Hood. Some companies are running promotions, and announcing donations or other related programs:

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), launched a new series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) as a part of its National Veteran Support Campaign with the Ad Council.

AgencySpy has the video from Applebees’ promotion. All vets and active duty personnel can eat for free today at Applebees.

Porter Novelli is working with the Bob Woodruff Foundation for their Tweet to Remind campaign.

Overstock.com raised more than $30,000 for Veterans.

Non-profit Give an Hour(TM) provided nearly $2 million in services to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families.

Mobile non-profit services company mGive launched a donation via text campaign.

350+ Hooters Restaurants launched the 6th Annual Operation: Calendar Drop today, in which the restaurants plan to send out tens of thousands of calendars to troops overseas during the holidays.

Is your organization doing something? Let us know.

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Spin the Agencies of Record

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[Barrett-Jackson once auctioned Robosaurus, via Jalopnik]

This edition of Spin the Agencies of Record highlights account wins in online advertising, disposable dinnerware, car auctions, software and a Twitter campaign to support troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan:

Trylon SMR brings contextual meaning to Peer39‘s PR program as agency of record. Peer39 is an online semantic ad company.

OLSON sits at the table with disposable dinnerware company Chinet for ad, media and PR duties

R&R Partners wins the bidding for Barrett-Jackson Auction Company to become agency of record to handle PR, advertising, digital marketing, social media, traditional media, event and sponsorship initiatives to promote three upcoming auctions.

Weber Shandwick goes over the top for over-the-top settop software provider Syabas

Bob Woodruff‘s kids Mack and Cathryn mobilize teens for the Porter Novelli-sponsored TweetToReMIND.org to raise money this Memorial day for returning U.S. troops