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Monday Odds and Ends

-The season six finale of Mad Men was the highest-rated finale in the show’s history, delivering a 2.1 household rating and 2.7 million viewers (1.3 million adults 25-54).

-NYC/London-based research consultancy the magnetic collective has brought on former Razorfish associate director/account planning Gayle Malone as a partner.

-Canadian luxury hotel chain Metropolitan Hotels has named DDB PR as its agency partner.

-Staying up north for a sec, Rethink Vancouver and Holiday Films’ directing duo Adam & Dave show us how orgasms have been proven to kill pain (above).

-The Art Directors Club has announced the winners of its Ford-sponsored “Portfolio Night All-Stars” competition. link

-Director Ryan Hope has signed to the roster of L.A.-based prodco The Directors Bureau for commercial and music video representation.

-Ogilvy & Mather has been named most effective agency network by Effie Worldwide for the second straight year. link

-Microsoft is launching its ad-free “Bing for Schools” service this fall. link

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