Friday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-BBDO, former South Park/current BlueRock editor Tom Vogt and comedic everyman Fred Willard have teamed up for a new series of web vids for FedEx. link

-W+K Portland wants to add some paper to your swagger, offering $10,000 for the best user-created spot touting the musty funk of Old Spice Swagger. link

-Anheuser-Busch InBev has put out a call for Budweiser UK advertising pitches, with incumbents DDB and Fallon squaring off against the likes of TBWA\London and RKCR/Y&R. link

-Saatchi & Saatchi, London hired Steve Davies as design director and Martin Buckwell as senior digital creative. link

-While Microsoft and Yahoo made their search partnership and joint battle against Google official, many advertisers are still not compelled to increase spending. link

-Deutsch, New York promoted Eve Kornblum and Guy Williams to EVPs/ co-directors of broadcast production. link

-Most folks still don’t know jack about Twitter. link

-Catastrophic keywords can eliminate Gmail contextual ads. link

-Social media guru/author Dave Evans signed on as strategic advisor to 20:20 Webtech, a firm based in New Delhi. link

-Coca-Cola this week unveiled its awful-sounding sparkling milk beverage Vio. link

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