Monday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-SapientNitro opened an office in Dubai. link

-Taylor Swift is the latest famous person to join 180LA/Sony’s “Make.Believe” marketing blitz. link

-YouTube opens a rental store. link

-For the first time, marketers spent more on internet advertising than in magazines in 2009. link

-CNet things AT&T should buy Foursquare. link

-PromaxBDA is giving a lifetime achievement award to Hef. link

-Virgin America’s web AOR Rokkan further redesigned and added better functionality to the brand’s homepage. link

-Is Wal-Mart conducting an ad test that makes customers pay more for products? link

-When does product placement become false advertising? link

-A new play called Generation buY, which exposes/satirizes techniques for marketing to kids, opens in NYC next month. link

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