Monday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-Grammy Ad Fail: HP’s bastardization of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” (above). link

-R/GA’s Boom app for Nike has racked up over 1 million downloads. link

-Just when things couldn’t get worse for Groupon… link

-Whoopsie. JC Penney gets caught and penalized by Google for manipulating search results. link

-Commercial production vets have teamed up to launch a new Soho-based VFX shop called Light of Day. link

-News Corp’s James Murdoch will have an onstage discussion with Sir Martin Sorrell on June 24 at Cannes.

-Deanna Ferrari rejoined Pittsburgh-based MARC USA as social business specialist.

-How’s this for a tender Valentine’s Day clip? link