Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-According to reports, Media judges at the Cannes Lions are set to protest regarding block voting allegations. link

-If you missed it, here’s the 2012 Effie Effectiveness Index. link

-Commercial director Bryan Buckley, who has reportedly helmed over 40 Super Bowl spots, is taking a stab at his first feature-length, an adaptation of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. link

-New York-based design/branding agency The Nation revamped its website, moved into new digs and created a branding package for Yahoo’s “advertising solution” called Genome. link

-Indianapolis shop Young & Laramore teamed up with Caviar directors Matt & Oz to create the above spot for the former’s client, Schlage. If you’d like, you can also check out the details on Schlage’s digital/physical scavenger hunt dubbed “The Key to Strong Challenge.”

-Materne North America juice brand GoGo squeeZ has tapped Big Spaceship as its digital AOR. Here’s the first effort from the new partnership.

-What the hell is going on with Twitter today? link

-Here’s Leo Burnett celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Cannes predictions at the Majestic Barriere.

-WPP/GroupM media shop Mindshare has a launched a new strategic planning and integration platform. link

-Will Japan really outlaw YouTube? link