Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham Comment

-Miles Nadal & Co. at MDC Partners have reported their results for the three and twelve months ended Dec. 31, 2013. Among the notable numbers, the holding company experienced 8.3 percent organic revenue growth in 2013 as a whole while revenue itself increased 8.1 percent from $1.06 billion to $1.15 billion. link

-We’ll gladly have Mila Kunis serve as our guide through Jim Beam’s 219-year history in a new spot from FutureWorks, a joint venture between Sydney indie agency The Works, StrawberryFrog and Jung von Matt (above). link

-Brooklyn-based healthy beverage/snack maker Organic Gemini has appointed NYC agency JWALK, which specializes in beverages/spirits, fashion/retail and lifestyle work, as its first agency of record. There was no review and media spending is undisclosed.

-Our old pal Rich Siegel ponders the disappearance of the AOR motif. link

-The New York Festivals “World’s Best Advertising” show is now accepting entries for the Torch Awards, a competition for young creative that, in its inaugural year, focuses on “the art of the pitch.” link

-The end is nigh, according to this bizarre ad that aired during NBC Sports Network’s Olympics coverage. link

-Here is Budweiser’s 10-second teaser for its 2014 World Cup ad, which was created by Anomaly and is dubbed “Rise as One.” link; link