Wednesday Odds and Ends

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-If you’ve ever wondered what “One out of every seven children die before their fifth birthday” or the word “diarrhea” sound like when delivered by a model attempting to be sexy, Big Block Live and Save The Children have got you covered (video above). link

-Corbis Entertainment, a division of Bill Gates’ Corbis company, announced the launch of Branded Entertainment Network. “BEN is a natural next phase for our entertainment division, one that brings a desktop utility to the multitude of assets and relationships gained by our 2012 acquisition of Norm Marshall & Associates (NMA), the biggest name in entertainment marketing and product placement, said Corbis CEO Gary Shenk.

-Jack Kliger resigns as CEO of TV Guide Magazine. link

-Houses.com has selected Blue Fountain Media as its national interactive advertising agency of record.

-London-based digital advertising company Adstream is opening a U.S. headquarters in Flatiron. link

-Birmingham-based integrated agency Luckie & Company announces new leadership: John Gardner as president, Brad White as chief creative officer and Chris Statt as chief operating officer.

-Carmichael Lynch extends GNC’s “Beat Average” campaign with new social and digital component. link

-Jonathon Ker has joined production company GreatGuns USA as parnter and executive producer. link

-Jodi Chisarick was named senior vice president and general sales manager, media sales of Twentieth Television.