Friday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Satirical industry blog Adweak has returned after a prolonged absence, this time in Twitter form. You must follow the dude now. link

-Microsoft has tapped Wunderman to handle global ad work for MSN, Bing and Windows 7. link


-After trying to warm our cockles with a somewhat apologetic TV spot last month, GM is trying a new sales route through a partnership deal with eBay. link

-The site Commercial Alert takes a look at the intrinsic bond between bands and brands. Because when I think of Apple, The Game automatically comes to mind. link

-Direct/digital agency RAPP welcomed Publicis alum Norbert Fruteau de Laclos as Brand Experience Director. link

-Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty to vandalism charges in Boston and got two years probation. link

-TV networks, the Advertising Coalition and other media companies are in a tizzy over a House plan to levy taxes on pharma ads. link