Friday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Ogilvy debuted its Digital Labs space in New York. link

-MRM New York staffer Jessica Shipman, an account executive on the Diageo business, is trying to raise money for her volunteer teaching trip to Africa in January 2010. link


-Strawberry Frog beat out Critical Mass to win P&G’s global Pampers account. link

-Democrats surprisingly reject GOP’s proposal to stop stimulus ads. link

-Cablevision set to launch interactive advertising. link

-BusinessWeek and Interbrand ranked the “best global brands” with Coca-Cola and IBM again taking the 1 and 2 spots, respectively. link

-Yet another Abercrombie & Fitch hiring scandal has surfaced as the chain is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for not hiring a Muslim Tulsa teen because she wore a hijab. link, an online community and social media game, added Orlando Magic center and “Superman” himself Dwight Howard to its advisory board.

-Google loyalists and Bing enthusiasts can now get the best of both worlds with Bingle. link

-According to @jsmakr, here’s a brief list of advertising, digital marketing, social media and mobile folks you might want to follow on Twitter. link

-Maryland-based marketing firm Merkle launched LogicLab, a new media buying business that will apply data analytics to the process of evaluating, optimizing and purchasing advertising. link

-Pandora launched a video platform for entertainment industry advertisers. link

-A look at the Wheaties rebrand, which rips off the Axe logo in the process. link

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