Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

SS+K poked fun at holiday standards in this “Grouchy Carols” campaign for Smile Train, a charity that provides surgery for kids with cleft palates (video above). 

Stance Socks and Zambezi teamed up to pay homage to Star Wars in an interactive experience guided by one’s hand movements. 

The Advertising Club of New York and Google named Giant Spoon associate director of strategy Adam Wiese as the winner of its Young Innovator Award


-Adlip explains why global agency Ketchum is focusing on Africa.

-Adweek explains “Why Allstate Is Going to Drop an Actual Car Through a Shredder.”

-Ad Age Datacenter found that “U.S. ad agency employment is at its highest level since 2001.”

-Copyranter Mark Duffy asks “What the hell is going on with toilet paper advertising?

Dentsu Aegis Network won European media buying and planning duties for Honda, following a review.