Friday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-AT&T’s new spot amuses and makes us hungry at the same time.

-Groupon values itself at $15 billion. link


-Deutsch NY hired Y&R alum Helen O’Neill as VP, director of art production.

-ABC, Dr. Pepper create what they claim is the world’s first “promercial.” link

-Report: Direct, digital ad spend up nearly three percent in 2010. link

-The Verizon iPhone: Good for Apple, bad for RIM. link

-Lynn Teo joined AKQA as creative director and head of user experience. link

-Duane Reade reaches out to the hipsters in Williamsburg via a beer bar. link

-Sir Martin Sorrell is part of the crew informing the COI review. link

-Charles Cadell joined McCann Worldgroup as regional managing director, Southeast Asia and Australia