Monday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-While Mad Men‘s season five premiere was its most-watched show ever, some people aren’t happy about the half-hour’s worth of advertisements. link

-JWT NY and Digitaria have created a digital mag for Qualcomm called Qualcomm Spark. link

-Jalopnik offers us the 10 worst automaker websites. link

-Speaking of automakers, Team Mazda came up with the above to promote the brand’s CX-5.

-Arnold global CEO Andrew Bennett discusses pitching ad life to the digital generation at the 4A’s. link

-Chicago/Santa Monica-based prodco Optimus promoted Mike Ciacciarelli and Donnie Bauer to ECD and CD, respectively.

-Dallas private university SMU is hosting an end-of-semester, final critique for its creative students on May 2. link

-Best Buy alum Kristi Burrows joined Butler, Shine Stern & Partners as director of business strategy.

-Microsoft, with the help of U.S. Marshals, raided two web hosting companies on Friday. link

-New York-based creative studio Charlex added creatives Kristian Mercado and Elliot Lim to its roster. link