Monday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-MDC Partners continues to keep its name in the news, this time launching prodco Shout Media, which will develop branded TV and digital media content. link

-Digg CEO Jay Adelson promises the throngs at Austin a new, more personalized version of the social news site. link

-A study in the journal Pediatrics found that a recent R.J. Reynolds print campaign for Camel No. 9 (gasp!) worked on teenage girls. link

-Facebook set to open an Austin office and an additional support center in, you guessed it, India. link

-Google gets closer to shutting it down in China. link

-Study: Close to half of global marketers use social media in their ad efforts. link

-Lady GaGa’s racy “Telephone” clip features oodles of product placement, many of them unpaid. link

-IKEA furnishes Parisian subway stations. link

-LL Bean launched an ecommerce portal and a direct mail/social media campaign to promote its 2010 signature line. link

-What’s so funny about a bird feed brand called “Fat Balls”? link

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