Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-DraftFCB Chicago named AOR for Dow Solar Solutions. link

-French Connection gives us the portrait of the Dos Equis guy as a young man. link

-Wal-Mart and P&G hold giant corporate hands and kickstart family programming. link

-Microsoft appoints 13-year vet Gayle Troberman to chief creative officer. link

-James Poulter left Ogilvy PR London for a digital director post at Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster. link

-The Belgian ad agency pitch strike tests Ayn Rand’s idea from Atlas Shrugged. link

-Without warning, Google shuts down music blogs and in turn, years worth of archives. link

-The ANA and Nielsen have concluded the first two phases of their in-home commercial ratings test. link

-Grand Casino named Preston Kelly as its AOR. link

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