Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-TBWA\Vietnam launched a new spot for X-Men (the Vietnamese men’s personal care brand, not the superheroes). It was directed by a 21 Jump Street alum (not the one you’re thinking of). link

-Publishers’ ad pricing and ad technology info for the iPad comes to light. link

-Online ad firms Connexus Corporation and Epic Advertising have announced their merger. link

-Former McDonald’s CMO William Lamar was inducted alongside the previously mentioned Pat Fallon into the AAF’s Hall of Fame. link

-King’s Hawaiian Bakery tapped Los Angeles-based agency Dailey to handle its integrated U.S. ad account. link

-The NAA reports that newspaper online ad revenue dropped 12% in 2009 from the previous year. link

-GoDaddy follows Google’s lead and pulls back in China. link

-PETA throws Octomom a bone by making her the face of a new ad campaign. link

-Joe Biden’s F-bomb turns into an online entrepreneur’s bonanza. link

-NY-based sound mix company Sonic Union formed an alliance with veteran voice casting director and 15-year BBDO vet Maria Pappalardo. link

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