Thursday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Julia Stiles replaces Hef in Stoli’s ad campaign.

-Pinnacle Foods, which sells Vlasic pickles and Duncan Hines mixes among other grocery store staples, is planning to shift its $20-30 million ad account to KBS+P. link

-Lance Armstrong’s last Tour de France appearance is boosting ad interest for the event. link

-Wal-Mart is still the most powerful retailer when it comes to global brand value. link

-Google chief Eric Schmidt says you can trust them with your data. link

-Digital ad firm Indelible will launch cosmetic company Laura Mercier’s first-ever digital and social media campaign. link

-Iran is not a fan of U.S. brands. link

-Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff is now handling marketing efforts for a kosher pizza shop called Tov’s Pizza. Lateral career move, if you ask us. link

-Heidi Montag will not have ads on her website. Phew. link

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