Tuesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-We can’t think of a more effective way to insist that you scoop your dog’s poop than the above ad. Neither can the U.K. apparently, as this outdoor effort spread across bus shelters there since May has helped cut “dog fouling” in half. link; link

-Despite getting whipped by Facebook in virtually every category of usage, MySpace still barely clings to the top spot for paid ad spending on social networks. Next year’s total projected social network spend? $1.3 billion. link


-Miami-based agency la comunidad was named AOR for Hispanic communications for Corona Extra and Modelo Especial. Time for a Summerbration ! link

-New York-based IPG agency UM remains media AOR for Nationwide Insurance. link

-Euro RSCG Discovery hired Universal McCann, Ogilvy and RAPP alum Jatinder Singh as Managing Director. link

-The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas offers a dreamy synth soundscape and clever animation in a promotional trailer for his first solo album Phrazes for the Young. link

-PETA veers from bulls to chickens as subject matter; this time Mickey D’s is their latest target. Expect the usual subtle messaging. link

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