Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Vampires, bayou mayhem and a dark, sexy tune from Depeche Mode combine to make one sweet promo for True Blood‘s Season 2 finale. link

-The Sun Products Corporation named Merkley + Partners as AOR for All laundry detergent. link

-Global digital agency Nurun launched its new website with community platform in tow. link

-Tasteless or tee-hee? DDB’s new Bud Light Lime spot wonders how people give it or get it “in the can.” link

-Veer, a producer/provider of visual and design elements, has kicked off its “Take a Picture” challenge for creatives in the U.S. and Canada that can net winners one of 190 one-month subscriptions on Veer Marketplace, as well as a grand prize package worth more than $8,000. link

-Colangelo Synergy Marketing ECD Ben Applebaum has co-written The Book of Beer Pong. link

-Team One has launched a new campaign for Santa Monica, CA non-profit group Heal the Bay called “We’re All Lifeguards.” link

-Mediaweek is now accepting nominations for its 24th annual Media All-Star Awards. link

-Marketing duo Eric Yaverbaum and Mark DiMassimo have launched politically-based site, which hopes to convince all of Congress to sign a pledge and agree to never vote on any bill before personally reading and understanding every word of it. link

-Jimmy Buffett is a marketing juggernaut. link

-A study by marketing research firm Epsilon finds that 18-25 year-olds, or millenials as they’re so preciously named, are more receptive to permission-based email offers. link

-Dick’s Sporting Goods unveiled its mobile site during ESPN Kickoff Week on the monstrosity that is Cowboy Stadium’s HDTV board. link

-A ban on booze advertising would be catastrophic for the direct marketing industry. link

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