Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-Google’s instant real-time search goes live. link

-NYC-based shop Mark & Phil make a pitch to George Clooney. link


-U.S. newspaper publishers reported the smallest drop in second-quarter advertising spending in four years. link

-Baby carrots never seemed so erotic (above). link

-FADER Media hired Justin Thomas Kay as creative director.

-Boulder Digital Works appointed Mullen CCO Edward Boches, Modernista’s Matt Howell and Crispin VP Scott Prindle to its board of directors.

-MDC-owned firm Bruce Mau Design gets involved with Showtime. link

-Budget Travel mag hired Lisa Schneider as digital GM, Robert Perino, as AD, Laura Michonski as deputy online editor, and Angelo Lombardo, who joins as the NYC ad account executive.

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