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Industry Buzz & Snippets: 07/30/09

We're all 'Mad Men' here

Agencies and Marketing Execs:

  • Bizo's hired John Whitmore for Director-Sales.
  • Pelco named Herve Fages director of global marketing.
  • True Media has acquired Search Driven Technologies, based in St. Louis.
  • Whittmanhart/NY will be developing, the official New York State tourism website, for Saatchi & Saatchi and the Dept. of Economic Development.

Biz Buzz:

Campaigns of Note:

  • Contributing to a perennial avatar craze, AMC now lets online users 'Mad Men' themselves. After creating a self-portrait in the animated likeness of a Mad Men character, users have the option to download the image for their desktops, social networks and mobile phones.

Legal, Government and Regulation:

  • After winning a legal battle, Apple is now free to promote the App Store as the only such option for its iPhone.


  • Ad markets are growing more stable, according to CEO Jeff Bewkes of Time Warner. He admits, however, "we aren't seeing any major improvements."


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User Experience:


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