Ruff love: Pedigree's UK adoption drive campaign includes a video (above) that will reveal pt. 2 of abandoned dog's story after 25,000 views. (Click, save Charlie!) More brands in the news this morning:
Pass the buck (and beach ball): Gulf oil spill hearing in Washington awash in finger-pointing, as BP pays $200,000 for BP-free ad campaign to lure tourists back to the Gulf. (Tell us: how will the Gulf oil disaster affect green marketing? Post a comment here.)
Move over, iPad ... What's up? Docs: Verizon Wireless is working on a tablet with Google ... which touted Google Docs to businesses ahead of Microsoft's Office 2010 launch today.
GM can't quit GMAC: General Motors wants to get back into auto financing, a source tells AP.
That's cold: Dunkin' Donuts fans who missed out on free iced coffees yesterday moaned on Facebook and Twitter.
Say cheese, get back to work: Chrysler is prepping a new image campaign featuring employees.
No 3D articles? Playboy's June issue will feature a 3D centerfold and glasses sponsored by HBO.
Peter Chernin back in the game: Murdoch's former #2 is quietly assembling a "vast media empire."
Peacock unruffled: At US cable show, Comcast CEO (and Chernin pal) Brian Roberts promised editorial control for NBC Universal.
iBat: Chevy's new 3D baseball game for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch rated C for cool.
iVF: Vanity Fair launches on the iPad today.
iWant Your Text: Nokia retools in bid to beat Apple's iPhone.
comScore says: Yahoo gains search market share at Google's expense.
Surfin' UAE: Body Glove is expanding into the United Arab Emirates.
Eatin' UAE: Wendy's/Arby's combo restaurant launches in Dubai ahead of Dubuque.
Streamium: Showtime eyes premium streaming online video service.
"Lost" in space: US cable operators' signals threatened by drifting satellite.
Anti-Facebook: NYU students develop a privacy-conscious social network.
Facebook ante: FB shields new users from controversial instant personalization.
Latte dough: Starbucks' FB page valued at $20.7 million (Coke: $4.6M) in rating of brands' FB pages.
No excuses: Acura campaign positions vehicle as no-brainer "sensible" luxury buy.
AOL A-OK: TechCrunch gives thumbs up to new AOL homepage.
Meet the Robbins: They're Buick's target demo.
FIFA la Visa: 2010 World Cup app for Facebook and other social media is sponsored by Visa.
Accommodations extra: Macy's launches website, VisitMacysUSA.com, touting brands in eight languages.
Glee Club: Unilever and P&G are infatuated with Rodgers and Hammerstein's show tunes.
Forget Newsgleek: Glee creator accuses Newsweek of homophobia.
Shanghai Tang: New Harrods owner plots China expansion.
Bamboo you: Dell's bamboo packaging is now compostable.
Floral Machismo: Liberty of London to launch 200-piece men's fashion line.
Football vs. Futbol: US men's soccer uniform for World Cup deemed ho-hum.
EasyPrey: EasyJet ads target BA ahead of strike.
Virtual feast: Target and Macy's donate $5.8 million to fight hunger.
Centerfold-out Couch: Really, Axe?
On the other hand: Sarah Palin is working on a second book.