NEWS IN BRIEF: 7 June 2011

By AdNews | 7 June 2011

Freelancer.com kicks off crowdsourcing logo service
Freelancer.com has launched a crowdsourcing site dedicated to logos. The site will leverage Freelancer.com's purported 2.6 million freelancers, of which 600,000 are designers. Clients will post a brief for a logo and receive submissions from freelance designers.

Bing voice search on Xbox
Microsoft has integrated Bing voice search on Xbox, allowing users to search through their files and Xbox Marketplace with voice command. The service launches in the US and won't be available in Australia immediately.

Mars moves global creative account 
It has been reported that Mars has consolidated its global creative accounts with Omnicom-owned networks BBDO and DDB. AMV BBDO, the incumbent on the Mars and Snickers brands in the UK, will take on global duties on the brands, and will pick up the global and UK accounts for Galaxy, Whiskas and Pedigree. These accounts were won from TBWA without a pitch. The global account for Twix is also moving from TBWA to BBDO New York. Mars Skittles and Starburst brands are moving from TBWA to DDB. 

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