Friday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee Comment

-CP+B Brazil made this new spot for Johnnie Walker, which echoes rumors of a female-focused post-election U.S. effort but doesn’t really tell us much about whiskey.

-Copyranter thinks agencies are very bad at promoting themselves.

-Australian agencies including Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and M&C Saatchi are declining to work on a pending anti-gay marriage campaign with the hashtag #SayNoToNo.

-Chinese agencies did better than ever at last year’s Cannes Festival, yet their creative work is still “lagging behind other markets.

-Three New Yorkers have launched a new 20-person agency specifically focused on promoting Broadway shows and related events.

-Investors are going back and forth on MDC Partners stock, which had been slowly inching its way back up after last year’s drop.

-WPP can’t seem to decide what the MEC/Maxus mashup “Newco” wants to be when it grows up.

-Saatchi & Saatchi London and Toyota created an app that aims to help teens drive more safely by blocking all social media notifications.