Friday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Netflix worked with production company Stink to launch “500 Hours” in time for Valentine’s Day (video above).

-Carnival Corporation began an evaluation of its global media agency relationships and costs across brands.

-Centerline Digital executive strategy director Caitlin Vlastakis Smith shares “Four Lessons From Losing a Pitch.”


-Leo Burnett built a livable model of Vincent Van Gogh‘s “The Bedroom” for Airbnb and The Art Institute of Chicago.

John Kasich hired Republican media consultant Rex Elsass to help oversee his TV ad campaign.

Nick Baughan, CEO of WPP-owned media agency Maxus in the U.K. embraces calls to ensure equal pay among genders, saying “Business leaders have an obligation to address the shocking gender pay gap by holding the mirror up to their own organisations.”

-Forever Beta added Stan Cheung and Jonathan Benson to its creative department

-Copyranter Mark Duffy gives some “advice to aspiring female copywriters.”