Friday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster Comment


-Saatchi & Saatchi and Toyota co-opted Lesley Gore‘s 1963 feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me” to sell cars to young people (video above), and research says it worked.

-Why do so many rappers rep Grey Poupon? Because TV ads still work, even if they last ran in 1997.

-Google can stop pretending it doesn’t use its search engine to promote its own business.

Jeff Goodby advises: “Work for Bosses Who Can Take a Joke.”

-Snapchat is selling itself hard to U.K. agencies, but they’re like, show us the numbers.

-This week, Cheil global CCO Malcolm Poynton told the London International Awards Creative LIAisons in Vegas that we are living in “a golden age” of advertising.

-DeVry University (a for-profit college) reached a settlement with The Department of Education over deceptive advertising.

-The Drum launched its annual Diversity Census.

Kentucky agency Cornett will begin selling a “Marketing Buzzword Jar” next month in an attempt to mock/kill industry buzzwords. 

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