Friday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-McCann London launched “Open Door Sundays” for Bisto, imploring viewers share a meal with neighbors one day a week (video above).

-The AP reports that daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge.

-“A petri dish of bullshit” is undoubtedly the best way to describe Facebook’s “news” curation operation.


-Even President Obama weighed in on the impact of fake news on social media.

-HP will lend financial support to its “Free the Bid” initiative to increase the number of female directors in advertising.

-AdAge asks, “Could John Lewis’s ‘Buster the Boxer’ Be the Last of the Real Ad Animals?

-72andSunny Amsterdam created water-proof onesies for biking in the rain. Yes, they look ridiculous.

-Campaign asks, “Will ‘authentic’ ads replace the blockbuster?

-Truffle Pig CEO Alexander Jutkowitz explains “Why Demographics Don’t Matter.”