Friday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Moms of HBO stars read their children’s lines in Mekanism’s “Like A Mother” spot (video above).

-Vivendi offered over $2.5 billion to buy a majority stake in Havas.

-Analysts worry the deal would “affect perceptions of media agency neutrality.”

Grant Hunter is returning to the U.K. as iris executive creative director for Europe.

-A new Forrester Consulting study commissioned by American Express examines “How Gen Z Expectations Are Reshaping Brand Experiences.”

-Leo Burnett Hong Kong creative director Gianni Gurnani says his drag hobby (his stage name is Gigi Giubilee) helps him stay creative and confident.

Baldiri Ros joined gyro Madrid as executive creative director

-U.K. agencies are battling stress with…bunnies?