Friday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-McCann Tbilisi gets in on the gender equality action with this UN Women spot about a female soccer player in Georgia (the country, not the state, duh).

-Grey New York CEO Debby Reiner tells Digiday that her success was all about working on stuff you love. Like Applebee’s.

-Wanna be the next Gary Vee? TIL that LinkedIn is the hot new tool for ad industry thought leaders!

-On that note, Coltrane Curtis got really fucking pissed at VaynerMedia’s repeated attempts to “recruit” him for a Dove influencer marketing campaign.

-Terri & Sandy (no more Solution) won creative AOR duties for Hain Celestial’s Better-For-You Pantry brands division.

-McDonald’s and The Olympics are breaking up. Must have been the performance-based pay model.

-Leo Burnett thinks Leo Burnett will win big at Cannes, according to Leo Burnett.

-Our advice for the making the most of Cannes: skip every single event and get wasted. Unless you win, of course…

-Gyro named Angela Kyle, formerly of Wolff Olins, as its head of new business development in the U.S. after going through a round of downsizing across offices.