Friday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-BETC Paris worked with AgaisntAllOdds on this animated “Special Christmas” spot for Swiss department store Manor (video above).

-RPA vice president, creative director, social media J Barbush discusses “‘Man Up’ and 5 Other Terms to Keep Out of the Office.”

-A new Infectious Media report explains “Why 86% of Brands Plan to Take Part of Their Programmatic Spend In-House.”


Brad Jakeman discussed the “gut-wrenching” backlash to a certain Pepsi ad.

-JWT London planner Lucy Moody asks, “Is Christmas Finally Spurring the Industry Towards Diversity and Inclusion?

-Geometry Global U.K. appointed Elspeth Lynn as chief creative officer.

Southeast Asian ride-hailing Grab is partnering with Walt Disney to promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.

-Hillgrove Public Relations Founder Richard J. Hillgrove VI says “Winter is coming for the blockbuster Christmas ad.”