Friday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-This “Tiger Babe” animation from animation duo Hey Beautiful Jerk (which just announced a partnership with post-production company Postal) is really something.

-The feds have come for Havas in an expanding investigation over alleged media kickbacks. It’s 2016 all over again.


-Some women in the agency world aren’t too optimistic about social change (read: gender equality) coming to this industry.

-VML is the big winner in that Y&R merger, The Drum says.

Martin Sorrell agrees, telling MediaPost that he would have been “more sensitive and magnanimous” to avoid hurting the feelings of Y&R leadership.

-Speaking of which, Renault reportedly wants to merge OMD and Publicis. That should go well.

-Got lemons? Make a big-ass Amstel Light billboard like Service Plan did in Madrid.

-Milwaukee’s Mortenson Kim acquired nearby Raidious and its 25 employees.