Friday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Anomaly London’s long, bleak, brutal new Christmas film doesn’t promote anything. It just tells the tale of the holiday from the POV of a Christmas tree.

-Big hit to IPG yesterday as UM lost the Chrysler media business to Publicis (Starcom) after nearly a decade.


-In other auto news, Chevy CMO Tim Mahoney will retire on March 1, but there’s no way McCann will have to defend that account.

-KFC has sold out of its 11 herbs and spices fire log. Damn you, Wieden + Kennedy.

-More About Advertising picked Mother as its creative agency of the year. And they just won Capital One.

-Longtime producer Jason Weissman (Grey, Bajibot) launched a new company called Woven Management.

-Kona Brewing Company picked space150 as its new social media AOR. Duncan Channon will continue to lead the brand’s creative.

-The U.K.’s Committee of Advertising Practice will soon officially ban ads featuring harmful gender stereotypes, and we would love to be a fly on the wall in those discussions.