Friday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-BBDO and AT&T reminded viewers that Valentine’s Day should be better than just okay (video above).

-Volkswagen named Johannes Leonardo as its new lead creative agency in the U.S.

-Keurig Dr Pepper appointed Initiative as its media agency of record for the U.S. and Canada.


-Remember that Valentine’s Day mural on 29th and 6th Ave. we told you to keep an eye on? Yesterday, Change The Ref and OOH agency Colossal Media transformed it into a statement on gun violence one year after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

-Olivia Munn really wants you to adopt a rescue dog in this Ad Council campaign by JWT New York (no Wunderman).

-Also: the case in which middle-aged white men claim that JWT London discriminated against them is going to tribunal.

-The Wonderful Company’s in-house agency crafted a wine brand in under a year.

-FCB global CCO Susan Credle confesses that she loves advertising.

-A creative team at Anomaly came up with Koncept Sutra to help creatives with the concepting process.

-Apple acquired U.K. digital marketing firm DataTiger.