Friday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Omar comin’ for NBA star Klay Thompson in this esoteric spot for Kaiser Permanente directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) and produced by Stink.

-SAG-AFTRA, the ANA and the 4A’s have officially agreed to new commercial contracts, but the union will continue protesting BBH. pulled an ad from the first campaign by Anomaly Toronto after its depiction of an interracial relationship drew criticism from those who thought its “white savior” narrative downplayed the historical realities of slavery and rape.


-According to Code & Theory, Code & Theory is flourishing under the Stagwell Group “Ark.”

-Unilever spent more on marketing this quarter, primarily because it cut all those pesky agency fees.

-If you subscribe to Digiday, here’s an agency pitch deck from Snapchat, which is trying to prove it’s still relevant to the 92 million U.S. users who see its ads every month.

-We strongly doubt that agencies will ever “embrace audits.”

-What’s the secret to Jeff Goodby’s success? Being open to everything, he says.

Howard Bowler of cannabis company Green Point Creative and Hobo launched a new long-form Hobo Films division with the release of this sneak preview of TV series “The System.”