Friday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Indie agency Jones Knowles Ritchie created the logo and brand film for Marble, a new UNICEF initiative that “harnesses big data for public good.”

-Campaign reports that the FBI has subpoenaed LVMH in its media buying probe. That company’s U.S. business went from Havas to Dentsu last year, but neither agency appears to be part of the investigation at this time.

-We got your D&AD winners list right here. (Spoiler: Droga5 and W+K took home a few.)


-Target is looking to buy WPP’s retail division Triad so it can place more ads online, according to The Wall Street Journal’s sources.

-McSweeney’s explains what consumers really need: a purpose-driven paper towel brand.

-Flaming Lips founder Wayne Coyne has joined WPP’s Deeplocal as experience designer.

-Twitter is running more ads, which means more annoying spam.

-Is this GSK effort the world’s first completely automated digital OOH campaign? And how closely will it track your every move?

-ICYMI, Crain’s profiled Liz Taylor, Leo Burnett’s new global CCO and “the most powerful woman in Chicago advertising.”

-McCann promoted Alex Lubar to APAC president.