Friday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Big Spaceship enlisted Mandy Patinkin, Lena Headey and Keegan-Michael Key for a campaign for International Rescue Committee paying homage to influential refugees for World Refugee Day, which was yesterday, June 20 (video above). “This project is a powerful reminder that so many of the world’s most important, influential and renowned people had to leave their country of origin for safer havens, and without them so much would be missing,” Big Spaceship CCO Cedric Devitt said in a statement. “We don’t think about these things enough, it’s been a privilege for everyone here, and hopefully a life-changing difference to some refugees somewhere.”

-Former TraceyLocker creative director Karen Dunbar is suing the Omnicom agency for sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

-Multicultural agency Orcí launched a social media campaign to celebrate Pride Month.


Branded engagements are now a thing as influencers continue to ruin everything.

-Pernod Ricard, meanwhile, has taken influencer marketing in-house for a number of its brands.

-Papa John’s is adding $80 million to its advertising budget. That’s a lot of pepperoni!

-Marketers are worried about content on social media platforms, but they’re definitely not ready to encourage breaking up those monopolies.

-Digiday’s Kristina Monllos takes a look at the extended payment issue.

-72andSunny Amsterdam hired Sarah Sutton as director of communications strategy.