Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

John Garofalo, senior designer, MRY won last night’s Pixels of Fury contest in New York sponsored by Shutterstock (video above). 

We hear that Beam Suntory Hornitos is two weeks late on a promise to resolve its creative review. Four agencies are waiting.


-WPP’s GroupM promoted Brian Lesser to North American CEO.

Pete Favat and Ted Royer support the E.R.A.S.E. campaign to help end school shootings.

-Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer says the FIFA scandal hasn’t hurt the brand (which is a FIFA sponsor). 

New York Life appointed Anomaly, MediaVest and Weber Shandwick as its agencies for an integrated campaign next year

Smith & Milton appointed Rob Wade as group creative director.

Audio post-production company Sound Lounge appointed John Rota as executive producer