Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-New York’s Bajibot made a robotic drawing of Donald Trump as his spirit animal: the troll.

-Industry observers and veterans explore how the resignation of JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez may affect public perceptions of the ad industry.

20 agencies ranging from AKQA to 72andSunny have joined forces to create the Creative Alliance, which supports the nonpartisan advocacy group Civic Nation. Wolf & Wilhelmine CEO Heidi Hackemer will co-chair the Creative Alliance with Jason Harris, CEO of Mekanism.


A Campaign poll asks whether the Gustavo scandal has damaged JWT’s brand. We think we know the answer.

-Adweek notes that “Allstate’s March Madness Play” includes a bunch of Snapchat stuff and real-time tweets. SOCIAL MEDIA LIVES!

-Digiday tells us that “pet influencers” are a thing now.

Senior designer Zach Ogaard of space150 created a site to celebrate his favorite Minneapolis holiday, Corndog Day (raps by Austin Tofte of Owl City).

-Human rights groups are accusing Publicis PR Firm Qorvis MSLGroup of “whitewashing” Saudi Arabia’s awful human rights record