Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Rokkan asked children “Where do puppies come from?” and then contrasted their adorable answers with the often-depressing truth (puppy mills) in this spot for The Humane Society of the United States on National Dog Day (video above). 

Copyranter Mark Duffy admits that he doesn’t know whether digital advertising is more or less of a scam than traditional advertising.

-In an unrelated but equally shocking development, Mumbrella reveals that “Ad Contrarian” Bob Hoffman has little hope for the future of the industry.


-Minneapolis agency Mono launched the EqualEveryDay project for National Women’s Day with free buttons celebrating the right to vote. For each pin they will donate $1 to non-profit girlsBEST.

-Adweek takes a look at how Olson’s “Discover How to Be” campaign for the Belize Tourism Board helped boost the country’s GDP

The Milwaukee office of Cramer-Krasselt broke the world record for largest newspaper insert ad ever. The client? Pick N’ Save.

AQKA New York let several staffers — including a group creative director — go due to some unspecified changes in its retail work for Verizon.

Charlotte agency Eric Mower + Associates created a social media campaign for client Classroom Central reminding viewers that many kids can’t afford school supplies.