Friday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-Weiden+Kennedy New York knows there’s only one time anyone really drinks Bud Light: Happy Hour.

-Translation released a new ad promoting the NBA Playoffs from a man who would know: Scottie Pippen.

-Deutsch parted with two unnamed employees at its New York office and hired two more in an effort to “restructure part of our studio to ensure we can meet changing client needs.”

-A guy named Tom wrote a Medium post entitled “5 further pitches from the creatives behind that Pepsi ad,” and you should read it if you’re not sick of all these Candle Jenner takes.

-In the mood for more Pepsi satire? McSweeney’s has you covered.

-Agencies like Huge, CP+B and Rain are teaching their employees how to use voice activation technology with “two-day hackathon[s].” But don’t you just talk to Siri and ask her stuff?

-Burbank-based entertainment marketing agency Terry Hines & Associates has rebranded its multicultural division as THE MRKT. Marcos Barron will be president and Bree Bosselmann SVP.