Friday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-DDB Paris launched this “Humans” spot for Volkswagen (video above).

-UnitedHealth Group launched a $240 million media agency review.

-McDonald’s picked seven agency groups to handle its local advertising around the country.


-ICYMI, MullenLowe is in talks to acquire independent creative agency 101.

-Digital consultancy RAIN promoted Jason Herndon to the newly-created role of director of technology innovation.

-Bad Snapchat ads are coming.

-Fresh Film added Mike Sharpe to its directorial roster.

-North Carolina State University’s Shelton Leadership Center selected integrated branding agency Clean for a rebranding.