Friday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee Comment

-Today Saatchi & Saatchi L.A. launched “Fight for L.A.,” its first campaign for the newly relocated Los Angeles Chargers.

-If all legal weed ads are as bad as this one for Wikileaf, we strongly suggest that agencies stay away. The app seems like a pothead’s dream, though.

-Mistress created a multimedia promo campaign for the new Steven King show “Mr. Mercedes” that includes a super creepy Facebook chat bot. Here’s their take on the work.

-Walmart apologized for the whole “guns as back-to-school products” thing, which was the most exciting display advertising we’ve seen in quite a while.

-Who knew influencer marketing was a bunch of bullshit?

-National TV advertising dropped 1% during the second quarter, which was actually pretty good considering it dropped 3% during the first quarter.

-Also, News Corp’s stock price went down this week thanks to revenue drops from “declining demand for print advertising.”