Friday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-Young & Laramore created a new campaign promoting the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Winterlights exhibition, taking place in the outdoor “Newfields” space. And we totally get why they had to say “heck.”

-Read more about how all the holding companies are struggling in the Financial Times.

-Saatchi & Saatchi, Team One and Conill have a fancy new office in Dallas. It’s really quite nice, check out the cacti.

-When it wasn’t giving the middle finger to Neo-Nazis, Papa John’s new agency Laundry Service promoted Amy Hellickson to managing director.

-Crayola named Dallas-based Southwest Media Group as media planning and buying agency of record for its new Crayola Experience Plano.

-The VCU Brandcenter launched a new online pop-up shop to raise money for stuff like student scholarships, new equipment, capital improvements and other things related to its graduate program. Maybe it’s anticipating how much grad students will be screwed if the tax plan passes the Senate.

-Airbnb hired Ogilvy, Phenomenon and Netflix alumn Naz Arandi as its newest internal creative director while promoting Alexandra Anderson and Samya Deb to CD in SF and Singapore.

-Beer brand Gordon’s and Belgian agency BVBA OLAF created an ad blocker powered by—what else—beer.

-In more sudsy news, Fat Tire named Erich & Kallman as its new creative AOR. Hops up!