Friday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee Comment


-Ogilvy’s latest for IBM is all about using tech to solve humanity’s many, many problems.

-More post-Sorrell WPP speculation as the Wall Street Journal reports that Wunderman CEO Mark Read and WPP Europe chief operating officer Andrew Scott may end up sharing the chief executive role.

-Staff members at doomed startup Theranos, which once employed several former TBWA executives, created a Space Invaders-style game to take literal potshots at John Carreyrou, the WSJ journalist who pulled back the hood on their business.

-Weight Watchers is looking for a new, Oprah-approved agency. The company, which famously dropped Wieden+Kennedy (or was it the other way around?), has been working with DiMassimo Goldstein.

-Speaking of DiMassimo Goldstein, the agency named Alessandra Pinho and Janice Radomsky as co-directors of planning and strategy, effective immediately.

-Aflac came up with a crazy new idea: make an ad in less than 48 hours.

-Indian IT giant Infosys, once known for outsourcing your data entry jobs, has acquired indie agency Wongdoody for a package totaling an estimated $75 million.

-The&Partnership’s Johnny Hornby argues that the new model is really just creative and media working together. Huzzah!

-Designer Emanuele Abrate switched some brand fonts for other fonts and got us totally tripping, bro.

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