Friday Odds & Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-Swedish pharma chain Apotek Hjärtat created a billboard in Stockholm that basically shames people for smoking.

Tara DeVeaux rejoined BBDO New York as its first CMO since 2015 and Crystal Rix became chief strategy officer.

-The Drum reports that TBWA is in talks to acquire U.K. indie shop Lucky Generals, which works with Amazon, Paddy Power, Premier Inn, Popchips, etc.


-FTC chair Edith Ramirez is stepping down next month, so no more of that “Truth in Advertising” stuff.

-What’s BBDO Atlanta CCO Robin Fitzgerald’s favorite Super Bowl ad ever? You have to click to find out.

-Big Spaceship’s senior designer Abby Mills was really into Westworld. We wonder when she figured out the big twist…

-Take a virtual train trip through Norway via our friends at Verve Search.

-This week an anonymous media agency executive told Digiday that “at least [clients] have complete transparency,” ouch.

-Mediapost calls the press release quote from Jack Morton’s new ECD “manufactured.” Dude, have you ever read one of these damn things??