Friday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-It’s always Take Your Child to Work Day now. But yesterday would have been the officially designated holiday and Raleigh, N.C.-based agency Baldwin& created this video in its honor (video above). As for the holiday itself, we are told it has been moved to later in the year, but we imagine parents may be less enthusiastic about the concept this year. Muse by Clio included the effort among its roundup of agency activities for Take Your Child to Work Day.

-Publicis Groupe appointed Justin Billingsley its first global CMO. 

Furloughed agency staff launched an agency to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic called Not Fur’ Long, offering free advertising and marketing services.


-Over 50 agencies have signed on to the Washington Post’s ad network Zeus.

John Stankey will replace Randall Stephenson as CEO of AT&T. Stephenson is retiring.

-Publishers are facing lengthened payment terms and late payments.

-MediaCom and Dell Technologies are launching a podcast conference for small businesses called PodFerence