Friday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Carvana launched a new campaign starring comedian and actor Rob Corddry as a guy you don’t want to buy a car from (video above).

-A look at Stan Richards‘ polarizing leadership style.

Gerry Graf and Maxi Itzkoff launched creativity-led business accelerator Slap Global.


-Designers Mitzi Okou and Garrett Albury launched Where Are All the Black Designers? to promote diversity and inclusion.

-Marketers are pledging to direct more media dollars to minority-owned businesses.

-Seattle-based creative agency Copacino Fujikado is rebranding following the recent retirement of co-founders Jim Copacino and Betti Fujikado.

-The Drum gives some background on incoming IPG CEO Philippe Krakowsky.

-WPP programmatic media arm Xaxis hired Gila Wilensky as U.S. president. Wilensky formerly served as svp, media activation, North America for GroupM’s Essence.