Friday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Atlanta ad shop Seed Factory created a very 2020 agency Halloween video entitled Working Late (video above).

Deutsch split its New York and Los Angeles offices into separate agencies. Deutsch L.A. and Deutsch New York CEOs Kim Getty and Val DiFebo explained how this lets each agency lean into their individual strengths and cultures.

WPP reported a Q3 organic revenue decline of 7.6%, following a 15% slide in Q2. CEO Mark Read pointed to WPP’s new business performance as a sign of resilience.


MDC Partners reported a Q3 organic revenue decline of 16.4%, which CEO Mark Penn characterized as primarily caused by “delayed revenue from a few specific Covid-impacted sectors.”

-The ad industry prepares for long-term economic trauma as Q4 unfolds.

Amazon’s ad revenue increased 50% in Q3.

-Squeak E. Clean studios creative director Justin Hori talks great album covers.

-If you thought the below was a sassy student project, you would be wrong. This Halloween ad—with the, erm, ghost motif—is from Durex’s in-house agency.