Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-LBB talks with McCann Manchester creatives Adam Richardson and Becci Tyrrekk, and Outsider director Henry Littlechild about the Smyths Toys “If I Were A Toy” spot (video above).

-31-year advertising journalism veteran Noreen O’Leary, died on Saturday following a battle with cancer.

-AdAge takes a closer look at Quaker City Mercantile, the Philadelphia-based “Alcohol-Only Shop Winning MillerCoors, Diageo Biz” which recently was named lead creative and digital strategy agency for Miller High Life and is launching a new hard soda line for Diageo.

-Brothers and Sisters executive creative director Andy Fowler makes “A pledge to female directors.”

-Facebook has turned to the dark side. You’re just noticing this?

-Speaking of Facebook: The Drum examines “Media agencies’ reaction to Facebook’s latest transparency overtures.”

-Adweek examines “How Chipotle Is Trying to Earn Consumers’ Trust Again and Boost Sales.

-FCB Inferno launched its first campaign for Holland & Barrett.

-The Drum asks, “Is marketing’s ‘cauldron of innovation and chaos’ a ladder to success?