Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Adweek asks “Is This Texas Republican’s Campaign Ad the Most Charming of the 2016 Election?” He loses major points for over-cooking the steak, though.

-The Wall Street Journal examines how the “AT&T Deal for Time Warner Could Open More Options to Advertisers.”

-Havas LondonĀ U.K. director of creativity Gerry Moira calls agencies “sweatshops” in Campaign piece about “How agencies should respond to the in-house invasion.”

-AdAge takes a look at “The (Updated) Bottom Line Regarding the Trump Campaign’s Last-Minute Ad Surge.”

-Samsung is taking action against those “exploding phones” Grand Theft Auto V videos.

-MullenLowe executive creative director Eloise Smith says “We are in the era of ‘creative slashies.’

-Former Ogilvy & Mather chairmanĀ Kenneth Roman examines “How a Tiny Tennessee Distillery Created the Largest-Selling Whiskey in the World.”

-Find out which of your clients Adweek thinks are doing a good job.