Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-San Francisco-based agency Heat recently launched this “Catchin’ with Flair” spot for Madden featuring a Bon Jovi-fied Rob Gronkowski (video above).

-The Washington Post examines “The advertising decisions that helped doom Hillary Clinton.”

-Alma creative chairman and CEO Luis Miguel Messianu says, “Diversity Is an Integral Part of the Vision, Not a Quota.”


-Adweek examines how Omnicom’s Hearts & Science “Came From Nowhere to Score America’s 2 Biggest Media Accounts.”

-Surprise, surprise: no one can prove the value of Snapchat ad buys.

-American Apparel files for bankruptcy again, agrees to sell to some Canadians.

-Will Starbucks’ new red Christmas cups offend anybody? Probably.

-McCann London CCO Lol Thompson picks his favorite (British) ads of 2016.

-Campaign talks with “Denny’s CMO John Dillon on making ‘America’s Diner’ and Grand Slams appealing to Millennials.”