Monday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Here is an ad made by Yamamoto, a professional agency, for J.G. Wentworth, a financial services company, in the year 2017. Now let’s see them do Bohemian Rhapsody.

-While Delta shut down a professional troll, Reebok quickly capitalized on the fact that our president can’t help but make inappropriate comments about women around the world. So agencies aren’t political, but brands are. Got it.

Todd “Adman” Waters, who owned multiple agencies in the Minneapolis area and doubled as a part-time hobo(!), has died at 69.


-You already knew that there’s an influencer agency that exclusively represents pets, right? It’s called—get this—The Dog Agency.

-Why are marketers so into bots now? Probably because they can’t talk back or ask for raises.

-And of course Amazon is about to launch a messaging app, which will inevitably include some bots that don’t just troll Twitter with reddit memes.

-Kind of a shame there are no paid ads on GoT, which is officially bigger than the Super Bowl now.

-Publicis London did, however, manage to make a GoT tapestry for Tourism Ireland.

-On a totally unrelated note, CEO Paul Frampton of Havas Media U.K. and Ireland shows us that you CAN have it all … if you’re a dad and an agency leader, that is.