Monday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

JB Smoove isn’t the Leon you thought you knew in Anomaly’s new¬†music video-style Crown Royal campaign.

-Carnival Cruise Lines CMO Kathy Mayor says much of Anomaly’s forthcoming work with the brand will focus on “sharing message on social media,” OMG!

Sal DeVito of DeVito/Verde tells The New York Post that he doesn’t worry about employees leaving because “they always come back.” Always??

-Scientologists have urged advertisers to boycott A&E’s Emmy-winning Leah Remini series. Spoiler: it isn’t going to work.

-Hyundai issued a UK-based RFP looking to expand its agency roster beyond in-house division Innocean and boost sagging sales numbers.

-Reuters says the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is coming. But what will happen to Droga5 and Publicis?

-Group creative director Elspeth Lynn is leaving FCB Inferno amid a larger creative shakeup.

Michel Gondry has directed this year’s John Lewis Christmas campaign. We’re barely halfway through October, people.