Monday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-America’s biggest tobacco companies are finally making good on their court-ordered promise to help prevent young people from smoking… by running print ads in newspapers along with this nondescript prime time TV spot.

-According to the New York Times, brands are finally learning that social media might not be the best place to measure real-world consumer sentiments.

-Brands are pulling their ads off YouTube—again—after reports of spots appearing before videos that seem to sexualize children and some very disturbing autofill results.


-Which agency executives made this year’s Adweek 50 List? You’ll have to click to find out… and support our parent company’s advertising partners in the process!

-Then, for a depressing chaser, check out AdAge’s list of the ten highest-paid CMOs.

-W+K, Y&R, FCB and DM9DDB vet Pedro Gravena, NBS and DM9DDB vet Estêvão Queiroga and PetitFabrik CEO Olímpio Neto are launching MOSH, an agency focused on creative tech, in São Paulo.

-Lucky Generals co-founder Andy Nairn shares a groundreaking opinion in his Campaign op-ed: briefs should be unpredictable.

-Wieden + Kennedy London gets into the speed racing game by winning Formula 1.