Monday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-We can’t get over the tagline for this new Mercedes work created by antoni garage and directed by French duo We Are From LA: “Never stop improving.”

-Can one sum up every agency/client relationship in a single viral tweet? Oh yes.

-Fiat Chrysler CMO Olivier Francois insists he is staying with the company under its new CEO, admits that he is a “pain in the ass” and claims he never lets his agencies rip one another off—all in the same article!


-Alibaba and Tencent are both reportedly interested in buying 20% of WPP’s operations in China.

-As Papa John gets ready to rumble, WSJ broke the news last night that his board adopted a “poison pill” policy to prevent him from taking over.

-TBWA\MAL hired Julian Cheevers from Droga5 as managing director in Los Angeles.

-Goodby Silverstein & Partners welcomed back Adam Reeves as director of innovation.

-The Australian federal government is facing backlash over spending $700,000 on influencer marketing as part of its “#girlsmakeyourmove” campaign.

-Who wants more influencers? Walmart, because that makes sense.