Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Santa visits a war zone in adam&eveDDB’s “The One Gift Santa Can’t Deliver” for the International Committee of the Red Cross (video above).

-WPP is merging J. Walter Thompson and Wunderman to form Wunderman Thompson.

-Ogilvy fired South East Asia CCO Ajab Samrai over unspecified “misconduct” following an internal investigation.


John Hegarty says the in-house model is for “boring” creatives and that the AI hype is overblown.

-Accenture Interactive managing director, U.K. and Ireland Joy Bhattacharya writes that it’s time to re-think the CMO role.

-The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin named Cramer-Krasselt as its media buying agency of record.