Monday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Here’s an amusing spec spot for Killer Mosquito Spray (not a real thing) by director Riccardo Salvi.

-Meet Adweek’s 2018 Agencies of the Year: Wieden + Kennedy (U.S.), TBWA (Global), Giant Spoon (Breakthrough) and Rosapark (International).


-Coincidentally, Nike is AdAge’s marketer of the year. Surely you’re not surprised.

-Campaign hears that maybe Ridley Scott’s production company RSA, combined with a nice bunch of cash ($500K-$1M) helped WPP win the VW North America account.

-Sorry to disappoint, but we are pretty sure the next WPP merger will not involve Ogilvy and Grey.

-It’s beginning to look a lot like voluntary redundancies at the former agency’s U.K. office, starting with planning partner James Whatley.

-In more truly surprising news, a U.K. study found that the ad industry is still overwhelmingly led by privately educated white men.

-Hyundai’s Innocean will be returning to the Super Bowl this year without its former chief creative officer.