Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Digitas and MSLGroup collaborated as part of a Publicis custom unit called Darkhorse on a pair of ads for Whirpool luxury brand JennAir as part of the brand’s “Bound By Nothing” campaign  (video above).

-Stagwell Group and MDC Partners CEO Mark Penn talked with Adweek about his plans for MDC Partners and dealing with the holding company’s debt.

-So what does Penn’s leadership, and Stagwell Group’s investment, mean for MDC Partners and its agencies?


-Campbell Soup Co. sent its snack accounts to VMLY&R, which led a series of new campaigns for Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels and Cape Cod and Kettle chips. 

-Sabra hummus appointed Jason Levine of Mondelez as CMO.

-The U.K. government’s Department of Health & Social Care is planning to introduce a ban on junk-food ads on Google and Facebook before 9:00 PM, while here in the U.S. the president enjoys tweeting about “hamberders.” 

-Mother USA sent job offer letters attempting to poach talent from sister shop Mother London.

-Sedona Productions added Thibault Debavey to its directorial roster, and he directed the new “Your Thing” spot for Allianz Insurance. 

-RSA films signed Zach Braff of Garden State fame. His first work was a Hidden Valley Ranch campaign by mcgarrybowen.