Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-DDB launched a pair new ads promoting State Farm’s life insurance, featuring Ken Jeong and Terry Crews (video above).

-ICYMI: The lawyer for Ralph Watson in the Diet Madison Avenue defamation lawsuit claimed in a court document last week that Instagram could provide identifying information “within the next week.”

-In-house specialist agency Oliver hired TBWA and BBH veteran Richard Stainer as CEO, global clients.


-Accenture Interactive’s Anatoly Roytman says the company will “absolutely” hire a global creative lead.

-Heinz is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a new campaign.

-Droga5 executive creative director Casey Rand offers six ways to limit “the toxic waste of creativity.”

-French production group Quad launched a division focusing on luxury products called In Finé, founded by creative and branding specialist Johanna Marciano.

-DDB Group Singapore welcomed lu La Lueta as creative director and Neil Cotton as regional planning director.

-Search consultant Avi Dan floats a theory that Vivendi will try to acquire Publicis.