Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

Steph Curry makes a brief appearance in Duncan Channon’s new campaign for Rakuten (video above).

-ICYMI: Publicis agreed to acquire a little data management company called Epsilon for an estimated $4.4 billion.

-Here’s your roundup of the best Game of Thrones stunts.


-The Guardian examines the persistence of sexism in the advertising industry, which still “feels like Mad Men.”

-The NRA filed a lawsuit accusing longtime agency partner Ackerman McQueen of refusing to comply with demands to justify the agency’s billings.

-ComScore interim CEO Dave Fuller is attempting to reassure investors following the departures of CEO Bryan Weiner and president Sarah Hofstetter.

-Publicis Sapient CEO Nigel Vaz says “the consultancies are doing what we did a decade ago.”

-The Drum takes a look at Sir Martin Sorrell a year after his departure from WPP.

-Carlsberg admits it was never the best beer in the world in campaign introducing its reimagined pilsner.