Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-R/GA Shanghai launched a “Live With A Punch” rebranding campaign for Boxing Cat, one of China’s first craft breweries, with a spot entitled “First Blood” (video above).

-Adweek has unveiled its Creative 100 list for 2019.

-Now that the Army’s marketing team is pulling up its roots and relocating to Chicago, sources say employees have until the end of August to move to DDB country or find different jobs within the Department of Defense.


-General Mills CMO Ivan Pollard finally responded to Adweek’s reporting about his company’s current creative review, essentially saying that everyone else does it too.

-Former NRA president Oliver North was allegedly set to collect millions in a deal with the group’s then PR agency Ackerman McQueen.

-R/GA’s 2019 Innovation Exchange is bringing eight women entrepreneurs from Pakistan, Kenya, Brazil, Uganda and the U.S. to Cannes.

-Clients’ in-house creative teams seem to have a bigger presence at Cannes.