Monday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Director James Casey and Nowness ask “Why Wine?” (video above). 

-Digiday lists “5 ad agencies to follow on Snapchat.”


-The Cannes Lions festival added a Digital Craft Lions category.

-Independent creative agency Fingerpaint Marketing appointed former McCann Torre Lazur Group president Bill McEllen to lead its New York office in Saratoga Springs. 

-A former agency CEO claims there’s “too much mediocrity in leadership.”

Kansas City’s Bernstein-Rein confirmed that it parted ways with five staffers — none of whom held executive positions — last week.

-Wunderman U.K. CEO Chris Perry is leaving the agency to “pursue other interests.”

Celebrity Cruises appointed Accenture to provide digital agency and web technology services