Monday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Sprite launched a new spot starring comedian Jay Versace at the BET Awards last night as part of its summer campaign (video above).

-Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun thanked clients for submitting work to Cannes in an internal memo officially hitting “unpause” on the holding company’s award show submissions.

-Yum! Brands Canada selected WPP’s Wavemaker as its media agency of record.

– Cal McAllister, formerly one of the owners of the recently closed Wexley School for Girls is launching a new agency called The Paper Crane Factory.

-AT&T acquired adtech company AppNexus.

-Hedge funds are betting against WPP amidst post-Sorrell uncertainty.

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