Thursday Morning Stir

By Kiran Aditham 

-Campaign is reporting that British Airways is reviewing its global creative duties, which have been handled by BBH since 2005. OgilvyOne, meanwhile, has handled BTL efforts since 2008 and picked up digital duties for the airline last year. link

-New Haven, CT-based agency Digital Surgeons has been appointed social AOR for Unilever’s Nexxus Salon Hair Care brand, which was acquired by the corporate giant in 2011.


-Emily Hodgson and Emilie Riis (above), the advertising duo from London’s 18 Feet High & Rising who have been lobbying Nike to make men’s trainers available in women’s sizes via their Purple Unicorn Planet site, have now been invited by Reebok to collaborate on the brand’s women’s trainers. As for Nike, the PUP crew says the brand thus far has given no explanation on why the women’s range is so limited, and there is no response to PUP’s goal.

-Former Viacom VP/marketing & ECD Mark Fortner has joined MediaCom USA in the newly created position of managing partner/head of innovation. link

-Ex-StrawberryFrog partner Hans Howarth has launched a new agency called Nomads, which has offices in Amsterdam and Singapore and already boasts a client roster including Emirates Airlines and Sony Computer Entertainment. link