Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Secret Weapon launched “Tree Lot” to promote SoCal Honda Dealers’ “Happy Honda Days” (video above).

-“Mattel Wins Praise for Having a Boy in This Barbie Ad, but There’s More to the Story,” explains Adweek

-BETC president and executive creative director Rémi Babinet writes in The Drum “on his agency being touched by the Paris attacks.”


-Digiday takes “A look inside the Berlin advertising market.”

-Hill Holiday collaborated with design and digital production studio We Are Royale to launch a Twitter-based game called #PositivATI for Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

-The Ad Contrarian examines “the unapologetic malpractice and bigotry of the marketing and advertising industries.”

Art Fitzpatrick, one half of the “Fritz and Van” team that created ads for General Motors from 1959 to 1971, has died

-LBB talks with Big Spaceship chief creative officer Cedric Devitton agency culture, the changing role of the copywriter… and founding the U.S. Air Guitar Championships.”