Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Squeaky Wheel Media founder and president Anthony Del Monte explains “What Agencies Should Consider Before Taking on Passion Projects” (video above).

IPG posted earnings “well above expectations” for the second quarter this morning.

And yes, people still love TV advertising.

-Digiday explains “What agencies want from Google’s bid to speed up mobile ads.”

-Humanaut and Zulu Alpha Kilo won top honors at the Small Agency Awards.

-Spotify is introducing programmatic audio advertising to its platform.

-P&G is speaking with agencies about its £210 million U.K. media account

-Diageo appointed Vince Hudson as Smirnoff global brand director.