Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Even an assistant associate brand manager got a holiday card from Cossette (video above).

-U.S. Bank named independent media agency CrossMedia as its media AOR.

-Publicis Media won media duties for Fiat Chrylser via Starcom and retained the Mars media account through a joint effort between Starcom and Zenith.


Erin Johnson topped Campaign’s list of “The 10 Essential Advertising People of the Year.” But where’s Bill Grizack on that list!?

-Everyone wishes they’d worked on that damn Michael Phelps spot this year, surprise.

-Digiday offers a glimpse into the future of the “zero-margin agency” like We Are Unlimited. But you have to sign up for their newsletter to read it.

San Francisco-based agency Firewood donated $50,000 to Bay Area nonprofits as part of a holiday giving campaign.