Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Translation launched a campaign for Value City entitled “Made to Mix,” featuring choreography by Mandy Moore (video above).

-The Atlantic tells us the Pepsi ad was “a total success” because it pleased everyone by satisfying no one.

Stephen Colbert found one reason to praise the ad.

-The Huffington Post points out some other “shockingly tone-deaf” ads, while Jezebel reminds readers that advertising that co-opts counterculture is nothing new.

-AdAge asks, “After the Rise of ‘Femvertising,’ Is ‘Oldvertising’ the Next Big Thing?” If it is, can we please think of a better name for it? 

-The ACLU launched a multilingual “We The People” OOH campaign in New York.

Toby Talbot joined Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand as chief creative officer.

-Geometry Global U.K. CEO Sarah Todd was elevated to a global role.

-U.K.’s Big Lottery Fund is looking for an agency to promote how money from The National Lottery is used to promote good causes.