Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-This student-made “Ride to Fly” Vespa ad won Best of Show at the National Addys (video above).

-AMV BBDO CEO Ian Pearman is relocating to Singapore to serve as president of TBWA Asia.

-The tourism ad that McCann Philippines denied plagiarising has been removed from YouTube.


-Spotify talks about the “explosive” growth of automated audio ads with The Drum as its celebrates its 140 million monthly user milestone.

-Fox News is no longer using the “fair and balanced” tagline

-Barton F. Graf added ten members to its staff, claiming to form an “agency within the agency” called…Barton F. Graf.

-The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) might block the merger of FanDuel and DraftKings.

-If Amazon buys Slack, will “based on your purchase history” ads follow us around while we complain about our coworkers?