Thursday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-DDB Chicago talks shit about potholes in its latest campaign for State Farm.

-Ogilvy’s John Seifert dropped out of college, so there’s still hope for all of you.

Richard Whitman of MediaPost thinks maybe ad agencies need to do a bit more than make posters if they really want to support gun control.


-How much do people dislike digital ads? The answer is “a fuck of a lot.

-Omnicom Media Group is tired of all those crazy upfronts, so it is launching its own version instead… while also continuing to go to all the others.

-Branding firm Vivaldi named Tom Ajello, formerly of and Makeable, as its new chief creative officer.

-Creative content company Alkemy X hired Cheryl Bohn as vp, business development in its Philadelphia headquarters. She formerly spent 20 years at NFL Films and helped launch its commercial division.

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t so great at apologies, but maybe his genius lies in urban planning! You know your holding group would LOVE to build its own city.

-Oh hey, did anyone text Gary Vee yet?