Thursday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Campaign really hated on this new Coke U.K. ad from McCann Europe, which does indeed suck. But we don’t really get the nostalgia for the Hilltop spot. And Debbie Harry likes the royalties.

-Turns out that “appetite suppressant” products hawked by would-be models on Instagram are a whole bunch of predatory bullshit. Who knew!

-U.K. supermarket Lidl has reportedly launched a creative review with incumbent TBWA sitting it out.

Mark Read may be getting tired of all these speculative takes about how only he can replace Sorrell.

-Hyundai will be sponsoring the NFL’s Sunday Night Kickoff, which means more work for Innocean.

-Chapter Infinity in the battle between Papa John’s exiled founder John Schnatter and its board as a “special committee” issued a letter slamming him for undermining his own CEO, among other alleged offenses.

-Droga5 won Essentia Water after a review.

-Upcoming London arts hub Cromwell Place named indie shop Dare as its digital AOR after a review.