Thursday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-EasyJet launched this very dreamy spot from VCCP London.

-ICYMI, Scott Kauffman is stepping down as MDC Partners chairman and CEO. The search is on for his successor.

Martin Sorrell‘s plan for S4 Capital seems to be cutting creative agencies out of the process altogether.


-Meanwhile, Wunderman named former EMEA CEO Mel Edwards to replace Mark Read on the global level.

-Another Ogilvy U.K. CCO, Mick Mahoney, is out.

-Gary Vee is a big fan of Gary Vee’s agency and its new creative direction.

-Rethink Canada CD Aaron Starkman has launched a podcast titled It’s Only Fucking Advertising (IOFA). The first episode features McCann’s Rob Reilly.

-Droga5’s Neil Heymann told Little Black Book that he always wanted to work for Mad Magazine.

-EnviroMedia, the Austin shop behind “Don’t Mess With Texas,” abruptly closed last week, leaving its 15 employees jobless.

-Ashley Madison is the latest brand to spoof the Nike Colin Kaepernick print spot with an OOH placement in Chicago. We find this amusing, because there were multiple agency execs on the user list that leaked in 2015.