Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Baldwin& parodies pharmaceutical ads in a new “Pants-itis” campaign for Perry Ellis’s Savane brand, but the joke falls flat (video above).

-Amazon is talking to media holding companies about making its user data more available.

-Twitter’s revenue is up, even though its number of users is down, thanks to an increase in ad sales and crackdown on bots.


-Dunkin’ is going for Starbucks’ sweet, sweet espresso cash.

-TBWA/Helsinki created a “Zerobnb” site urging Airbnb to add a sustainability category for Neste.

-Director Danny Leiner, who worked in advertising as well as directing Harold & Kumar Go to White CastleDude, Where’s My Car? and episodes of TV shows including Freaks and GeeksThe Office and The Sopranos died, following a battle with cancer.

-WPP’s Landor Associates promoted CCO Peter Knapp to chairman.

-TBWA’s Troy Ruhanen manages to talk shit about Arthur, Mark, Martin and all the “Instagram CEOs” in a single podcast.