Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Ogilvy launched a “Jimmy Dean Gift Exchange” campaign, offering you the chance to win a free gift for cooking one of the sausage brand’s recipes. You could even get a copy of Jimmy Dean‘s 1965 Christmas album! Pretty nifty.

-A year from its launch, Time’s Up Advertising is entering the next stage of its development.

-Dentsu Aegis Network CEO Jerry Buhlmann is stepping down, with Tim Andree taking on the role.


-Celebrity Cruises appointed Lucky Generals as global agency of record, following a review which included BBH and McCann.

-Bayer is the latest mega-client to take all media buying in-house. This explains why Sir Martin is so interested in MightyHive.

-Digital agency Vector Media Group acquired content strategy, web design, and development studio Happy Cog.

-Walton Isaacson co-founder discusses coming up in the ad industry as a gay black man.

-More About Advertising wonders what the hell WPP did to JWT and what the holding company is going to do next.