Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Watch out, P.F. Chang’s. Duncan Channon hypes pun-loving frozen foods brand InnovAsian with a new campaign (video above).

-Do people still argue that women aren’t funny? Mark St. Amant of CPB thinks WAF is one acronym that needs to go.

-TBWA/Asia president Ian Pearman has left that position (and the ad biz) after two years.


-Bud Light vp of marketing Andy Goeler told The Drum that the #controversy is all about long-term gains.

Lauren Hanrahan is succeeding Sean Reardon as CEO overseeing Publicis Media’s Zenith, Moxie and MRY.

-TBWA\Chiat\Day L.A. will handle “select” digital work for Gatorade moving forward. That business had been with VMLY&R.

-Me Too founder Tarana Burke discusses the recent PSA campaign created by Deutsch for the movement.

-You guys have already read this, but Burger King CMO Fernando Machado made a pretty good case for that Warhol ad on LinkedIn.

-MediaCom U.S. chief client officer Bhavana Smith says agencies need to challenge client briefs.

-Doesn’t YouTube realize that the only solution to its brand safety problems is to disable the comments?

-Campaign takes a look back at Guinness’ marketing history, as the brand celebrates its 260th anniversary.