Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Uncommon Creative Studio’s animated “Hell or Habito” campaign for U.K. online mortgage broker Habito includes a spot featuring a man being ripped apart by piranhas (video above).

-More consolidation at WPP: Possible is merging with Mirum in the U.K. to form a single digital experience and innovation agency called Mirum U.K.

-Amazon has a team listening to what people are telling Alexa.


-Netflix is introducing a print magazine.

-Omnicom chief diversity officer and AdColor founder Tiffany R. Warren discusses self-care, traditions and privilege.

-Over 50s dating site Lumen’s subways ads designed to tackle “everyday ageism” is being criticized for its casual sexism.

-Häagen-Dazs is committing to gender diversity in a review of its global creative account.

-The Shipyard appointed John Snydor as its first chief growth officer.