Thursday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Who doesn’t love a little French-language stop motion animation? Here are some spinning plates for Pâtisserie by Dr. Oetker by Toronto agency Giants and Gents.

-ICYMI, Intuit’s global brand account is in review.


-Consultant Avi Dan laments “the slow death of creativity” in light of Accenture and Droga5.

-Here’s one we missed: MDC Partners added former United States Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky to its board. She worked with new CEO Mark Penn in the Clinton administration. (h/t MediaPost)

-Top-selling language app Babbel named Forsman & Bodenfors Sweden as its new creative and strategy AOR.

-More About Advertising asks a good question: does Johnnie Walker’s “Jane Walker,” which was created in anticipation of President Hillary Clinton, really belong in the Time 100? (Answer: no.)

-This New Yorker expose on money and leadership crises within the NRA might go a long way toward explaining why that organization sued longtime agency Ackerman McQueen over billings last week.

-Facebook fucked up again, confirming to Business Insider that it “unintentionally uploaded” 1.5 million users’ email addresses without their knowledge or consent.

-Fake burger maker Impossible Foods closed its L.A. creative office and parted with ECD Sasha Markova.

-The BBC hired creative director Becca Pottinger away from Droga5 London.