Thursday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-A new campaign by Walrus promoting Colace stool softener compares Hulu’s ad load times to… you guessed it, constipation.

-adam&eveDDB leaders co-founders James Murphy and David Golding might not have a creative partner at their new agency. Weird.


-MDC Partners is turning to the world of private equity to hire its newest C-suite leaders.

Bob “Ad Contrarian” Hoffman went to a conference, and you will be SHOCKED to learn that he was less than impressed.

-Digiday reports that agency folks really don’t care about the Accenture Hertz lawsuit. Or maybe they just don’t want to talk about it.

-Philip Morris really wishes anti-smoking groups wouldn’t close influencer marketing loopholes, thereby “perpetuating the consumption of tobacco” in combustible form rather than cool vapes. Also, stop hitting yourself!

-A new U.K.-based project called Dear Adland looks to provide a platform for staffers to share tales of discrimination.

-Pittsburgh’s MARC USA won a rebranding project for Beltone, provider of hearing care products.

-Right after WPP folded OOH network tenthavenue, Alistair MacCallum has moved from M/SIX to become U.K. CEO of Kinetic.

-Brand performance agency ForwardPMX won global paid search and social for FitFlop, or “one of the world’s most popular makers of biomechanically engineered shoes.” Lol, wut?