Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-VCCP marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a spot for Nationwide and Normandy Trust Fund, who are advocating for a memorial devoted to British troops who lost their lives at Normandy (video above).

-Wrangler appointed Mother New York as its global creative agency of record.

-U.S. advertising can’t keep pace with the “unusually strong” growth rate of recent years, according to a new GroupM report.


-Big drama at Chrysler yesterday. First, one top sales man filed a lawsuit claiming the company cut his pay after he collaborated with the feds. Then, talk of a the merger with Renault fell apart. Bad news for Publicis.

-BBH London and Audi are facing off in the final stages of the Audi review.

-A new report from Cheq found the cost from ad fraud could exceed $30 billion this year.

-The National Wildlife Federation is building an in-house marketing team.

-Dentsu Aegis Network is bringing media agency Dentsu X to the U.K. by merging it with Fetch, 360i and ICUC.

-The average tenure of a CMO has declined even further. Won’t someone think of the clients!?