Thursday Morning Stir

By Doug Zanger 

-Above+Beyond in London positions itself as “The Creative Agency for the Audience Age” and, apparently, the audience wants Subway ads that may or may not make much sense.

-Grey hired Cory Berger from Pereira & O’Dell as its first global chief marketing officer.

-London-based copywriter David Felton discusses how the D&AD New Blood winners highlight the divide between eager creatives and timid agencies.


-While rival holding companies make big data acquisitions, Omnicom defends its approach of renting data solutions.

-Unexpected data alert. Due to Area 51 buzz, PornHub’s “alien-related searches” increased by 60,000%.

-Over at Ad Age, they put some brand spokespeople through that FaceApp thing. And everyone is talking about the app, including Chuck Schumer because, you know … privacy and Russia.

-It’s not only the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing … it’s the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most creative (and trippy) festivals outside of Eugene, Oregon.