Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-BBC Creative celebrated the return of Peaky Blinders with a fan art campaign which generated over 1,000 submissions (image above).

-Barton F. Graf’s closing has broader implications for ad industry.

-Incoming FCB Chicago CCO Andrés Ordóñez discusses the Windy City and the agency’s unified network.


-MDC Partners hired Nate Napier as managing director, key client relationships.

David Droga tells AdAge that the Accenture acquisition ended “a slow and long courting period of about three years.”

-Bidstack CEO James Draper explains why gaming will be advertising’s next big channel.

-Instagram’s lax privacy practices allowed Facebook Marketing Partner Hyp3r, a San Francisco marketing agency, to break its rules by tracking users’ locations and saving their Instagram Stories.

-Clients like P&G continue to cut spending. Is it killing creativity in advertising?

-McCann and Pulblicis both named new leaders in their respective health practices: McCann Health promoted Hilary Gentile to global CSO and Publicis Health promoted Andrew Spurgeon to CCO, Europe.