Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-A 1964 Lyndon Johnson campaign ad entitled “Confessions of a Republican” which denounces ultra-conservative Barry Goldwater (whom a young Hillary Clinton campaigned for) is striking a chord as a relevant argument against Donald Trump.

-An anonymous group claiming to be WPP staffers is calling for the resignation of Mauricio Sabogal, CEO of OOH agency Kinetic Worldwide over a blog post they claim contains “offensive and discriminatory treatment and views of Americans.” 

-Serial Pictures added Anton Corbijn and Fabien Baron to its directorial roster. Corbijn is known for feature films such as Control, The American and A Most Wanted Man, while Baron has directed spots for Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Burberry. 

-Retailer House of Fraser launched a creative review.

-Adweek explains “Why South by Southwest—in Its 30th Year and More Branded Than Ever—Still Matters.”

-Sears Canada appointed Baltimore-based agency TBC as its agency of record for a rebranding campaign. 

-Duracell International appointed Interactive Solutions (IS), part of Saatchi & Saatchi Group Poland, as its new global digital and eCommerce agency

-Wallblog asks “Will Facebook’s ad plans shoot the Messenger?