Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Pitch launched a Star Trek-themed campaign for Quicken Loans ahead of the release of Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek Beyond (video above).

Colle+McVoy retained the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) account, following a federally required competitive review.

-Perfect Fools appointed Rasmus Bjurström (formerly with OMD Sweden) as head of strategy


-MediaCom North America CEO Phil Cowdell explains “How to Win a Cannes Media Lion in 2017.”

-Columbus, Ohio-based full-service digital agency Mindstream Interactive is merging with Marquette Group

-Pepsi brand Brisk collaborated with sneaker artist Dan “Mache” Gamache to design the first-ever Brisk sneakers to promote the new Pineapple Passionfruit flavor. 

Some people don’t seem to understand that the Thrillist grandpa weightlifting video is an ad. Don’t even bother telling them it’s also a blatant ripoff.

-Branding and advertising agency Clean Design appointed Wade Lewis to the newly-created position of director of creative operations