Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Marcel Ink introduces “Air-Ink,” made from air pollution for Tiger Beer (video above).

-According to a study called “Candidates as Brands,” Trump’s “brand” is unique, while Clinton’s is comparable to American Airlines, Visit Florida and the United States Postal Service.

-After being dropped by Speedo and Ralph Lauren, disgraced Olympian/swim bro Ryan Lochte signed an endorsement deal with Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops. Yeah, we’ve never heard of them, either.


In other celebrity brand spokesperson news, Sarah Jessica Parker and EpiPen are getting a divorce

According to the pollsters at YouGov, only three brands got a boost from their Olympics campaigns: BP, United and…NBC?!

-Lift truck manufacturing company Hyster Company appointed Clean Design as its global AOR.

-WPP digital agency Possible expanded with six new hires to its creative, design and UX teams.

The Variable partner Joe Parrish wrote an op-ed for The Drum about why he left advertising and then came back. No, the answer is not “Bill Grizack.”

Dentsu Aegis embraces “enhanced shared parental pay.” We have no idea what that is.