Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

mcgarrybowen Chicago asks “Want to wake up at Super Bowl LI?” for Marriott’s Courtyard Hotels (video above). 

-mcgarrybowen New York expanded its strategic leadership team with the addition of chief strategy officer Conner Huber and the promotion of Phil Gaughran to chief integration officer. 

-Digiday examines agencies’ “mixed responses to brands’ diversity quota demands.”


-Bentley launched a global agency review (creative currently with Keko London, digital with VML).

Thinking about a new career? There’s now a college course in “How to Be a YouTuber,” but you’ll have to move to Glasgow.

Advertising Week made a bunch of Havas employees stand in a line to wait for ice cream. Tipsters tell us they enjoyed it. The ice cream truck showed up outside other agencies as well

New York-based branding agency Beardwood&Co (nice name, dudes) created a new website and packaging design for Seventh Generation.

Apparently kids in the U.K. were not too interested in McDonald’s “youth-focused YouTube page.” We can’t imagine why.

Creative will never be automated. Now here’s someone arguing about whether creative will ever be automated.