Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-McCann launched this “Hippo” holiday spot for the The United States Postal Service (video above).

-Lowe’s is taking to Facebook Live this weekend to reveal its Black Friday deals.

-Tesco group brand director Michelle McEttrick talks about the “wind tunnel” of brands making big holiday ads

-Global marketing company Ivie & Associates acquired Texas agency BuzzShift.

-Rauxa hired Erika Williams as its new VP of business strategy.

Dave Trott tells Campaign this whole creativity thing doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it.

-The Marketing Agencies Association accused Chinese tech company Huawei of an “unacceptable” lack of transparency in its review process.

-Warren Douglas Advertising of Ft. Worth promoted Cassidy Newton to director of data science.

-Facebook’s VP of marketing solutions Carolyn Everson tells The Drum: “Believe it or not, it was a good day, from my perspective.” Not from anyone else’s perspective, though.