Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Leo Burnett London launched this holiday effort for Co-Op Food (video above).

-BBDO’s Matt McDonald discussed his 3 favorite ads EVER with our parent publication. We met him once; he is nice and very tall.

-Chicago agency Manifest, which merged with McMURRY/TMG last year, named a new leadership team including Publicis alumni Eric Goodstadt (president) and David Barron (CFO/COO). There were layoffs.

-At least one British person is skeptical of WPP’s new global data and analytics platform.

-Global brand strategy and design agency Brand Union promoted Christina Falzano to managing director in New York.

-The former Most Interesting Man has been reduced to talking about “weak-ass wi-fi.

-Healthy meal kit delivery service Terra’s Kitchen appointed independent media agency Crossmedia as its media agency of record.

-Avocados From Mexico will return for its third consecutive Super Bowl.

Howard Schultz is stepping down as CEO of Starbucks to focus on higher-end stores. But who will lecture us now?