Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-The Harmon Brothers are back with another spot for Chatbooks entitled “This Mom Gets Real About Why We Don’t Get in Photos.”

-LBB chats with recently-appointed Leo Burnett Chicago executive vice president, creative innovation Suzanne Michaels about “being a ‘benevolent provocateur’ and the tension that still surrounds data-driven creativity.”

-A bunch of tech companies are issuing statements in opposition to Trump’s decision to roll back transgender students’ bathroom rights in public schools. Your agency may do the same. Or not.

-Please don’t explain what “pop-under” ads are. We really don’t want to know.

-Riley Hayes of Minneapolis promoted Nikki Moretto to account director. She will lead Delta, Nuvectra and Health East.

-Toronto-based production company Partners Films added Daniel Sheppard to its directorial roster. 

-New York’s LightHouse Films signed director Romain Quirot (who has worked on a bunch of French movies) for commercial representation.

Executive creative director Gary McCreadie is leaving TBWA\Sydney to join M&C Saatchi Sydney.