Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-JWT Venezuela launched a “Social Market” campaign to help Venezuelans safely barter goods (video above).

-Carl’s Jr. appointed Vice’s Carrot Creative as its new digital and social agency of record, following a review.

-AdAge asks, “After Kendall Jenner Ad Debacle, What’s Next for Pepsi?

Around 50 advertisers have now left The O’Reilly Factor in response to the five sexual harassment cases against host Bill O’Reilly.

-Camp + King hired Shannon Gillmore as strategy coach and Sally Kallet as senior social strategist.

-Virginia agency NDP created a “Good Karma Lab,” which breaks up the endless stream of bad news by sharing some great things you’ve done recently. We couldn’t think of anything.

-Grey recently changed its name to Valenstein & Fatt to as part of a diversity initiative. And now we hear that an oil painting of Larry Valenstein, one of Grey’s Jewish founders, has been stuck in an airport for two weeks due to customs officials. What kind of karma is that?

-Mintz + Hoke CEO Chris Knopf is retiring to pursue writing.

-Sports and entertainment agency Wasserman hired Marcos Lawson as executive creative strategist.