Thursday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-Is there any way this W+K London campaign for TK Maxx could be more British? We think not.

-Chili’s has launched a full review after 10 years with Hill Holliday, but it will not name an agency of record this time around.

-DDB North America hired Britt Hayes (formerly of Grey and JWT) as its first-ever chief people officer.


-AB InBev talked to AdAge about its new plans to market to women. Remember this campaign?

-RPA’s chief digital officer Mike Margolin argues that confirmation bias is ruining both politics and advertising.

-Droga5’s London office won Secret Escapes, a members-only travel company that previously worked with Karmarama.

-YouTube picked San Francisco design firm Saffron to create its first official font, YouTube Sans.

-Indie digital studio Portal A promoted Brittani Kagan to head of talent while hiring Matthew Levine as director of brand partnerships and Chin Lu, formerly of MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER and Mekanism, as its lead strategist.