Thursday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Mekanism raised $3,400 to help end child poverty with its “Red Nose Challenge” for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day (video above).

Dave Trott points out that feelings and intuition is “something machines can’t do.”

-Energy BBDO won creative duties for Chinese telecommunications company ZTE.

-Independent cross-cultural agency BARÚ will handle Treasury Wine Estates’ media business in the U.S.

-British potato chip brand Walkers Crisps apologized and pulled an ill-conceived Twitter campaign which created videos from users’ selfies (not realizing some had submitted photos of famous criminals).

-Don’t call it a comeback: JWT won some shit.

-Northwestern Mutual life insurance company, which last held an agency review in 2014 and picked GSD&M, has named a new CMO.