Thursday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Creative production studio Kuamp created this “Tyler Gordon Is Still A King” effort honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Moms of Black Boys United’s SonStories series (video above).

-Publicis hired Bastien Baumann from Ogilvy and Neil Haymann from Droga5 as founding partners and creative leaders for Le Truc, Publicis’ new creative model bringing together creative talent from Publicis agencies in New York into one collaborative space.


Publicis Sapient vet and justice reform activist Ashish Prashar joined R/GA as global CMO, following the departure of

IPG reported a Q4 organic revenue decline of 5.4% but anticipates a return to growth next year.

Jeep removed its Super Bowl ad from YouTube after news of Bruce Springsteen‘s DWI, illustrating the importance of vetting on-screen talent.

-Freelance hiring platform Fiverr acquired talent site Working Not Working.

-One agency exec says digital ad growth has led to understaffing and overwork.

-The Drum has a roundup of Lunar New Year campaigns.