-The Sopranos are having a moment right now, so you might notice that the new ghoulish character in the latest Deitz & Watson ad looks and sounds a bit familiar. In a campaign by Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P), Vincent Pastore becomes the Gabaghoul, a meat and cheese-loving monster that gives Halloween party and trick-or-treat tips.
As the Gabaghoul gives his culinary tips and tricks, each gets thwarted by an unexpected mishap, like a bat flying away with his Halloweenies.
-Popeyes has announced a new development deal with the Grammy-winning artist Megan Thee Stallion.
-Publicis Groupe has revealed in its latest quarter earnings report organic growth of 10.9% year-over-year in the U.S.
-Execs from multicultural agencies The Community, Alma DDB and Orci highlighted how brands need to develop a deep understanding of the Latino experience.
-The popular Netflix hit Squid Game inspired app Relief to drop a bunch of cryptic invite cards to encourage Americans to get out of debt.
-Merkle has promoted from within to replace retiring global CEO Craig Dempster, naming former president of Merkle Americas Michael Komasinski to take his place.
-Adweek recently convened a group of creative leaders from the U.K. to talk about the pressing issues they’re facing.
-Independent creative advertising agency Arcana Academy has formed the Balloon Brigade to help stop the killing of ocean wildlife in coastal waters, according to Arcana co-founders Shane Hutton and Lee Walters. The group not only pulls harmful balloons from the ocean, the accompanying campaign features pics of balloons warning against their dangers to wildlife.