Tuesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Red Interactive Agency would like to introduce its new robot employee (video above). It doesn’t pass butter.

The Drum thinks the new SapientRazorfish merger will spark a fight between Alan Herrick and Arthur Sadoun to take over for Maurice Levy.

-A Stanford University study found that 82 percent of middle-schoolers couldn’t distinguish between sponsored content and a real news story.


-Adweek shares “The Story Behind This Controversial ‘Make America Great Again’ Billboard in Mississippi.”

-Drexel University named Philadelphia-based full-service agency LevLane as its media agency of record.

-P&G has cut the number of agencies it works with by 50%, according to Campaign.

-FXX launched a holiday-themed marketing campaign to promote its Simpsons 600 Marathon, which begins Thanksgiving Day at noon.

-Some British person we’ve never heard of says car ads are all style, no substance now. When has that not been the case?

-Brandtech group You & Mr Jones brought on former BBH New York CEO Emma Cookson as a partner.