Tuesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Xfinity turned to The Muppets Statler and Waldorf to promote the Billboard Music Awards (video above).

-Independent filmmakers Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass are teaming up with engagement director Nigel Lopez-McBean and creative director Charlie Leahy to launch Los Angeles-based creative agency Donut.

Cindy Gallop shares three of her favorite ads.


-Ad Contrarian asks the most important questions, like, who’s more full of shit: agencies or marketers?

Advertising tax breaks for smaller companies: a good idea or the first step toward communism?

-Chevy shares the secrets behind Commonwealth//McCann’s “Real People” campaign, which apparently won’t be ending any time soon.

-Facebook promotes New York Times vet Alex Hardiman to lead its fake news purge efforts. Have they not searched for #fakenews recently?