Tuesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Miller Genuine Draft is smoother than Rob Thomas in this U.K. spot by Wham!

-Droga5 wants to bring some outsiders into advertising via its D5in10 Academy program, because why wouldn’t a playwright want to come up with Pizza Hut taglines?


-The Drum’s 50 Under 30 List for the Northeast includes female creatives from your favorite agencies like BBDO, FCB and several others we are too lazy to list here.

-Los Angeles-based agency bpg hired Leila Amirsadeghi as executive vice president, marketing and strategy.

-The Gambrinus Company appointed The Jack Russell Agency (launched last year by former JWT Canada executives) as AOR for its Bridgeport Brewing and Trumer Pils beer brands.

Susan Glass Ruse, who leads creative on launch campaigns for HBO, joined New York Festivals as associate executive director, helping to manage IAA and other events.

-Australia’s The Monkeys, recently acquired by Accenture, named Havas vet Jay Morgan as new innovations director.

-In holy shit this is crazy agency news, PR firm Bell Pottinger has been accused of launching a “hateful and divisive campaign to divide South Africa along the lines of race” while representing the wealthy Gupta family. According to the opposition party, those clients have used their friendship with current president Jacob Zuma to win state contracts. Wow.