Tuesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Mother tells viewers to “Switch off for Christmas” in its “Be the Gift” spot for Nokia (video above).

-Jack in the Box is selling Qdoba to Apollo Global for an estimated $305 million.

-Sentencing is being delayed for former Smith Advertising chief operating officer Todd Smith, who pled guilty to fraud earlier this year in a case alleging a loss of between $6 million and $150 million from 50-150 victims.


-Paddy Power tapped Chime Sports Marketing for advertising duties and WCRS for a project, following a review in which incumbent Lucky Generals chose not to participate.

-W+K CCO Collen DeCourcy hopes ad creatives can realize their full potential in 2018.

-Twitter is still trying to make fetch happen. The JP Morgan stock upgrade might help.

-That whole Amazon overlord line isn’t so funny anymore.

-Campaign asks if agencies should refuse to pitch over the holidays.