Tuesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-VCCP employs a bold strategy to try to get people to save money for Nationwide Building Society: standup comedy.

Martin Sorrell‘s little peanut is now …. a coconut? S4 Captial’s digital production company MediaMonks merged with Amsterdam-based influencer marketing agency IMA.

-WPP admitted that 2019 has been “subdued” for big business pitches, with “nothing major” on the horizon for the remainder of the year.

-The holding company also appointed Jasmine Whitbread to its board as a non-executive director, effective September 1.

-Airbnb hired Edward Vince from Facebook to leads its in-house creative hub in EMEA as creative director.

-With the impending closing of Barton F. Graf, GUT founder, CCO Anselmo Ramos asks who will make us laugh now.

-The Drum outlines all of Accenture’s acquisitions so far.

-McCann U.K. CCOs Rob Doubal and Laurence “Lolly” Thomson discuss boosting the agency’s creativity.

-Engine is leading Boris Johnson‘s £100m no-deal Brexit ad campaign.

-Get ready to make ads for fancier Snapchat spectacles.