Tuesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Director Ivan Cash of m ss ng p eces created this short “Signs of the Times,” which “explores the art of protest and why people choose the messages they do to put on their signs” via footage from last week’s events in San Francisco.

-Publicis Groupe won MillerCoors’ $450 Million U.S. media business.

-935 companies pulled advertising from white nationalist-friendly web site Breitbart, thanks in part to a Grassroots campaign by Sleeping Giants.

-R/GA is backing ten IoT startups.

-Ogilvy & Mather worldwide CCO and co-chairman Tham Khai Meng lists his five favorites ads of Super Bowl LI.

-Adweek examines “How Hyundai and the US Military Created a Super Bowl Ad in Less Than an Hour.”

Heavenspot, a part of M&C Saatchi LA, promoted Geoff Oki to creative director. 

-A bunch of creatives told The Drum which Super Bowl spots worked and which didn’t. One picked It’s a 10!

Azamara Club Cruises appointed FCB/SIX as its North American agency of record.

-Nissin Foods, makers of Top Ramen and Cup Noodles, appointed Crossmedia as its media agency of record. “Nissin Foods brands are household names, we’re delighted to be named their media agency of record,” Crossmedia L.A.’s executive director David Heimlich said in a statement.