Tuesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Apple once again hypes the iPhone 7 Plus’s Portrait Mode in “Barbers,” the latest in its “Practically Magic” campaign (video above).

-McDonald’s apologized for and then pulled this spot by Leo Burnett London which some criticized as exploiting childhood bereavement (video above).

-Coca-Cola parted ways with senior vice president of strategic marketing Ivan Pollard.


-Grey designed its 100th anniversary logo around employee brain waves while working on real client briefs.

-Union Station discovered the downside to digital OOH ads when its screens were (presumably) hacked to play PornHub last night.

-The guys behind The Hall of Gyllenhall have created a new “clap back” project that allows one to quickly master the Twitter trend of placing clapping hands between words to make a point.

-Jacksonville, Florida’s Dalton Agency merged with Nashville’s Bill Hudson Agency.

-Ad Contrarian is feeling very bearish about live TV. Join the crowd.

-Hogarth North America acquired New York-based VFX studio Coda and welcomed a series of new hires.