Tuesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-The Martin Agency tried “Karate Therapy” in its latest for Geico (video above).

-GSD&M retained the U.S. Air Force account, winning a $741 million contract that expires in 2027 to aid in recruitment efforts.

-Despite WPP CEO Martin Sorrell‘s assurances that the holding company isn’t worried about consultancies, Publicis’ “2020: Sprint to the Future” plan includes a deeper dive into consultancy work.


-Dailey & Associates founder, L.A. ad legend Peter Dailey died last Saturday at the age of 87.

-Speaking at Advertising Week Europe, Sorrell said that agency consolidation will ““continue to be inextricably, driven by the media side of the equation.”

-He also discussed “Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the WPP Gender Pay Gap.”

-Droga5 London hired Ashley Shack in the new role of director of talent.