Wednesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Coca-Cola pulled the 75th Anniversary German Fanta ad above, which called for a return to “the good old times” (Fanta was launched in 1941 when the Nazi party ruled Germany).

-The latest member of AdAge’s “40 Under 40” is Droga5 Global Chief Strategy Officer Jonny Bauer.

-Don’t expect any “Sapient-sized transactions” for IPG.

-BBDO named Chris Thomas its new head of the Americas.

-Smartwatches are here whether you like it or not.

-Digital publishers are (allegedly) hiring people who previously worked at agencies and/or ad-tech companies.

-Pinterest promises better targeting and more animated ads to come soon.