Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Hill Holiday launched a new spot starring powerlifter Chevi Peters as part of a year-long campaign for Bank of America around the Special Olympics (video above). 

-Adweek explores “How AIDS Advertising Has Evolved From Shock and Shame to Hope and Humor.”


-Coca-Cola funded anti-obesity group Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) closed down , with Coca-Cola admitting “there was not a sufficient level of transparency with regard to the company’s involvement with GEBN.”

-Rockbox co-founder Tom Demetriou says “Thanks, Advertising.”

-Retiring Mullen Lowe chairman Joe Grimaldi looks back on forty years in advertising

-GroupM agreed to a long-term addressable advertising deal with Cablevision.

-Digiday explores brand podcasts.

-European Union antitrust regulators are set to investigate McDonald’s tax deal with Luxembourg.