Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Dollar Shave Club has more of the ads you love to hate (video above).

-A report from Borrell & Associates showed political ad spending in 2016 was up 4.6 percent from 2012, for a record high of $9.8 billion.

-Like Disney World before it, Carnival Cruises now offers a “vacation bracelet” that tracks every time guests go from the deck to the bar for another mojito.

Bob Hoffman once again argues that online ads are “worthless” for viewers and clients.

Todd Eisner of barrettSF has a good sense of humor about 2017, which might not be so bad.

Jonathan Durden of PHD tells The Drum that he left advertising because the industry was just too nice to him.

-Digiday examines how Twitter’s metric error has further damaged its reputation with ad buyers.

-Adweek explains “Why Pandora’s Muted Video and Responsive Display Ads Are a Big Hit With Advertisers.”