Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Pennzoil and JWT Atlanta say goodbye to the Dodge Viper (video above).

-ADC (formerly Art Directors Club) hired Michael O’Rourke as executive director.

-Apple-owned fashion headphones brand Beats by Dre selected Havas Media to handle media buying and planning in the EMEA region.


-Greatest Common Factory co-founders Karen Jacobs and John Trahar explain why they “Killed the Account Manager.”

-Group managing director Russell Hopson is leaving adam&eveDDB to join M&C Saatchi SydneyPriya Patel is leaving her position as managing director at Y&R London to relocate to Australia (the two are married).

-Colenso BBDO senior art director Andre Sallowicz and creative group head Simon Vicars are joining adam&eveDDB as creative directors.

-Advertising circa 1804: Andrew Jackson offering $50 for the capture of his runaway slaves. Cornell University’s history department is cataloguing such runaway slave ads in a project it’s calling “The Freedom on the Move.”

-A lawsuit filed by a former Snapchat employee claims CEO Evan Spiegel said the app is “only for rich people.” Oh, and agency strategists.

Ads on Facebook Messenger? Who doesn’t want that!?