BREAKING: Rumors of our death have been greatly exaggerated. (Bloggers take days off too, guys—especially when a couple of them are down in Miami covering the 4A’s. Also, Mark Twain never said that.)
-Anyway, back to the grind: We are super into this “Plastic Ocean” campaign by FF New York, formerly known as Fred & Farid. The print work is really cool, but the music makes it for us.
-The final two agencies in the PayPal global creative review, according to our sources, are R/GA and AKQA.
-At this week’s 4A’s conference, students who survived the Parkland shooting asked the ad industry to help them advance their cause. David Sable, for one, was really into it.
-Remember Mothers Against Drunk Driving? They just released a new PSA by The Marketing Arm and ATK PLN.
-ICYMI, David founders Anselmo Ramos and Gaston Bigio and have announced their new agency: it’s called Gut.
-MediaCom won the Sky Europe account. We know you don’t really care, but it’s worth $425 million.
-South Norwalk, CT’s Scrum50 is expanding to Washington, D.C. with a new office led by 360i and Accenture vet Craig Wishner.
-London’s Above+Beyond promoted Tom Bedwell to the newly-created role of managing director.