Wednesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

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.

-Speaking of politics, one unnamed art director has created an Instagram account in which our president is re-imagined as a series of food items. Think @dogs_infood but a little more orange.

-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.