Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Carmichael Lynch teamed up with artists/animators Jimmy Marble, Julian Glander, John McLaughlin, Stanley Sunday and Bento Box, as well as production company Ways & Means, for a campaign relaunching gas company Conoco (video above).

-Huge bolstered its global executive leadership team with a series of promotions.

-Dentsu reported its third consecutive quarter of organic growth, while attributing a 13 percent decline in underlying operating profit to “planned investments in the working environment reforms” in Japan.


Martin Sorrell says his fresh start following resigning as WPP CEO has given him an opportunity to “look at things through new eyes,” but he still doesn’t want to discuss his departure.

-Campaign examines what Sorrell’s departure and the resulting “post-Sorrell era” will mean for the agency model.

-A report by CMO Council and Sendwithus finds the industry in a “decade-long rut.”