Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-W+K Shanghai imagines a bright future for Chinese soccer in this “Dare to Become” spot for Nike (video above).

-Laundry Service called Papa John’s founder John Schnatter‘s extortion claims “completely false” in an internal memo.

-Innocean settled a breach of contract lawsuit it filed against ad tech company eshots.


-Right wing blog The Daily Caller identified freelance copywriter Matt Rivitz as the founder of Sleeping Giants, a social media group which pressures brands to pull advertising from Breitbart and other far right wing media outlets.

-An anonymous agency exec told Digiday that the industry “isn’t as far along as it thinks” when it comes to diversity.

-Publicis Media hired Kate Bower from IPG to lead its Strategic Studio practice in the U.K.

-Agencies are changing how they charge for influencer marketing campaigns in the wake of concerns over fake followers.