Wednesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-New FCB New York spot directed by Darren Aronofsky warns the kids to stay away from the vapes!

-KBS is dead (or at least has been folded into Forsman & Bodenfors). Long live KBS.

-WSJ dives a little deeper into the rift between agencies and actors union SAG-AFTRA.

-DDB Chicago hired Tricia Russo as chief strategy officer and DDB New York welcomed Susie Lyons as head of strategy.

-AB InBev signed deals with the NBA and MLB to feature more active players in its ads. Why didn’t this happen already?

-Virginia’s Barber Martin created a new campaign for the state lottery starring DJ and game show host Wink Martindale.

-Twinings Tea (you know, the British one) picked Terry & Sandy to lead its U.S. marketing efforts.

-Papa John’s appears to be getting rid of the apostrophe in its logo… because it employs 120,000 papas named John?

-We cannot imagine that these “Blood On Your Hands” soap gift boxes, nice as they might be, will change the votes of any NRA-backed senators.