Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-This pre-roll YouTube ad for music streaming service Spotify has been banned by Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for being “unduly distressing” to younger audiences (video above).

-DDB is parting ways with New York president, CEO Chris Brown.

-Omnicom announced a slight revenue decline in the third quarter compared to 2017 results, but remains optimistic.

-Publicis’ Qorvis Communications takes client Saudi Arabia’s alleged murder of a U.S.-based journalist (whose children are American citizens) “very seriously.”

-Papa John’s named Havas Media as its integrated media agency of record.

-Remember when Gavin McInnes ran an ad agency instead of a violent fascist street gang?

-CP+B vet Andrew Keller says he’s gained respect for the media side of the business since going to Facebook.

-Content studio and production company Stun expanded its consumer brands team and promoted Matt LeBoeuf as vice president, consumer brands.

-Office of Baby finally changed its name.