Wednesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-This L.L. Bean spot by Maine’s VIA reminds us that we can all come together over a love of West Side Story even as our family is torn apart by politics.

-And the most telling thing about Digiday’s important conversation with an agency Trump voter is his given reason for continuing to support the president: taxes. Forget all that culture war stuff.

-ICYMI, the NYPD has homed in on a “person of interest” in the murder of longtime copywriter Susan Trott.


-WSJ reports that Mark Read wants greater oversight of all WPP media pitches that could bring in $20 million or more in revenue. Why? Well…

-There was a big party in Germany last night after Omnicom won the global media business of Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG. Like, all of it.

-Campaign has a nice feature on the history of BBH that includes this John Hegarty line about TBWA: “Like socialism, it didn’t work.”

-Since people don’t watch TV ads any more, the NYT summarizes the ways healthcare startups are helping “smart homes” target promos to you.

-Think of your worst production horror stories. Are they this bad?