Wednesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-If you, like us, are not quite ready for Christmas ads, here’s a Thanksgiving one from mcgarrybowen Chicago and Brita. It stars Steph Curry and comedian Anwar Jibawi, and it was directed by Micah Perta of Greenpoint Pictures.

-The DoJ somehow managed to go two years without finding conclusive evidence of “bid rigging” on behalf of holding company production subsidiaries. Maybe they just had bigger things to worry about.

-E-Cigarette company JUUL has agreed to delete its social accounts and stop selling funky flavors under pressure from the FDA. But that probably won’t affect the work done by its new AOR DDB, which will focus on print, radio and banner ads.

-Hey, men: brands have been marketing stretch jeans to you for years and you didn’t even know it.

-Speaking of dudes, JWT London leadership insists that it did not lay off the ones now seeking legal action because they happened to be straight, white and male.

-Sony Music is the latest client with its own in-house agency 4th Floor Creative, which employs 60 in London.

-Canvas Worldwide pulled off a surprise win in the Heineken U.S. media review.

-We get Nick Law’s defense of advertising, but the “it can do so much good” part of the argument is a little less compelling.

-Another big departure at AMV BBDO as creative partner Rosie Arnold retires after 35 years in the business.