Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Havas Argenita celebrated its 20th anniversary by insuring “the heads of all who bring value to the organization and our customers” (video above)

-The U.S. Army awarded its $4 billion advertising account to Omnicom, following a review which also included finalist WPP and saw the elimination of incumbent McCann.

-Anomaly promoted Karina Wilsher to global CEO as founding partner Carl Johnson steps into a chairman role.

-72andSunny, R/GA and ESPN vets launched Los Angeles-based sports-focused agency The Rec League.

-Everything is political now. Just ask Airbnb and Walmart.

-Longtime copywriter, author and “real life Peggy Olson” Jane Maas died at 86 from lung cancer.

-The Wall Street Journal would like to shame all “slobby creatives” working remotely today for wearing sweatpants.

-Instagram is cracking down on influencers boosted by fake followers but it may not be enough.

-Apple CEO Tim Cook thanked the singer who performed the song from its Christmas ad but didn’t mention the hundreds of others who actually made the spot. This sounds familiar.