Wednesday Morning Stir

By Doug Zanger 

-You’re wondering what Heat has been doing since the Deloitte acquisition, aren’t you? Answer: KILLING IT with spots like this one for Aspen Dental.

-Not one, not two, not three, not four … I’ll stop. A-B InBev will have eight ads in the Super Bowl. David, VaynerMedia, Wieden + Kennedy, FCB, Mother and Bullish will handle the creative.


-These indies have their say on what 2019 has in store over at The Drum. But we’re particularly taken with the puzzling headshot of INVNT’s Scott Cullather. What is he doing?!!

-Speaking of indies, good on ya, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

-The government shutdown/yellfest meant 11 speakers didn’t make it to CES.

-And are you really glad you missed CES when you could have met David Copperfield?

-Amazon’s new ad strategy, in two words: free shit.

-From The Department of Huh?: KFC is giving out 1990s bowl cuts to promote, you guessed it, their Famous Bowls.

-More 90s? Dotdash CEO Neil Vogel spoke to Recode about how they transformed from, which was quite popular back in the day.