Wednesday Morning Stir

By Doug Zanger 

-What do you get when you combine Snoop Dogg and a European payments provider? You get this from Nord DDB out of Stockholm.

-The millennials care not for the booze. Here’s what tipple marketers are facing.

-Maine’s VIA has offered federal workers furloughed by the shutdown a chance to learn all about the ad business.


-McDonald’s picked Starcom as its media AOR for the Russia region as the endless Publicis vs. Omnicom shoot-out continues.

-Fuseideas of Boston hired Justin Cyganiewicz as executive creative director. He’d formerly been with Digitas and Fidelity Investments.

Good on you, Erin Johnson.

-Ever wanted to know what goes behind a sonic identity? Well, here’s your chance to find out.

-Big Brother (or at least Microsoft) is watching. The tech giant is steering people away from the Daily Mail because, you know, fake news.

-You can’t say “porn” in an ad. Here’s how to get around that.

-iHeartMedia has a plan to drop its debt from $16.1 billion to “only” $5.75 billion and get itself out of bankruptcy.

-Stunt Alert! Gravy candle! I repeat … GRAVY CANDLE!

-One of the students at the School of Communications 2.0 in London got all high school with a round of “Would you rather?” Some saucy language, I tell ya.