Wednesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-JWT Amsterdam brings the feel-good vibes in this spot for PLUS Supermarkets.

-Yesterday, Campaign US and AdAge almost simultaneously reported that Johannes Leonardo bought back an unspecified portion of WPP’s 49 percent share in the agency. We have many questions, first among them: why didn’t they go all the way?

-Droga5 won the non-roster Harley-Davidson creative review, but its scope of work is not yet clear.


-The Martin Agency rounds up its own favorite Geico ads from 25 years of working for the brand.

-P&G’s Marc Pritchard finally weighed in on the Gillette controversy in a CNN op-ed, writing that he’s “proud” of the conversation it started. He didn’t mention Grey, though.

-Chrysler is quite happy that it didn’t pay for any Super Bowl ad placements.

-Iceland (not the country, see below) is looking for new agency of record. We still hope Sigur Ros will soundtrack all the ads.

-Thinking of going in-house? Maybe you should read this Digiday confession first.

-A Campaign op-ed notes that the lesbian community doesn’t have much in the way of representation in ads.