Wednesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Visually stimulating effort for All Nippon Airways from VMLY&R.

-Wonder who leaked the Mark Penn memo about MDC Partners subletting its New York headquarters to cut costs…

-This came the day after he was named chairman and the company resolved its conflict with activist investor FrontFour Capital.

-McCann won creative and strategic agency of record duties for ADT, beating out Droga5 and CPB.

-WPP CEO Mark Read got paid over £3.7m in pay and bonuses across 2018.

-VMLY&R Sydney executive creative director Bart Pawlak is leaving the agency to start a creative consultancy.

-Philip Morris is introducing a life insurance business offering ex-smokers a discount.

-Juul founders say pulling flavored e-cigarettes had a “very meaningful” impact on sales. Sucks for DDB.

-A majority of ad spend in the U.K. now comes via smartphones. Not shocking.