Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-The&Partnership crafted an ode to “Craftier Thinking” for Sleeman Breweries (video above).

-International cannabis-focused agency Gram By Gram launched with headquarters in Toronto and offices in Los Angeles, Mexico City and London.

-ICYMI, former Razorfish CEO Pete Stein now leads IPG’s Huge.


-Consumers in Hong Kong are upset about an ad for Cathay Pacific Airways that features a gay couple. JCDecaux handled creative.

-TDA_Boulder became the National Golf Foundation’s first-ever AOR after a competitive review.

-Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data exposed.

Chiquita King and Ant Melder launched independent creative agency Coffee Cocoa Gunpowder, promising to donate 5% of profits to charity.

-Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R) is proposing new “Do Not Track” legislation which lets users opt out of online tracking.

-Engine hired Steve Scutellaro as senior vice president, group account director in its New York office.