Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Carmichael Lynch launched a new series of “Hard Work Works” ads for U.S. Bank (video above).

-MDC Partners is combining MDC Media partners and global data, technology, CRM and addressable content agency GALE to create a a new network bringing together media, data and technology capabilities.

-Younger creatives are cynical about the bullshit around awards shows.


-NGL Collective, the independent media and entertainment company co-founded by actors John Leguizamo and David Chitel, acquired Hispanicize Media Group for an undisclosed amount.

-Former AOL CEO Tim Armstrong‘s new venture Unbox offers marketing services to DTC brands.

Ravi Amaratunga Hitchcock, who serves as head of Pi Studios at We Are Pi, asks why the ad industry keeps making racist mistakes.

-Mother Jones reexamines the New Coke backlash.

-Facebook unveiled a series of new diversity goals.