Wednesday Morning Stir

By Patrick Coffee 

-Colenso BBDO has another take on the scourge of distracted driving.

-Campaign’s new cover featuring far-right troll and Brexit party leader Nigel Farage has inspired some very hot, overwhelmingly negative takes from agency folks in the U.K. on Twitter.


-L.A.-based Haymaker won AOR duties for King’s Hawaiian, the “#1 branded dinner roll in the United States.”

-Havas Health & You launched Cannabis consultancy Havas ECS, because why the hell not?

-Grey executive chairman Jim Heekin announced his retirement and talked to Adweek about Martin Sorrell’s sense of humor.

-UM won Mattel’s media business across Europe and APAC.

-The Drum looks under the hood of Mitsubishi’s marketing overhaul.

-Agencies aren’t too excited about Unilever’s plans to move forward on a holding company-wide basis.

-What’s up at Johannes Leonardo? The agency hired former CEO of search firm Grace Blue as chief talent officer.