Wednesday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-FanDuel, which just tapped BBH New York as its agency of record, recently introduced its FanDuel Sportsbook app in Pennsylvania with an ad from agency The Many featuring a 900-pound hog (video above).

“Now that sports betting is accessible to everyone in Pennsylvania, it should feel that way to consumers, but it doesn’t,” The Many founding partner, executive creative director Scott Harris said in a statement. “So we thought of the most fun way possible to normalize what seems out of the ordinary.”

-PR agency Edelman terminated its contract with The Geo Group, a contractor for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement earlier this month, following employee backlash.


-Female sexual wellness companies Dame and Unbound called out the ad policies of the MTA and social media platforms.

-Ogilvy executive creative director John Long discusses the disconnect between award-winning work and effective work.

-German prosecutors charged former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler over his role in Volkswagen’s emissions scandal.

-Ogilvy U.K. executive creative director Charlie Wilson is leaving after 20 years with the agency.

-Hill Holliday added a pair of hires from outside the industry, reinforcing its goal of having a quarter of new hires come from outside advertising.

-Who needs ads? Not P&G.