Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

-Independent Canadian parliament candidate Wyatt Scott may have made the craziest political ad ever (video above).

-Havas Drive Bangkok director of experience Michael Lisboa explains “why the world kind of doesn’t need advertising anymore.”

-Vizeum appointed Patrick Affleck as executive vice president of digital and innovation.

-Creative studio Trollbäck + Company added creative director Chace Hartman and art director Thomas Edwards to its creative team.

-Boston-based Sully complained that Target used a copy of its design by a New York-based designer for its “Local Pride” line.

-Chicago-based independent agency Trisect appointed Chris Hunter as executive creative director and Chris Vandette as creative director, digital innovation.

-Adweek explains “Why Making Super Bowl Media Day a Prime-Time TV Event Is Brilliant.”

-According to YouGov BrandIndex, Geico and Progressive have seen a decline in advertising awareness but no drop in business.