Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

One of our readers argues that this internally produced AARP video (above) blatantly rips off ‘Like a Girl.’ Agree? 

-In case you wondered what Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl fame has been up to, he was hanging out with Amber Rose and one of the Jonas brothers this week to promote R&R’s new #WHHSH (What Happens Here Stays Here) Beer.

-Partners Andrews Aldridge head of content Matt Williams says “Advertising Week Europe is raising important issues – but let’s cut the ‘celebs.’


L.A. agency Midnight Oil hired former TBWA senior copywriter Eric Abromson as its newest executive creative director.

Barkley turned Wingstop’s homepage into a psychedelic experience for one day, Scoob!”

David&Goliath chief strategy officer Seema Miller talked to The Drum about embracing naivete for its latest “Exceptional Woman” podcast.

-Creative content company Alkemy X added Scott Ross to its directorial roster

Experiential agency Manifold celebrated its 6th anniversary by opening a Portland office and launching a store on Shopify.

-Integrated production company Honor Society signed directing team Jetpacks Go! for U.S. commercial representation.