Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Erik Oster 

Michael K. Williams stars as multiple versions of himself (including Omar!) in W+K New York’s new spot for The Atlantic (video above).

-CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to serve as Secretary of Labor.

Fast Company profiles PRoPS, the new venture from former iCrossing creatives Ken Hamm and Pat Stern.


BBDO New York imagined some strange magazine swimsuit cover ideas for Snickers in a print ad appearing on the back cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

-Production company Unheard/Of officially launched in Atlanta and Seattle, following director Daniel Brown‘s work on Wendy’s first-ever Super Bowl spot.

-Beauty giant Estee Lauder named Saatchi & Saatchi, Havas and Coca-Cola veteran Marie Han Silloway as its new senior vice president of global consumer marketing and Matthew Parr (ex-Kate Spade, Laird & Partners) as senior vice president, global creative director.

-BT Group appointed Wunderman U.K. as its lead direct marketing and customer engagement agency.

-Global shopper-based design, experience design and innovation lab consultancy ChaseDesign named David Mayer as president. 

-Global brand strategy and innovation agency Redscout appointed Jules McKeen as its first chief revenue officer