Wednesday Odds & Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-What’s Jon Lovitz been up to? Co-starring with UFC fighter Conor McGregor in Space150’s work promoting The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, or “the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race.”

-WPP tells the Wall Street Journal that it isn’t too impressed with Omnicom’s internal memo about how its data platform is the best. Fight! Fight!

-Agency executives are really excited about ads in the middle of Instagram Stories. Everybody else will be annoyed.


-You’re emo when you’re hungry: Adam Driver aka Kylo Ren will star in BBDO New York’s Snickers Super Bowl ad this year.

-Volkswagen’s top marketer told AdAge how the brand plans to stay relevant via technology.

-DesignStudio of San Francisco, which recently worked on UX for Twitter, hired Justin Rands as design technologist, Gabrielle Matte as designer and Caroline Tomlinson as project manager.

-Ace Metrics says Y&R’s new Xerox spot is doing quite well, thank you very much.

-Riley Hayes of Minneapolis hired a whole bunch of people in the new year: senior copywriter Ethan Miller; graphic designer Sarah Lerum; account execs Austin Tofte and Jennifer Zandlo; web developer Dustin Kittelson; senior integrated project manager Nicole Knutson; integrated project manager Julie Salfer; junior integrated project manager Olivia VanOrsdale; assistant media planner Abigail Anderson; director of admin Wendy Mills.