Erik Oster

Erik Oster

Erik Oster is a staff writer for Adweek, where he covers creative, media and strategy agencies. He is a frequent writer for Adweek's AgencySpy blog.

Greenpeace Targets Lego for Shell Partnership in New Campaign

Environmental group Greenpeace staged a protest today at Legoland in Windsor, England, targeting Lego for their partnership with Shell, The Drum reports. Shell has faced harsh backlash from environmentalists for its arctic drilling program.

Publicis Groupe Acquires E-Commerce Shop

Publicis Groupe is acquiring e-commerce shop Crown Partners.

Obama Will Nominate Former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

President Obama has chosen former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as his new secretary of veterans affairs, according to White House officials cited by The Washington Post.

Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal

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New York City’s Large Soda Ban Is Dead

An attempt to revive New York City's ban on sodas exceeding 16 ounces was struck down by the New York State Court of Appeals today, upholding the rulings of two lower courts by a 4-to-2 vote.

Rapp Names a New Global CEO

Rapp is getting a new global CEO. Volkswagen Group's Alexei Orlov will assume the role in July, reporting to Dale Adams, Chairman and CEO of Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services, the holding company said today. Orlov most recently was as chief marketing officer for Volkswagen's China region. 

Consumer Groups Claim That CarMax’s Ads Are Deceptive

A coalition of 11 consumer groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commision to investigate CarMax for using deceptive advertising, writes Chistopher Jensen for The New York Times.

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to Launch New Startup Called Vessel

In a blog post today, former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced the name of his new startup, Vessel, along with information on some of his investors.