Barton F. Graf 9000 Denies Involvement in Horse Stunt Outside Wieden + Kennedy

No poaching here

Headshot of Tim Nudd

Barton F. Graf 9000 says it wasn't involved in a stunt early Thursday when a guy in a horse suit appeared to be trying to poach staff for the agency outside Wieden + Kennedy in New York. W+K's Kevin Wang snapped this photo outside his agency's offices this morning, writing on Twitter: "Dude. BFG just took poaching to a whole new level." The message is pretty blunt, too. "I have no idea who it is or why they'd be doing it," Barton F. Graf's Eric Kallman tells AdFreak.

Barton F. Graf 9000 has been in major growth mode recently. As Gerry Graf told me in April: "We're bringing in creative technologists, people who know the social space. It's a chicken-and-egg thing. If we bring in the talent before we get certain assignments, then we end up getting those assignments. It's always a little bit of a risk, but it's worked out for us."

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.