Daily Forum: Ad Club of New York Advocates Diversity, Google & Man Buns, Uber Celebrates National Cat Day, Adam & Eve/DDB Chief Executive and More

by James Thompson

Enjoy AdForum’s daily roundup of the latest news, trends, and notable work in the advertising industry.

The Ad Club of New York Totally Went There: Diversity in the Advertising Industry

“We know what diversity is not, but as Jezebel founder Anna Holmesopined in The New York Times last weekend, the word almost feels like it has lost all meaning despite–or maybe even because of–all the attention it has received lately. This week, The Ad Club of New York, along with its agency and media partners, wants to help change that.” Read Patrick Coffee’s break down of the initiative at Agency Spy

Uber Celebrates National Cat Day By Delivering Kittens


“Today is National Cat Day, so to celebrate appropriately, Uber is letting you request a kitten on demand. Uber's UberKITTENS campaign is intended to raise awareness about cat adoption, and to promote adopting animals from shelters rather than from breeders. In most of the 50 cities participating this year, you can elect to adopt the kitten Uber brings you, if you feel so inclined.” Read more at BusinessInsider

Job of the Day: Presentation Designer for MEC in Singapore


We are looking for a talented left AND right brained Presentation designer. The winning candidate will be creative and visual AND logical and organized. The individual must be an Expert-level user of Microsoft Office 2010 minimum in PC. Ideally an understanding of other production software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is appreciated. A design aesthetic is requested, with solid typographic and layout expertise. Attention to detail is vital. Ideally this position should have experience in media or advertising agencies working on primarily on PowerPoint for PC. This position will also work with Senior Management to transform their thoughts, visions, strategies and data into creative and compelling presentations. Visit MEC for more details. 

Man Buns Are Revealing Everything about the Future of Google Searches


The ungodly phenomenon of man buns is revealing some interesting paradigms and clues as to how consumers are becoming more sophisticated with Google searches, and how these habits are redefining the future of product trends. Read the full story at Ad Age.

Adam & Eve/DDB Chief Executive James Murphy Discusses Creativity, Leadership, and Vision


“The boss of another agency asked me how we had created a culture and vision that enabled us to make great work and win pitches. My answer was that we make great work and we win pitches.” Read the full interview at BrandRepublic

Agency of the Week


David&Goliath: David&Goliath is committed to helping brands overcome their Goliaths and achieve greatness. We do this by being more observant, innovative, nimble, and brave. Being more observant helps us identify consumer behaviors and motivations in ways that are often overlooked by others. That makes our strategies and our creative ideas more compelling and innovative. In this rapidly changing marketplace, being more nimble means having 360-degree in-house resources that allow us to create, adapt, and move at a pace that other agencies can’t match.

Because today is Thursday, enjoy the sheer inanity of this Giphy ad below!