Friday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-The musical Sing Street was set to make its Broadway debut in April. Obviously, that didn’t happen. So Droga5 teamed up with Smuggler, filmmaker Henry-Alex Rubin and the cast of the musical for a a made-from-home performance on Facebook Live called Sing Street: Grounded (video above), benefitting The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Prince‘s Paisley Park selected Minneapolis independent agency Preston Kelly as its agency of record, beginning the shop’s purple reign. Presumably, in celebration, the agency partied like it was 1999.

-TV ad sales execs worry the biggest losses from Covid-19 are yet to come.


Josh Loebner, who serves as director of strategy at Designsensory, highlights that Covid-19 advertising has lacked disability inclusion.

-The U.K. government gave WPP a $747 million loan.

Twitter ad revenue shrank from mid-March despite user growth.

-Publicis Groupe chairman (and former CEO) Maurice Lévy discusses life in lockdown, Zoom, WeWork and more.