Friday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-It’s the last day at Adweek for David Griner and plenty of people have plenty of good things to say about our outgoing international editor. Former agencies editor Doug Zanger had other tall tales about Griner. Have a watch. We’ll miss you greatly, Mr. Griner. Good luck with your new venture with a movie star.

-Speaking of leaving, Grey Group global creative chairman John Patroulis is departing the agency following a two-month leave of absence.


-Culture Genesis is offering more cost-effective buys for shops that are looking to target diverse consumers.

-British fitness and apparel brand Gymshark is celebrating LGBTQ+ communities beyond Pride month with a new campaign focused on their unique journeys.

-Our industry must address diversity in the context of power-sharing, writes Steve Bien-Aime, an assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University.

-The founder of Men’s Wearhouse guarantees that the days of brick and mortar retail are numbered.

-The word “beach” is thrown around a lot in a new campaign for Visit Myrtle Beach. The “Beach with the Best” ad campaign from agency MMGY and production company The Workshop, in partnership with Valiant Pictures and FreshFly, sees two anchors on the beach narrating the summertime happenings with wordplay and plenty of South Carolina sunshine. Action for the narration include pool handstands, fishing off a pier, a guy carrying too much beach gear and more.