Friday Stir

By Erik Oster Comment


-David&Goliath crafted an ode to the summer getaway with this “Let’s Road Trip” broadcast spot for Kia (video above). The 60-second spot began broadcasting nationally on June 5.

-Translation founder and CEO Steve Stoute says agencies have “failed miserably” at taking meaningful steps to address systemic racism, claims Omnicom CEO John Wren “doesn’t give a fuck” and that no holding company CEOs have truly committed to the issue.

-The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM) have committed to doing better on diversity and inclusion.

-The group Detox Facebook is calling on advertisers to pull spending from the platform until Facebook “ends hate speech and lying in political advertising.”

Google Ads revised its policies to curb discriminatory practices.

-Why adding side-hustle requirements to ad jobs is bad news.

-Brands are pulling ads from Tucker Carlson Tonight following his comments on Black Lives Matter protests.

-An anonymous Black media director tells Digiday, “I don’t want to rock the boat—even now.”

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