Friday Stir

By Doug Zanger Comment


-Banking gets wacky! (Eye roll.) Santander Bank revives the concept featuring British TV personalities Ant and Dec, where they are the owners of … Antandec Bank. This time ’round, though, they are avatars in the world’s first-ever virtual bank.

The work comes from Engine Creative, and the best part of the ad is at 0:32, where a woman runs all willy-nilly in the background. It’s not exactly our cup of creative tea (or maybe we’re simply angry/exhausted Americans, and nothing makes us laugh at the moment—give us time, we’ll be back).

Still, credit is due to the brand and agency. At least they’re trying to do something different in the category. And people like Ant and Dec. A lot.

-Quibi lives! Sort of. Roku snapped up the failed streamer’s content.

-Some big numbers from Accenture. The consultancy promoted 605 new managing directors and appoints 63 new senior managing directors. One of the appointments is Stacey Jones, head of global corporate comms, bringing the role closer to the C-suite.

W2O picks up a couple of shops.

-More Frito-Lay nostalgia. First, Rick Astley. Now, the brand tapped Nelly for a new campaign featuring the artist’s 2002 hit, Hot in Herre.

Kia has a new logo and slogan.

-A Portland-based digital banking darling is shutting down.

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