Monday Morning Stir

By Doug Zanger 

-Who needs Lapland when one can visit Lithuania for the holidays? Adel Taivas Ogilvy Team hopes to get people to visit Vilnius instead of trudging up towards the North Pole.

-Ladies and Gentlemen, Adweek’s Agency of the Year winners: Wieden + Kennedy (U.S., for the second year in a row), McCann Worldgroup (global), Johannes Leonardo (breakthrough) and BETC (international).

-Sad news from London. BBH senior creative director Paul Silburn has passed away.


-The Grey London exodus continues as creative chairman Adrian Rossi bolts after less than a year.

-If the world weren’t so f***ed up, you’d think this was a joke. But it’s not. Mattel has created a version of the popular card game Uno that is … nonpartisan.

-Since I’m from Portland, a little Rose City agency news. Nemo Design has tapped Kristy Beaulieu (formerly of Sparkloft, Redbox and Dyson) as their new strategy director.

-Some fine British holiday cheer from the BBC.

Balenciaga got meta with the first couch the brand is offering.

-Enough of Baby Yoda, please. This is simply a plea to stop. (But this is probably the funniest of the bunch so far.)