Monday Morning Stir

By Doug Zanger 

-Up in Canada, they have different ads during the Super Bowl. And Budweiser Canada brought back “Whassup” with a smart home twist. In looking at the comments, people were disappointed that there were no Clydesdales or dogs.

-Adweek reviewed all of the Super Bowl ads in the first and second halves in real-time. In some cases, it was not pretty.

-Jeep’s Groundhog Day ad reboot, perhaps unexpectedly, wins USA Today’s Ad Meter. Hyundai’s Smaht Pahk was a close second and Google’s touching ad finished third.


-According to Keith Weed, brands need to take the climate crisis seriously, and not unwittingly fund it through ad placements.

-PSA: How much sleep do ad people really need? We don’t know that, but this handy chart reminds us that, for the most part, eight hours is still a good idea.

-Why Verizon decided to not go for the glitz and glamour of celebrities and focus on first responders.

Facebook is working on a coronavirus battle plan to ensure that misinformation isn’t spread. That’s nice. Wonder if there are other topics like this they should focus on.

-How algorithms are making cancel culture even worse than it is already.

-Can Serena Williams save Away?