Monday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-HS Ad, the long-running in-house agency for LG Electronics, has launched “The Rivalries,” a six-part original TV series telling the inside stories behind some of the most competitive head-to-head team contests across the spectrum of college sports. It debuted March 24 on NCAA Championships Channel, the new streaming channel available exclusively on LG Smart TVs.

The series looks at some of the less well-known but longest-running and more competitive rivalries in college sports, including the “Black Hills Brawl” fought annually between Black Hills State University and the South Dakota School of Mines in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the oldest Division II rivalry dating back to 1885.


-You heard about the slap, and maybe you watched it. But if you need more, Adweek laid out the slapping of Chris Rock by Will Smith at the Oscars.

-Women who own agencies spoke to Adweek about their experiences founding and running shops—and the obstacles they faced.

-March Adness is headed into its final rounds. Vote for your ad favorites to see who will win the championship.

-With the theme of reinvention and rejuvenation at the forefront, the New York Philharmonic has teamed up with AOR Ogilvy to launch a new visual identity for the famed institution.

-VaynerMedia founder Gary Vaynerchuk is a different kind of agency boss, entirely beholden to his belief that social media is the future of advertising.

Laura Jordan Bambach, president and CCO at Grey London, writes about what brands and advertisers can do to keep making a difference in Ukraine.