Monday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-The ad world lost an absolute legend on Friday when Dan Wieden, one half of the founding duo of Wieden+Kennedy, died at 77. Wieden and the late David Kennedy fueled their agency’s growth with groundbreaking work for Nike. In 2014, W+K London unearthed what the agency states are their first ads the duo did for the shoemaker. W+K said the ads are “also Nike’s first ever nationally (USA) broadcast work. They originally aired during the 1982 New York marathon. They were shot and cut within a couple of weeks, with a skeleton crew.” Take a look at these gems—and take time to read about Wieden’s great life and career, as both an ad genius and a generous philanthropist.

-Ogilvy Health has developed an illustrated campaign to direct those who want to help support orphaned dogs in Ukraine but may not know how.


-Hoping to make some noise in the playoffs, the New York Mets are drumming up awareness in October baseball with a playoff brand campaign from FCB NY.

-The linear TV outlook is grim, and it apparently encouraged Netflix’s co-founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings to predict that it is indeed dead.

-The Philadelphia Eagles organization recognizes the sordid side among some of its most devoted fans, so it’s trying its best to appeal to the better aspects of its city’s nature in a new campaign.

Alisa Bowen has been elevated to president of Disney+.

-Many employees have been called back to the office, but—despite those calls—media company workers say they haven’t faced any repercussions for ignoring those requests, according to Digiday.