Monday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

Francis Ford Coppola rose to the top of the directorial mountain by taking chances and being persistent. In a couple of new ads for his signature wine label, Coppola Diamond Collection, the filmmaker is seen working his craft on the set of Apocalypse Now and other intense settings. “It’s Takes Time to Make a Diamond,” by L.A. agency High Wide & Handsome, feature exclusive documentary archival footage from Coppola’s film making and winemaking career with voice overs from Francis and his wife Eleanor, and connect with consumers by telling passionate stories of notable individuals who have faced and conquered adversity, highlighting the famed director’s own story of creativity and perseverance as its first subject.

-If you missed the winners from Cannes Lions, Adweek has compiled the entire list of Grand Prix champions in one place.


-LGBTQ+ professionals are rewriting the coming out narrative by painting identity as a professional advantage.

-Film and advertising creator Spike Lee has accepted the inaugural Creative Maker of the Year award at Cannes Lions in recognition of his lifetime of work.

-Adweek caught up with flag football and NFL ad star Diana Flores and 72andSunny’s Damaune Journey about the successful Super Bowl campaign, what’s next for Flag Football and 72’s partnership with the NFL.

-In the episode of Young Influentials, Adweek digital editor and host Colin Daniels sits down with Stacy Lentz, an LGBTQ+ activist and co-owner of The Stonewall Inn.

-Hiki, the world’s largest friendship and dating app for the Autistic community, has partnered with Getty Images to launch #AutisticOutLoud, a Custom Content initiative to increase authentic representation of autistic people through the lens of the community. Hiki is working with a cross‑agency WPP team, led by global media agency network Mindshare, who has led the partnership with Getty Images. The WPP team also includes agencies VMLY&R and Set Creative working on creative branding, strategy, and more.