Monday Stir

By Minda Smiley 

John Stamos knits a scarf in Geico’s latest spot from The Martin Agency. The ad is part of an ongoing campaign that’s featured celebrities including Idina Menzel and DJ Khaled.

-Mother U.S. has hired James Kinney as chief talent officer, a new role at the independent agency.


-Inspire Brands, which owns Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John’s and Sonic, has put its media business up for review, according to MediaPost.

-Legal drama: An agency called SpotCo is suing Broadway producer Scott Rudin, claiming he didn’t pay for work the shop did on eight shows.

-CNBC says the worst appears to be over for TV advertising as it slowly rebounds from Covid-19.

-Billboard companies, too, are feeling hopeful.

-This simple Starbucks ad might bring a small dose of levity to your Monday.