Monday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

Brad Garrett is back as gangster Tony Bolognavich, first seen in a Super Bowl ad for Jimmy John’s. This time “the king of cold cuts” attempts to “Shakedown” a guy for not visiting his shops, then finding out that Jimmy John’s is now serving summer wraps, including a chicken Caesar wrap. The latest spot, along with accompanying social spots, were created by Anomaly and brought to life by Randy Krallman of Smuggler Films.

-Adweek celebrates Women Trailblazers this week, and one of the women profiled is Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, who will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022.


-Read about all of Adweek’s Women Trailblazers here.

-Adweek uncovered how JWT was hit with, and lost, a lawsuit about discriminating against men.

-Curiosity’s partner and chief development officer Ashley Walters writes about how winning new business after the pandemic recedes will require a new approach and new way of seeing things.

Zoe Scaman, founder of U.K.-based strategy firm Bodacious, joined Adweek on the latest episode of “Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad” to discuss her powerful piece on discrimination.

-Plant-based meat company Beyond Meat is diving further into plant-based poultry and will supply faux chicken tenders to 400 indie restaurants around the country.

-Postdates, a quasi-satirical service that’s also very real, was launched by some of the creatives behind last year’s Amazon Dating parody site, and offers to get back your stuff after a breakup.

-Covid-19 has burned out many employees, but company leaders are also affected by the pressure caused by the pandemic as well, writes Digiday.