Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Carmichael Lynch bangs the “Backyard Gong” for SteaknShake (video above).

-Twitter gives “Buy” button its first holiday promotion.


-MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation and Durex teamed up with celebrities, including Enrique Iglesias and David Hasselhoff, for the social campaign “Someone Like Me, ” promoting “safe sex and better sex education across social media.”

-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure stars in Spanish-language commercial premiering during the Latin Grammys.

-Havas Worldwide New York announced the appointment of Sami Viitamäki as executive director of digital.

-Hometown London brings back Chad Strider in new ad for the Ground Miles app.

-People now spend more time looking at their smart phones than the television.

Econsultancy looks at the “20 most shared ads of 2014.”