Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Taxi Toronto created this “Dick’s Pizza” spot for Sirius XM (video above). It’s basically a bunch of dick jokes.

-The Drum opines that the demise of Ogilvy Labs spotlights the challenges facing agencies that want to honor innovation.

-Campaign explains “How marketers can press agencies to do better on diversity.”

Allison Kent-Smith, founder of digital technology and education company smith & beta, thinks “Ad agencies face a talent crisis worse than they realize.”

-More brands are expected to “own” common words following Specsavers’ application to trademark “should’ve” and “shouldve.” Great job, guys.

-Digiday profiles 40-year-old, female-led, majority-female, employee-owned, Anchorage, Alaska agency Spawn Ideas.

-Under Armour thanks Michael Phelps and the Rio Games for boosting its brand, doesn’t mention Droga5.

-Sony is seeking a creative agency to work with on a project basis for the European launch of its Bravia TV brand.

-Comedy Central claims its ad game is as strong as ever, despite a ratings falloff.

-Twitter still can’t seem to figure out how to market itself. And the trolls are winning.