Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-BBDO New York rolled out a “Keep People Fearless” campaign for American Family Insurance featuring voiceover by Phylicia Rashad (video above). The spots debuted during NBC’s This Is Us on February 11.

-Agencies in China are taking steps to navigate the coronavirus crisis.

IPG reported a strong fourth quarter and 3.3% organic growth for 2019.


-A new lawsuit claims Juul bought ads on websites aimed at kids, like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.

-Taxi Toronto worked with Toronto-based artist Ka-Young Lee to create a series of “Mental Fatigues” highlighting the tendency to hide mental health issues for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

-ABInBev-owned Colombian brewer Aguila is letting other brands take over its bottle caps in a responsible drinking campaign.

-Innocean Worldwide Canada hired Alice Choe as social media director.

-Mobile-fueled car insurance company Root Insurance named independent agency Madwell as its AOR.