Thursday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-Avalara’s software automates tax compliance processes, freeing businesses of the daunting task of tax compliance and giving them one less thing to worry about. In “Avalarahhhhh,” by 215 McCann, a CFO uses the software to automate this time-consuming job, leading to a chain reaction of relaxation that transforms the office around her, including an in-office spa.

-Cashmere has made several changes to its leadership team, including hiring Eric Erickson as chief operating officer and Rebecca Williams as vice president and group creative director.


-The talent crunch everyone was talking about six months ago has shifted the other way as agencies and platforms announce layoffs, which is the wrong move, according to Marla Kaplowitz from the 4A’s.

-One of the added complexities of modern life—being forever connected and retaining battery charge daily—is an anxiety Volvo’s Recharge car campaign recognizes.

-Women-operated and founded podcast network Lemonada Media is launching a book club in partnership with publishing company Penguin Random House.

-An amateur ballet company comprised the entire creative department of Danish advertising agency &Co, an exercise designed to spark creativity.

-As Portuguese NGO Associação Abraço marks 30 years supporting those affected by HIV, it’s put out three spots that challenge HIV stereotypes.