Thursday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 


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-The folks at Dietz & Watson love a good fright at Halloween. Last year, the brand presented the Gabaghoul. This year, the meat purveyors, with help from Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners, are featuring a trio of witches, but not the Sanderson Sisters. Instead, they present the SandWitch Sisters, a fierce trio obsessed with meats and cheeses. The spirited sisters are played by Jaida Essence Hall, Kahmora Hall and DeJa Skye who are all former contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Kahmora is also one of the drag stars in Hocus Pocus 2. The SandWitch Sisters are taking to social media to share their favorite sandwiches, tips and recipes.

-After an investigation into the National Women’s Soccer League found a league in which abuse and misconduct had become systematic, many sponsor brands struggle with how to respond.

-Burger King has released its first work from OKRP and it’s telling customers, “You Rule” with a touch of jingly nostalgia.

-A report shows how energy brands and their communications reps created third party groups designed to obstruct climate policy and confuse voters.

-Stagwell Media Network, which launched last August, is reintroducing itself now as the Stagwell Brand Performance Network.

-Whisky brand The Macallan has released a limited edition James Bond single malt in bottles featuring original illustrations and colors, to celebrate 60 years of Bond films.

John Osborn, who was most recently the top executive for OMD USA and spent 25 years at BBDO New York, will now lead Ad Net Zero USA.

-REI is making its Black Friday store closures permanent.