Thursday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-With lockdown lifted in Japan, disinfectant company SMV Japan released a lighthearted, animated spot centered around a “Stay Alert Song” in collaboration with Dentsu and production company AOI Pro (video above). Kind of catchy, no?

S4 Capital is looking to raise $126 million to further its expansion via mergers and acquisitions through a new share offering.

-A look at the agencies which received PPP loans of $150,000 or more.


WPP is ending voluntary salary reductions for executives after three months.

Diversity equity and inclusion officers shared how they’re spurring change and discussed next steps at a weeklong event dedicated to bringing diverse perspectives to Cannes Lions.

-Why hiring multicultural agencies is good business.

-Publishers have seen video ad revenue decline this month amid a Facebook advertising boycott.

-Hollywood has been avoiding the Facebook ad boycott.