Thursday Stir

By Doug Zanger 

Fred & Farid (or FF for those in the know) partnered with JCDecaux on an OOH campaign in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The visual pick-me-ups are intended to inject some local flavor into messages of inspiration. The designs (150 in all) can be printed out or shared on social.


“No big emotional statement. No hashtag or call to action. Just a fact: We keep going. Because that’s all we can do,” said Fred & Farid in a statement.

But, since there’s a hashtag on the site set up for this, we are confused by this statement. But that’s OK. We’re easily confused, anyway.

-The Walgreens Boots Alliance lottery winner is? WPP. Its earnings call is today, too. Think they’ll talk about this win? Probably.

-Allyship & Action keeps doing big, great, honest, important things. The State of Equity starts today and runs for two days. Sign up. Learn. Act.

-Lotame (which we still think sounds like a balm one would use after an encounter with poison oak) unveils its cookie-less ad-targeting tech.

-UM’s Rachel Forde on why agencies shouldn’t avoid taking a stand.

-Five seniors from the Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University in NEW JERSEY (one of us has deep Jersey roots, hence the excitement) landed some plum mentorships through the One Club.

-Could someone in Canada help us here? We were drawn to the pot pie pictures. But looks like Montana’s BBQ & Bar is getting deeper into the grocery game.