Thursday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-With people binge watching The Office during the pandemic, quietly hilarious Phyllis no doubt made them laugh often. Phyllis Smith, the actor who plays her namesake on the sitcom, brings a sillier version of that subtly nutty character to a new video from Joann, the popular crafting chain.

The video, “Ring in Spring,” done with creative agency Where Eagles Dare, is a continuation of the character that debuted during the holidays. The very crafty Smith this time tries to help a couple that had their wedding canceled by the pandemic. So, with the help of a Joann DIY specialist, she puts together the whole thing, from paper flowers to being the officiant and organist, with plenty of humorous asides throughout.


-Reddit has made its first ever enterprise partnership agreement, signing a deal with Omnicom Media Group.

-Adweek staff shares data on declines and growth in the industry one year into the pandemic.

-Speaking of the pandemic, marketers have reflected on some of the brighter moments and trends that quarantine has brought about.

-A free image library of real women exercising hopes to better represent how they’re represented in sports marketing.

-Digiday has found that CEO burnout is a problem, and it says that some companies are trying co-CEO models to offset the issue.

-It’s time to double the degrees to 12 that someone can be removed from Kevin Bacon, as the actor shows in an ad for Visible scheduled for the Grammys.

-If you didn’t know Mozart had a talented sister, LG Electronics and AlmapBBDO have released a campaign to tell you about the should-be famous sibling.