Tuesday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-The midterm elections are upon us, and the reality is that 139 elected officials in the 117th Congress still deny the scientific consensus of human-caused climate change. To call attention to that, Fridays for Future U.S. has released​ “Aliens,” a four-part poster series imagined with creative agency Fred & Farid Los Angeles, illustrating that our fears of deadly alien invasion are the least of our concerns. The reality is that the aliens are already here as climate deniers and polluters, and they’re doing irreparable damage. ​Utilizing retro Sci-Fi motifs, “Aliens” depicts four different environments under attack by humans who look eerily similar to the aliens attacking a foreign planet, including deforestation machines and oil drillers.

-BrewDog has declared itself the “proud anti-sponsor” of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in a series of billboards protesting the human rights record of host country, Qatar.


-Car sharing marketplace Turo has taken a high-concept approach in a campaign from Los Angeles-based creative studio SixTwentySix that positions the brand as a deliverer of adventure and freedom.

-Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has apologized for his role is mass layoffs at the company, saying he grew the company too quickly.

-Grey has promoted Jason Kahner to global chief talent officer, hired Thiago Cruz as CCO of the New York office and Alba Anthony as head of people in New York, while Amber Guild has departed to head up McCann NY as CEO.

-Creative, filmmaker and artist Azsa West is returning to Wieden+Kennedy as chief creative officer for its Portland headquarters.

-Paddington has reprised his starring role in British clothier Barbour’s Christmas ad, which focuses on sustainable, thoughtful gifting at Christmas.

-Adweek looks at how online dollar store Wish fell from grace and its hopeful rise to win back customers.