Tuesday Stir

By Erik Oster Comment


-Los Angeles and San Francisco-based content agency Portal A created an Ultimate Home Championship series for YouTube Originals. Hosted by NBA star Stephen Curry, it debuted last Friday (video above). The series features pro athletes including DeAndre Jordan, Von Miller, Rhonda Rousey and Lindsay Vonn, as well as YouTube creators such as Ninja, competing in a series of athletic challenges designed for the home.

“With Ultimate Home Championship, we were able to create a fun and safe environment for entertaining competition,” Curry said in a statement. “We invited the best athletes in the world to compete and raise money for a great cause.”

Reddit explicitly banned hate speech, removing thousands of subreddits including r/The_Donald.

Twitch suspended Donald Trump‘s account for “hateful” comments at his recent Tulsa rally and a restreamed event from 2016.

Geoff Edwards has joined Gale as the agency’s West Coast ecd.

-Former employees shared experiences of racism at Digital Brand Architects.

-Organic ready-to-drink brand Super Coffee appointed imre as its social media agency of record.

-Former Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall says brands have a “responsibility” over what they’re funding. 

Kmart appointed DDB Melbourne as its creative and strategic agency in Australia.

-Havas’ U.K.-based pharma branding and design agency Conran Design Group hired former Wolff Olins COO Christina Falzano as U.S. managing director.

“My goal at Conran Design Group is to expand our reach in the U.S. by really championing our expanded capabilities,” Falzano said in a statement. “Increasingly, brands need a more collaborative, iterative and human approach—one that makes them part of the process and the author of their own stories.”

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