Tuesday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Independent Denver agency Cactus wanted to something lighthearted and fun to close this crazy year, which marks the shop’s 30th anniversary. So the agency created a four-part series featuring founder Joe Conrad and CCO Norm Shearer based on the formula of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis called “Between Two Cacti” (video above).

-Mondelēz selected MediaMonks and Publicis Groupe as agency partners for its new content production model, following a review which a source with knowledge of the process claims included Accenture and WPP.

-BBH Singapore’s “It’s In Our Spirit” spot for Absolut utilizes animation to imagine the joy of post-pandemic reunions.


-Adweek mothership’s enterprising sports and travel reporter Ryan Barwick (a proud Delaware alum as well) broke down ESPN’s high-profile deepfake spot.

How do brands stay culturally relevant? The Drum pondered that very topic.

Tesla is worth half a trillion dollars now. We’re sure Elon Musk, now the second richest person in the world, will take the news with humility.

-Havas landed $300 million worth of global media for Douwe Egberts owner.

-Gut Buenos Aires and Noblex say they made “The Best Deal in History” by adding a Netflix button to the Noblex remote and partnering with the streaming service to promote the Noblex 4K Smart TV (video below).