Tuesday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-Portland, Oregon agency Undnyable has made a Blockchain puppet to explain how fintech company Figure works with customers and the Blockchain to find people the right loan and payment system. “Blocky” a Blockchain puppet living in the real world, takes questions from potential customers with an “Ask Me Anything” series of ads.

Set up like a press conference, Blocky talks with business people, like a kick-happy dojo owner who needs more room, and a jazz musician who doesn’t like credit card fees.


-Martin Sorrell and his S4 leadership team said their holding network will fold all companies under the newly renamed Media.Monks umbrella.

-VCCP has strengthened its customer experience (CX) arm with the hiring of Scott Ewings as chief executive and Josette James as client partner.

-Adweek’s iconic TV, publishing and digital Hot List, which will be published in print and online on Oct. 25, will reflect the seismic shifts in the media landscape.

Rishad Tobaccowala, the author of Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data, writes about four questions that most companies and individuals seek answers to regarding navigating change.

Frito-Lay has launched a “Space for Her” scholarship fund that will spend $150,000 to send 50 girls from underrepresented communities to space camp over the next five years.

-Intimate product manufacturer We-Vibe is releasing its new “Silver Sex” campaign to encourage more openness and better education around sex for people ages 55 and over.

-Noosa yoghurt wants to send one fan on a foodie road trip. Noosa has teamed up with local foodie experts to curate foodie-fueled travel and eatery guides on the best local stops across the country to ensure the trip of a lifetime.

Through August 11, fans can enter at a dedicated website to win $10,000 towards the ultimate foodie road trip and a year’s supply of noosa yoghurt.