Tuesday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-This December marks UNICEF’s 75th anniversary. In the U.S., the responsibility for celebrating the milestone and continuing to build the brand falls to Shelley Diamond, UNICEF USA’s CMO, who was formerly with Y&R.

To mark a new chapter for the organization and reach more people, the organization’s end of year brand spot cuts through pandemic fatigue with images of UNICEF workers on the front lines and rap music to remind people that there is work to be done in ending Covid-19 globally.

-Omnicom Group has promoted two of its top senior executives, Daryl Simm and Florian Adamski, at the holding company and network level.

Cristo Fernández, who plays Dani Rojas in Ted Lasso, returns to Mexico to star in Xbox’s 3-minute, adrenaline-fueled ad for Forza Horizon 5.

-On the latest episode of Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad, Adweek discusses the Facebook name change, our thoughts on Meta’s mission and the future of virtual communities.

-Who wouldn’t want a cheese sculpture for the holidays? Cheese crisp brand Whisps is giving consumers the opportunity to purchase unique custom cheese carvings directly from its website.

-There is a rush to get a piece of the cannatech companies that are fueling a legal weed industry expected to hit $100 billion in U.S. sales by 2030.

-Google recently announced the Pixel 6, a smartphone that uses machine learning to depict a wide range of skin tones more accurately.

-The skeletons are barely put away and we’re already seeing Christmas ads. The Drum is tracking them, including early ads from Lego and Gap.

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