Tuesday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-This Christmas, Icelandair is unveiling a new ad celebrating the true spirit of Iceland. The video is inspired by the true story of a determined Icelandic boy who gets new skates for Christmas. After a big storm, there is snow covering his favorite rink. Undeterred, he gets a shovel and clears the ice so all his friends can skate. Cut to the present and he’s an equally determined Icelandair pilot, using the same gumption to clear snow from his plane’s wheels so he can get travelers home to Iceland.

-Each year, Adweek asks creatives across the world to tell us what work makes them think “I wish I had done that.” Here are the 13 campaigns that had creatives green with envy.


Kate Hudson gets festive and high in a holiday spot for Cann, the THC-laced beverage brand she has invested in, also adding a cranberry sage-flavored libation from her own brand, King St. Vodka.

-Reminder: applications are open for Adweek’s Media Agency of the Year. Submit your application by Jan. 10.

-TikTok is teaming up with Grubhub and Virtual Dining Concepts to debut some 300 TikTok Kitchen delivery-only locations across the U.S. in March.

-Kentucky-based tourism office VisitLEX and its agency of record Cornett have created a “sure to disappoint” gift: a collection of “Non-Fungible Thoroughbreds” meant to stand in for real horses.

-Check out Air Canada’s heartfelt holiday ad, courtesy of The Drum.