Wednesday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-BSSP senior copywriter Zack Browne shared a poem with his co-workers last week about racism and being a Black man in America. Following its overwhelmingly positive reaction, Browne decided to share his words with the world and teamed with colleagues including senior art director Alfonso Ruiz and freelance film editor Carlos Crooks to adapt the poem into a short film titled It Doesn’t Matter (video above), which debuted last Friday.

-600 Black advertising professionals wrote an open letter to industry leaders demanding meaningful action to address systemic racism.

-A new Edelman study shows most consumers want brands to take a stand on racial justice.


-Cannes Lions will make Mary Wells Lawrence the first woman to win the Lion of St. Mark Lifetime Achievement Award.

-Here’s a blog about fonts called I Love Typography.

-A diversity research tracker from Creative Equals and Campaign found that women and minorities reported higher levels of stress and unfair treatment at work due to Covid-19.

-MullenLowe Singapore and China CEO Paul Soon and MullenLowe Japan and Hong Kong CEO James Hollow will lead MullenLowe Group APAC.