Wednesday Stir

By Erik Oster 


-MullenLowe encourages viewers to “Stop Medical Distancing” in a PSA created for an alliance of healthcare experts (video above).

“We are seeing a troubling pattern that people are avoiding medical visits in fear of contracting Covid-19,” Dr. William Shrank, Humana’s chief medical officer, said in a statement published in LBB. “While we understand the fears that many people have around contracting the virus, our country’s medical facilities have adopted CDC guidelines and best practices and even telemedicine options to make your visit as safe as possible to prevent the spread of the virus.”

Kroger named an integrated fresh@dentsu team led by 360i as its first integrated media agency of record, following a review.

Panda Express appointed Los Angeles-based The Many as its creative agency of record, following a review.

Leaders from civil rights and activist groups met with Facebook executives but are unconvinced there’s any commitment to change and remain committed to a boycott of the social media platform.

-A Black ad-tech executive shares his experiences, including experiences with microaggressions and unconscious bias.

-Accenture Interactive agency The Monkeys hired interactive artist Thomas Marcusson as creative director.

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