Wednesday Stir

By Minda Smiley 

-McDonald’s lays on the sap in this ad out of Amsterdam, where grandparents reunite with their grandkids, Happy Meals in tow, after months of lockdown (video above).

-Wieden + Kennedy laid off 11% of its global workforce due to the pandemic.


-Editor of Campaign U.S. Lindsay Stein has left for greener pastures: She’s now CEO of Today, I’m Brave, a nonprofit founded by David Angelo, founder and creative chairman of David & Goliath.

-This campaign for a condom brand, created by FCB/Six, was inspired by the stock market.

-A creative who was recently laid off tells Digiday what the job hunt has been like.

-The New York Times wonders if ads and hashtags can curb the harassment Asian Americans are experiencing right now.

-And finally: This guy wrote a song dedicated to Jim and Dwight’s relationship on The Office.