Wednesday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Shhh. Deutsch Los Angeles created the “world’s quietest auto insurance commercial” for Wawanesa with an ASMR spot celebrating its J.D. Power Award (video above).

Karen Costello rejoined Deutsch Los Angeles as CCO after more than three years with The Martin Agency.

-The Martin Agency, meanwhile, named agency veteran Danny Robinson as CCO.


GroupM hired Kirk McDonald from Xandr as North America CEO, filling a vacancy left by the departure of Tim Castree.

-Creative production company Framestore was responsible for bringing to life “indescribale” H.P. Lovecraft creatures for HBO’s Lovecraft Country, with work led by head of CG and project VFX supervisor Grant Walker.

-Creatives Yama Rahyar, Thuy Truong and Ben Creekmore recently created “Call It Crazy,” a campaign that aims to reframe the conversation around defunding the police.

-The ad industry is preparing for an NFL season like no other, or no NFL season at all.

-The Drum looks back at some public health campaign highlights.