Wednesday Stir

By Kyle O'Brien 

-Ember, maker of a newly launched temperature control mug, is getting into the holiday mood with its first spot from Zambezi. “Sip Symphony” recreates the classic holiday tune “Carol of the Bells” while also highlighting Ember’s patented technology, which allows sippers to set the precise temperature of their hot beverages. Sounds of sipping, stirring and other assorted beverage sounds complete the symphony.

Zambezi’s in-house production and content studio FIN handled all production and post-production duties to bring this spot to life.


-The Allionce Group has carved out a niche in marketing and made a name for itself as a leader in the zoo and aquarium space.

-Adweek spoke to several Wieden+Kennedy veterans about the lessons the late David Kennedy taught them and memories that remain.

-Popeyes is all in on Megan Thee Stallion, as the chicken chain has released the latest line of merchandise with the performer, “Animegan,” inspired by anime.

-McCann Live, the social practice of McCann has promoted Monica Tailor to lead the contained global growth of the business.

-The bar has been raised for brands to show their long-term commitment to DEI, but with these expectations, there are a few diversity pitfalls brands must watch out for.

-With fireplace videos set to attract more viewers during the holiday season, London agency Above+Beyond is using the advertising revenue generated from those videos to fund a charity to combat homelessness.

-Orbit Gum worked with agency ICF Next to knit a fresh-breath message into “Smooching Sweaters,” complete with a gum dispenser, festive string lights and sprigs of mistletoe.