If new-age fame is defined as getting your own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor, Colin Kaepernick has officially reached superstardom. The ex-QB and social-justice advocate’s face adorns the new “Change the Whirled” variety announced this week.
All the agency strategists who have to spend their holidays prepping for Coca-Cola’s just-announced global agency review, which kicks into gear in the new year.
Shameless self-plug alert: Ad Age’s 2020 Marketers of the Year package was a hit, drawing a ton of eyeballs. And a Q&A with a co-founder of The Lincoln Project (No. 4 on our list) was also popular, as was a story on the aforementioned Coke review.
It’s a constant challenge for auto marketers: how do you plug in-car features without boring people to death? Mercedes-Benz has turned to Jane Lynch for help. The actress lends her wit to a new social campaign from Publicis that has some fun with the fact that not many people are traveling via air travel today. Lynch parodies in-flight safety videos, while throwing in a few one-liners, like when she compares adjustable heated seat cushions to “being spooned by a warm loaf of freshly baked bread in the shape of your lover.”