BBDO, Smuggler win Emmy for ‘Back to School Essentials’

1+ On Saturday, September 19, Sandy Hook Promise, Smuggler Productions, and BBDO New York were honored with the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial of 2019 for “Back-to-School Essentials,” the short film that gives voices to students’ fears that school shootings have become the new normal. The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences selected this PSA … Continue reading “BBDO, Smuggler win Emmy for ‘Back to School Essentials’”

Music video auteur Allie Avital signs with SMUGGLER

3+ SMUGGLER has announced the signing of New-York born Allie Avital. Avital’s work has a reputation for being both visually arresting and conceptually bold and original. She is an ambitious and exciting film maker that the company believes will bring a clear voice and an assured and definite talent to their roster. SMUGGLER has always … Continue reading “Music video auteur Allie Avital signs with SMUGGLER”

Sugar Ray Leonard finds resilience with Midcaps

1+ The latest campaign from McCann New York for State Street Global Advisors campaign captures their spirit of resilience by depicting the knockdown and recovery of one boxing’s greatest middleweights –Sugar Ray Leonard – while interspersing it with some iconic embodiments of MidCap businesses – a pilot, a chef, a medical researcher, a corporate leader and a … Continue reading “Sugar Ray Leonard finds resilience with Midcaps”

Welcome to the Super Bowl, baby – From Huggies, Droga5

1+ Babies and puppies always seem to score big on the Super Bowl. To be honest, if you’re Huggies what else are you going to use? To launch Huggies’ new platform and establish the brand’s point of view, the brand has debuted its global anthem film ‘Welcome to the World, Baby’. The two-minute film sets … Continue reading “Welcome to the Super Bowl, baby – From Huggies, Droga5”

Wayne and Garth are back in Uber Eats Super Bowl spot

1+ The Super Bowl was made for Super Bowl parties. Except this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t order from Uber Eats and party on. You know, like Wayne and Garth. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, the stars who created and brought to life local-access legends Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar on the classic … Continue reading “Wayne and Garth are back in Uber Eats Super Bowl spot”

Kevin Durant and Degree team for “Tears of Joy”

1+ Today, NBA star Kevin Durant and Unilever’s Degree Deodorant have launched a new campaign, “Tears of Joy,” which offers a firsthand look at the NBA star’s inspiring journey back to the court and how he stays motivated and encourages everyone to #KeepMoving.  We already know that movement can help unlock transformative physical, emotional and … Continue reading “Kevin Durant and Degree team for “Tears of Joy””

CarMax, Martin Agency want us to love our car

1+ Pandemic perceptions aren’t necessarily reality. However, many of us DO feel stagnate. Spending days… heck weeks… in lockdown, cause small moves to suddenly have enormous impact. CarMax would argue some of the most magnanimous inventions of all time were simple: the built-in wine holder for showers, the Slanket, Saucemoto. Honestly, the wine holder is … Continue reading “CarMax, Martin Agency want us to love our car”

Surprise! These are Christmas movies, too

0 Christmas is this week and not everyone is into the same old, typical Christmas romantic comedy tropes or the “feel good”, heartwarming “spirit of the season” sappy films with a moral to the story. Sometimes, you just want to sit down and pass the time watching quality films that might take place around Christmas, … Continue reading “Surprise! These are Christmas movies, too”

‘Stranger Things’ adds Freddy Krueger & more

2+ New nightmares are coming out of Hawkins, Indiana, and they are about to get much worse because Freddy Krueger himself is joining the Stranger Things fray as one of eight new casting additions to the fourth season. Nightmare on Elm Street horror legend Robert Englund will appear in the recurring role of Victor Creel, … Continue reading “‘Stranger Things’ adds Freddy Krueger & more”

One Club announces Young Guns 18 winners

1+ The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the diverse group of 31 winners hailing from 11 countries for the prestigious Young Guns 18 competition, celebrating creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry’s only cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based global awards competition that identifies … Continue reading “One Club announces Young Guns 18 winners”

BBDO, Macy’s want you to love what you wear

2+ The Reel 360 team loves all things Fall. Pumpkin spice everywhere. And definitely the fashion. It’s our time to shine, and this season Macy’s is inspiring shoppers to make the most of every moment big or small by dressing a little extra and showing-off their personal style. With an incredible assortment of must-have curated … Continue reading “BBDO, Macy’s want you to love what you wear”

AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda

1+ AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, launched as part of the association’s Commitment to Drive Change initiative, has announced its roster of members and established its working agenda as it moves to help the industry cast a wider net for talent, create opportunities for mentorship and advancement for people of color and establish hiring practices … Continue reading “AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda”

Hilarious ‘Join Meeting’ is back for S2

2+ Let’s face it, most ZOOM meetings are beginning to suck. At the beginning of the pandemic, they were somewhat novel. We had our team building meetings. ZOOM happy hours. ZOOM dates. ZOOM film festival screenings. Now even with the help of virtual backgrounds (mine is Tattooine), they are still pretty lame. First and foremost, … Continue reading “Hilarious ‘Join Meeting’ is back for S2”

Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy

2+ Nominations for the 72nd Emmy® Awards wereannounced yesterday recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and coming talent and breakthrough commercials, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world. The live ceremony, reimagined as a virtual event due to production restrictions resulting … Continue reading “Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy”

Apple and that whole ‘Working-from-home-thing’

1+ Apple has released a sequel to its popular 2019 ad “Underdogs.” And it is great. Titled, “The Whole Working-from-Home-Thing” features the ‘dogs attempting to work on a project remotely complete with all the hilarious frustrations, responsibilities and oops that come along with it. All the while, seamlessly weaving in how Apple’s products help. After … Continue reading “Apple and that whole ‘Working-from-home-thing’”

DAVID Miami takes top Agency Spot in The One Show

2+ Led by the outstanding awards performance of “Moldy Whopper” for Burger King, DAVID Miami landed the top agency position in the world in The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings, revealed today by The One Club for Creativity. “Based on results of this year’s largest global awards program, The One Show 2020 Global Rankings are the definitive measure … Continue reading “DAVID Miami takes top Agency Spot in The One Show”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

1+ Winners of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented awards tonight at a special virtual premiere held in lieu of the annual gala premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented online on June 16th, … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”

Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

1+ The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”

‘Moldy Whopper’ wins 18 Gold Pencils at One Show

1+ The One Show 2020 Winners have been revealed. After months of judging, of debating, the Pencil winners of The One Show 2020 are finally here. In total, 171 Gold Pencils, 169 Silver Pencils, and 213 Bronze Pencils were awarded, all from nearly 20,000 submissions from over 70 different countries. The single biggest entry on today’s list … Continue reading “‘Moldy Whopper’ wins 18 Gold Pencils at One Show”

Wieden, PRETTYBIRD, BBDO among AICP online panels

1+ Wieden+Kennedy, PRETTYBIRD, BBDO, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Arcade Edit and SMUGGLER are among the notable panels being planned for the AICP Shortlist Series on Creativity and Collaboration. Each panel will focus on a piece that appears multiple times on the shortlists across all shows. All three of the AICP Awards Shows -the AICP Next Awards, … Continue reading “Wieden, PRETTYBIRD, BBDO among AICP online panels”