Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations with 9

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter isn’t just a celebrated Grammy Awards winner — she’s now a serial Grammy. record-breaker. She led among nominees with nine nods for her album Renaissance. Kendrick Lamar scored eight nominations, while Adele and Brandi Carlile each got seven. By adding nine more nominations to her Grammy resumé, she now has 88 in total … Continue reading “Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations with 9”

Avalara makes compliance less taxing

With over 13,000 tax jurisdictions in the United States, an ever-changing array of tax laws and a myriad of special case scenarios, remaining tax-compliant can be a major source of stress for businesses. Avalara’s software aims to change that in a new campaign from 215 McCann. Avalara’s software automates tax compliance processes, freeing businesses of … Continue reading “Avalara makes compliance less taxing”

MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards

Last night, the shots Awards held The Americas Ceremony in Hollywood. Production company, MJZ, along with work anti-gun violence creative from Leo Burnett, BBDO and States United to Prevent Gun Violence came away the big winners. With the pandemic causing the previous last two awards shows to go digital-only, this celebration of creative campaigns from North and … Continue reading “MJZ, anti-gun campaigns from Burnett and BBDO win big at shots Awards”

Scott Boyajan joins Shape+Light as Executive Producer

Boutique visual effects and design studio Shape+Light today announced the addition of Scott Boyajan as Executive Producer. Joining the leadership team of Managing / Creative Director Rob Trent and Executive Producer Cara Lehr, Boyajan will help curate Shape+Light’s growing talent roster and expand new client relationships. He has already managed several projects at Shape+Light including … Continue reading “Scott Boyajan joins Shape+Light as Executive Producer”

Sex and the City’s Willie Garson passes at 57

Willie Garson, an actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City and Mozzie on White Collar, has passed away at age 57. News of his passing was confirmed by his son Nathen Garson on Instagram: “I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to … Continue reading “Sex and the City’s Willie Garson passes at 57”

CPB brings the Noid back for Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza has always had one nemesis: the Noid – an antihero that has been trying to prevent great pizza delivery since 1986. Maybe it was the chaos of 2020 that gave the Noid the confidence to return, or possibly the fact that Domino’s has continued to innovate around great pizza delivery with amazing technology. … Continue reading “CPB brings the Noid back for Domino’s Pizza”

AT&T builds connections in new campaign

Today, AT&T launches a new campaign for the 2021 Masters, highlighting the brand’s core mission: creating stronger human connections.  As communications technology has advanced, connection has become ever more pervasive, complex and impressive. We often think about this progress literally, new technical achievements, network benchmarks and more. But the “Connections” campaign seeks to humanize why AT&T makes its network faster, more reliable, and more secure, to … Continue reading “AT&T builds connections in new campaign”

AKKURAT Studios makes ‘pointe’ in Benz campaign

Ballerina is the latest film created by Antoni Garage for the luxury Mercedes Benz’ iconic SUV model. In Mercedes Benz’s latest spot, directed by AKKURAT Studios’ Francisco Sendino for Antoni Garage, the film opens treating viewers to a beautiful ballet performance. It’s not long before the dance transitions and takes everyone on an exciting, wild … Continue reading “AKKURAT Studios makes ‘pointe’ in Benz campaign”

New Orleans Jazz Society launches music relief fund

When the Covid-19 pandemic rolled across the globe, it silenced live music everywhere. Perhaps nowhere was that silence more deafening than New Orleans. To help offset the fallout for struggling musicians, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation launched a Music Relief Fund last spring. Through their efforts, the foundation has distributed more than $1MM to musicians … Continue reading “New Orleans Jazz Society launches music relief fund”

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

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 out … Continue reading “Welcome to the Super Bowl, baby – From Huggies, Droga5”

Angry Orchard offends onlookers with “S” word

Sweet’ certainly isn’t the “F” word. But these days, it’s looking like it’s a kind of “S” word. In fact, sweetness has been so vilified, some might even be afraid to admit their sweet preference. Angry Orchard drinkers, however, embrace the sweetness. While many brands use sweetness that is far too cloying, the natural sweetness … Continue reading “Angry Orchard offends onlookers with “S” word”

Steve Carell is stressed Santa in Xfinity’s holiday film

This year, working from home has become the new norm, and the ability to stay connected virtually has allowed people to pull off new and inventive ways of achieving what was previously unimaginable. That is the ingenuity taking center stage in the Xfinity 2020 holiday campaign created by advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P). … Continue reading “Steve Carell is stressed Santa in Xfinity’s holiday film”

Kia K5 lands a first-ever flat spin 360-degree stunt

When we first watched this Kia “K5 Live” stunt on the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast, our initial reaction was a genuine, jaw-dropping f*ck! Upon seeing it again, our reaction was “dope AF!” The latest work from our friends at David&Goliath underscores the fact that Kia K5 may just be the most powerful midsize sedan on … Continue reading “Kia K5 lands a first-ever flat spin 360-degree stunt”

Kia, David & Goliath prove K5 sedan is ultimate fun ride

The introduction of Kia’s most powerful midsize sedan ever – the all-new 2021 K5 – continues as Kia Motors America (KMA) has dropped a creative broadcast campaign and embarked on never-before-seen marketing partnerships with network shows including NBC’s America’s Got Talent and the 72nd Emmy® Awards broadcast. The initiatives come hot on the wheels of the first-ever K5 Live “Triple Threat … Continue reading “Kia, David & Goliath prove K5 sedan is ultimate fun ride”

Kitchenaid’s ‘A Woman’s Place’ streaming on Hulu

According to KitchenAid, women-identifying chefs have long struggled to rise to the top. Faced with bias, sexism and harassment, women find themselves adapting to a work environment that inherently makes assumptions on their abilities and worth. Common biases in the culinary industry include beliefs such as, “a chef isn’t a worthy career for a woman,” … Continue reading “Kitchenaid’s ‘A Woman’s Place’ streaming on Hulu”

Nike’s new split screen spot is nothing short of epic

Closed gyms and empty stadiums haven’t stopped athletes from pushing forward and using their platforms to help create change. The NBA is about to begin in their bubble tonight. And Major League Baseball is marching through 19 Miami Marlins contracting COVID-19. Athletes will not be stopped. Nike celebrates this attitude in the third film in … Continue reading “Nike’s new split screen spot is nothing short of epic”

Kia unleashes most powerful midsize sedan in live stream

Kia Motors America today is kicking off a multi-channel marketing campaign in support of the all-new 2021 K5. True to Kia Motors America (KMA) “Give It Everything” philosophy, the wide-reaching, real-time “K5 Live,” effort will reset expectations by placing Kia’s most powerful mid-size sedan in situations previously untouched in this traditionally conservative category.   The campaign, … Continue reading “Kia unleashes most powerful midsize sedan in live stream”

Miniac Films brings adidas’ innovative New Primeblue

The oceans are awash in plastic and their future, and ours, is threatened. adidas has developed one solution that may help fix the problem: it’s Primeblue, and its’ remarkable story is being told in a new spot produced for the company by production company Miniac Films. Directed by Benjamin Kutsko, the dramatic, visually evocative spot … Continue reading “Miniac Films brings adidas’ innovative New Primeblue”

DAVID Miami takes top Agency Spot in The One Show

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 for … Continue reading “DAVID Miami takes top Agency Spot in The One Show”

Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

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 the … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”