Veterans Affairs, Ad Council launch anti-suicide campaign

There is hope. Resources are available and treatment can work. Suicide is preventable. The suicide rate among Veterans in 2019 was 52% higher than non-Veteran adults in the U.S., according to the 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. As part of their ongoing efforts to combat this national crisis, the Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue reading “Veterans Affairs, Ad Council launch anti-suicide campaign”

Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad

The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 continues … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”

Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine education effort

The Ad Council today announced plans for a communications effort to encourage vaccination against the virus, which will represent one of the largest public education campaigns in history. This coincides with Astrazeneca’s announcement of a vaccine that is 70% effective. This effort will be launched in partnership with the COVID Collaborative, a national assembly that has brought … Continue reading “Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine education effort”

Zoic, Mckinney create powerful PSA for Ad Council

Award-winning entertainment company Zoic Studios has teamed up with McKinney to drop viewers into a game that  has no winner in a powerful new PSA for the Ad Council and Brady, “No Extra Life.” Crafted in the perspective of a first-person shooter video game, the spot follows the heart-racing experience of someone frantically racing through … Continue reading “Zoic, Mckinney create powerful PSA for Ad Council”

Ad Council addresses racism toward API community

With President Donald Trump consistently referring to the current novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as “The Chinese virus,” it’s no wonder the United States has seen an increase in racism, scapegoating and bigotry, particularly towards Asian populations. This perpetuates the harmful stereotypes that the community has fought for so long to dismantle. With nearly 2,000 reported … Continue reading “Ad Council addresses racism toward API community”

Ad Council creates PSA campaign for COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ad Council is working in collaboration with the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and major media networks to launch a series of national public service ads (PSAs) and multi-channel content to provide critical and urgent messages. … Continue reading “Ad Council creates PSA campaign for COVID-19”

‘Sesame Street’ joins Ad Council for autism campaign

A new bilingual autism awareness campaign from BBDO New York and sister agency Dieste launched today to promote early screening and diagnosis. This can open a world of possibilities for the estimated 1 in 59 children with autism, improving learning, communication and social skills in young children with autism spectrum disorder. The estimate comes from … Continue reading “‘Sesame Street’ joins Ad Council for autism campaign”

Ad Council campaign asks teens to consider others

According to the Ad Council, meanness is on the rise and it is time to push back. In an effort to combat both online and offline bullying, the Ad Council has released Because of You, a new Bullying Prevention message aimed at heightening self-awareness and reflection among teens. The new work encourages teens to consider … Continue reading “Ad Council campaign asks teens to consider others”

72andSunny ushers in Creative Leadership Council

In order to ensure the agency’s creative vision manifests with excellence, 72andSunny has announced the launch of a new Creative Leadership Council. The council was formed by newly appointed chief creative officers, Carlo Cavallone and Matt Murphy. A deeper look at the council, we’ll see it also includes creative leaders across global offices: Rey Andrade, … Continue reading “72andSunny ushers in Creative Leadership Council”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr. passes at age 84

Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr, who was behind an array of iconic films, has passed away at age 84.  Affectionately known as “Laddie”, Alan Ladd Jr. was involved in 14 best-picture nominees, including Young Frankenstein, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Chariots of Fire, and Blade Runner. As an independent producer, Ladd Jr. helped steer … Continue reading “Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr. passes at age 84”

Academy launches global digital preservation forum

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the launch of the Academy Digital Preservation Forum (ADPF), a global online gathering place dedicated to exploring the latest issues surrounding digital preservation of motion pictures.  An initiative of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council, the forum hosts original content and resources and will serve as … Continue reading “Academy launches global digital preservation forum”

Justice League teams up with Biden Administration to battle COVID

DC’s iconic Justice League members, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more, will be supporting childhood COVID-19 vaccination as part of an ongoing collaboration between WarnerMedia and the Biden-Harris Administration. DC has created superhero-themed decorations and will be providing giveaway items to Children’s Hospitals across the country for anyone that receives the COVID-19 vaccine. The … Continue reading “Justice League teams up with Biden Administration to battle COVID”

Public Label: Names Calhoun Head of Experiential

Creative marketing agency Public Label has announced the appointment of Erica Calhoun, who joins the agency as Senior Vice President and Head of Experiential, working across the agency’s highest-profile accounts such as Moët Hennessey, Ford Bronco, adidas, BRP, and Progressive, among others. Reporting to Brian Kittelson, Public Label’s EVP Brand Strategy and Commercialization, Calhoun will … Continue reading “Public Label: Names Calhoun Head of Experiential”

George Floyd: A look back at the best ads

It was one year ago today that George Floyd was viciously and callously murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. For three of those minutes, Floyd was unconscious. His final words of “I can’t breathe” become ignited a global movement demanding racial justice. Since then, a … Continue reading “George Floyd: A look back at the best ads”

Padilla announces fourteen U.S. agency promotions

Padilla has announced the promotion of 14 of the agency’s team members who have performed extremely well in their current roles, and have demonstrated the ability to excel in their new positions helping clients build, grow and protect brands and reputations.  “We’re excited to recognize the accomplishments of colleagues at Padilla and FoodMinds, Joe Smith and SMS Research divisions,” said Matt … Continue reading “Padilla announces fourteen U.S. agency promotions”

Deadly Cuts: a story of hair extensions and dying

Rachel Carey’s debut film Deadly Cuts is a story of female empowerment accentuated with extensions, hair dye, scissors, and a little bit of the blood of men- who were asking for it. This dark comedy is set in a working-class Dublin hair salon where hair stylists take law and scissors into their own hands. Deadly … Continue reading “Deadly Cuts: a story of hair extensions and dying”

Tynesha Williams tapped to lead content studio 3AM

Creative studio 3AM, a division of entertainment marketing agency Wild Card Creative Group, has recruited former Cashmere Agency VP Group Creative Director Tynesha Williams as Executive Creative Director. The announcement was made today (we are not sure if it was at 3 AM) by Tara DeVeaux, Managing Director, 3AM. Williams has a strong background in … Continue reading “Tynesha Williams tapped to lead content studio 3AM”

Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB

News from DDB New York announced today the promotion of Teri Altman to Head of Production. Altman is elevated from her position as Executive Producer. “Teri is fundamental to the creativity and culture of DDB New York. She is a force that not only break barriers but builds,” says Audrey Melofchik, President of DDB New York. “People want … Continue reading “Teri Altman promoted to Head of Production at DDB”

DDB Worldwide announces leadership promotions

DDB Worldwide today announced two recent promotions, continuing the momentum of leadership changes. Alex Hesz has been promoted to global chief strategy officer and Roisin “Ro” Rooney has been promoted to newly-created role of global chief people officer. Both join from within the network into newly created roles. Alex most recently led strategy for the … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide announces leadership promotions”