DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters

DIRECTV has launch its GOATbusters national ad campaign featuring baseball legends Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson, highlighting the company’s streaming product, DIRECTV STREAM. Created and developed by TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, the foursome comes together to combat supernatural forces and other would-be foes through the 2022 MLB season, just like the … Continue reading “DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters”

One Club announces Diverse Juries for 2022

The One Club for Creativity has announced the prestigious list of global creative leaders from around the world who will serve as judges for The One Show 2022. Nearly 400 top creatives from 48 countries will judge The One Show this year.  A sampling of the diverse, gender-balanced jury includes: Doug Alves, design lead, Airbnb San Francisco, Design Daniel Barak, … Continue reading “One Club announces Diverse Juries for 2022”

Lily is back for March Madness for AT&T

AT&T’s MVP Lily is bringing her marquee charm to a suite of new March Madness-themed spots set to air throughout the tournament, with the first to air starting this weekend during Selection Sunday on CBS.  Just like a coach or an analyst breaks down the game, Lily is great at breaking down our products and … Continue reading “Lily is back for March Madness for AT&T”

2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It’s almost over. Dear 2020, the Reel 360 team must not-so-politely ask you to get the f*ck out of our collective lives. Don’t pout. Don’t be insulted. We endured you for 365 days. We even reported on what you had to offer which wasn’t much. Now it’s time for you to go. When we sat … Continue reading “2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

A little love goes a long way in new AT&T holiday spot

AT&T, with help from LeBron James, is sharing a little love as we all close out a trying 2020 and look forward to the New Year with hope. The new creative, from our friends at BBDO, LA, features peeps from all walks of life coming together singing the 1969 David Ruffin hit Put a Little … Continue reading “A little love goes a long way in new AT&T holiday spot”

AFM Day One: The Future of Film with Mark Gill

Day One of the virtual American Film Market is in the books and the market kicked off with A Conversation with Mark Gill, President & CEO, Solstice Studios. Moderated by Anthony D’Alessandro, Managing Editor, Deadline, two explored the future state of the industry; predictions of how independent film, the marketplace, and audience consumption will change, especially due to a … Continue reading “AFM Day One: The Future of Film with Mark Gill”

AT&T and Lily return in first 5G campaign from BBDO

AT&T is releasing its first ad celebrating nationwide 5G, starring its beloved spokes-character Lily! Since Lily’s return to AT&T in May, she is back for the third installment of the latest series of ads featuring Milana Vayntrub as an AT&T employee. This time, Lily is shown back in an AT&T store and making a big deal about … Continue reading “AT&T and Lily return in first 5G campaign from BBDO”

ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards

ADCOLOR announced the nominees and honorees for the 14th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the awards have highlighted and honored the achievements of diverse communities in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries. They recognize those who go above and beyond to make a difference and embody the organization’s call to “Rise Up, Reach Back.” … Continue reading “ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards”

Lily’s back… at home in two new AT&T spots

Today, AT&T launches a new campaign – remaining empathetic to the current reality – while lightening the mood with a dose of charm via beloved spokes-character Lily.  YES, that Lily. ‘Member her? From 2013-2017 and in more than 40 spots, AT&T store manager Lily assisted customers in-store. Audiences were crushing on her for a bit. And for … Continue reading “Lily’s back… at home in two new AT&T spots”

We Are Unlimited no longer a “dedicated” McD’s agency

Many of us have been there – it’s called the talk. “I think we should see other people.” According to AgencySpy, that conversation happened between McDonald’s and AOR We Are Unlimited. However, it seems like it was planned. The agency which was formed by Omnicom in 2017 after DDB bested Leo Burnett in a creative … Continue reading “We Are Unlimited no longer a “dedicated” McD’s agency”

Ten-Hut! DDB Chicago lands The Army as an account

Contract rumored to be worth $4 billion over next 10 years Look alive, maggots… err, Chicago. DDB Chicago has landed the lucrative United States Army as an account. According to Ad Age, the Chicago-based agency will spin off a new dedicated shop much like it did for McDonald’s with We Are Unlimited. Sources say, the … Continue reading “Ten-Hut! DDB Chicago lands The Army as an account”

Escape Pod, Cutters, Periscope: hires and promotions

The Escape Pod promotes Celia Jones to Chief Executive Officer Celia Jones has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer at The Escape Pod. Jones, who joined the Chicago-based independent agency as Brand Director in June 2016, will concentrate on growth, integrated capabilities, new revenue, and recruitment. She will report to Norm Bilow, Co-founder and Managing … Continue reading “Escape Pod, Cutters, Periscope: hires and promotions”

Escape Pod hires Celia Jones as new brand director

The Escape Pod Group announced today that that it has named veteran marketing executive Celia Jones as Brand Director.

In this role, she will be responsible for amplifying the agency brand and managing PR and marketing initiatives across the group’s three partner agencies: The Escape Pod, digital agency ORA Interactive, and experiential agency OutCold.

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Academy award-nominated and Primetime Emmy Award-winning iconic actor and star of Goodfellas, Ray Liotta has passed away at age 67. Deadline first reported that the actor died quietly in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters. No foul play is suspected.  Raymond Allen Liotta was born in Newark, … Continue reading “Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dead at 67”

UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked

CBS this week announced its 2022-2023 primetime programming lineup of CBS Originals, featuring four new dramas, one alternative series, special event programming and 18 returning series. For 2021-2022, the Network finished #1 for the 14th straight season, winning 19 of the past 20 seasons. The four new series for fall are the dramas East New York, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked”

Which cities are emerging creative hubs? WeTransfer has the answer

As creative professionals, we all have a desire to know where to go to find that next job. Cities that were once creative, quite frankly dry up. It’s natural. It happened in New York. It happened in LA. And yes, it happened in Chicago. Sometimes the creative erosion is slow. Other times, it’s a volcanic … Continue reading “Which cities are emerging creative hubs? WeTransfer has the answer”

Warner Bros. Discovery considers overhauling DCEU

It seems the MCU might actually be getting some competition in the near future. Variety has reported that multiple sources close to the situation have stated that Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. CEO David Zaslav met with top executives before the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery to find someone to increase the profile of DC Entertainment … Continue reading “Warner Bros. Discovery considers overhauling DCEU”

Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94

Academy Award winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, film director, activist, and ambassador, Sidney Poitier has passed away at age 94. He died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing Latrae Rahming, the director of communications for the prime minister of the Bahamas, where Poitier was raised. The son of … Continue reading “Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94”

Eternals makes history by being first Marvel film to be Certified Rotten

It had to happen sometime. Marvel Studios, which has had an incredible 12-year-run with critics and audiences may finally have a dud on its hands. Marvel’s Eternals is now the worst-reviewed MCU movie ever. With over 257 reviews in, its critical Rotten Tomatoes score has dropped to a 49%, which gives it a “rotten” rating, … Continue reading “Eternals makes history by being first Marvel film to be Certified Rotten”

Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century

On September 11, 2001, we were all witnesses to what will go down in our lifetime as the most horrific event caught on video, film and audio. Of course, I’m talking 19 terrorists, who hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennyslvania. Real horror. Throughout … Continue reading “Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century”