Iliza Shlesinger serves up Dr. Pepper Mocktails for Oscars

Screw the Champagne. Heck toss the wine. Instead, Plano Texas-based Dr. Pepper is serving up Mocktails for the Oscars with popular comedian Iliza Shlesinger. In each film, Shlesinger does what she does best by mixing her brand of quick and smart feminist comedy together with some serious honesty about the Oscars, from gown comfort to … Continue reading “Iliza Shlesinger serves up Dr. Pepper Mocktails for Oscars”

Cracker Barrel, Dr. Pepper leave Richards Group

More troubling news for The Richards Group. Just a day after Home Depot left the agency due to founder Stan Richards’ racist remarks during an internal review, Cracker Barrel and Keurig Dr Pepper have now distanced themselves from the award-winning independently owned agency. More hits for Richards Group: Cracker Barrel says it has dropped Richards … Continue reading “Cracker Barrel, Dr. Pepper leave Richards Group”

Dr. Squatch cleans up the Super Bowl

Media Design Group has announced the placement of a Big Game spot for their client Dr. Squatch, the California based men’s natural soap and personal care company. Dr. Squatch has had tremendous growth over the past few years, including over $100M in revenue for 2020, over 350% increase in sales year-over-year for the last two years, and over 300M total views … Continue reading “Dr. Squatch cleans up the Super Bowl”

Richards Group engages Dr. Lauren Tucker for diversity

As part of its commitment to implement meaningful, measurable diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, The Richards Group has formally engaged diversity consultant Dr. Lauren Tucker PhD and her team at Do What Matters to help the agency navigate its refounding. In October of last year, the agency found itself in hot water after founder Stan Richards’ made racist remarks during … Continue reading “Richards Group engages Dr. Lauren Tucker for diversity”

Republic Editorial bolsters roster

Republic Editorial announces the addition of seasoned Flame Artist / Colorist Bryan Bayley and Creative Editor Shaddai Berron. The two joined the team in early summer and have already collaborated on several projects, including a recent campaign for Dolce & Gabbana featuring DJ Khalid and PJ Tucker. Bryan Bayley A skilled technical and creative artist, Bayley brings … Continue reading “Republic Editorial bolsters roster”

Threaded Pictures signs Director Josh Blaylock

Threaded Pictures announces the signing of Director Josh Blaylock to its roster and will represent him in the U.S. for commercial and branded content motion work. With a keen eye for composition and lighting, Blaylock is known for collaborating with his clients to bring fresh and innovative perspectives to food and other tabletop work. His … Continue reading “Threaded Pictures signs Director Josh Blaylock”

Stan Richards fires himself from agency

They say the year 2020 is all about transitions. This is certainly true for Richards Group founder Stan Richards, who after making a racist comment during an internal creative review last week, was forced to transition himself out of the iconic Dallas agency. In a just-released statement, The Richards Group said that effective immediately, Glenn … Continue reading “Stan Richards fires himself from agency”

Traveling Picture Show, David&Goliath, Story, Cary Ruby

Traveling Picture Show volunteers at food bank It’s a holiday tradition for Reel Chicago to cover the good things that Windy City ad agencies and production companies are doing for the community, like Scott Marvel’s annual Give a Shirt drive to help the homeless. But, what’s happening on the west coast? After contemplating all that … Continue reading “Traveling Picture Show, David&Goliath, Story, Cary Ruby”

Wild Gift signs wildly gifted Rylee Jean Ebsen

Creative collective Wild Gift, home to some of advertising and entertainment’s most exciting storytellers, welcomes Rylee Jean Ebsen to the company for commercials. A Telly-award winning comedy director and writer, and alumnus of the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Ebsen also recently was honored as Best Director at the Women’s Chicago Comedy Film Festival for … Continue reading “Wild Gift signs wildly gifted Rylee Jean Ebsen”

Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms

The NAACP unveiled the full list of “54th NAACP Image Awards” nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in … Continue reading “Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms”

Pizza Hut re-introduces fan-fave from the 90s

Allow me to reintroduce myself! Pizza Hut has announced that it’s officially bringing back an iconic fan-favorite pizza from the 90s starting February 1. Allow us to re-introduce The Big New Yorker.  Pizza lovers may remember the iconic menu item from when it was first introduced in 1999. Since being retired from the menu, there have … Continue reading “Pizza Hut re-introduces fan-fave from the 90s”

Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms

Aaaand Awards Season has begun. Actually, it began last year, but now we have nominations. The Motion Picture Sound Editors today revealed the nominations for its 70th annual Golden Reel Awards in categories spanning feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions with Everything Everywhere All At Once Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis among the nominees. … Continue reading “Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms”

Patty Jenkins fires back at Wonder Woman talk

(NOTE: This article was previously published, but was lost during the Reel 360 shutdown). Not to be outdone by the new co-chair and co-CEO of DC studios, James Gunn, who released a lengthy twitter statement to address rumors surrounding the DC/WBD talks with Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984 director, Patty Jenkins regarding Wonder Woman … Continue reading “Patty Jenkins fires back at Wonder Woman talk”

Burger King airdrops Whoppers to Smartphones

It’s reigning Whopper sandwiches — 1/4 lb of flame-grilled beef delivered straight to your smartphone. The Whopper is known for going big, and its birthday celebrations are no different. Last year, BK offered the Whopper for its original price of 37 cents and now, the brand will airdrop 65,000 codes for free Whopper sandwiches in … Continue reading “Burger King airdrops Whoppers to Smartphones”

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”

AFM kicks off today with exhibitors and buyers from 70+ countries

Today’s the day. The 43th American Film Market (AFM) opens its doors today, November 1, and welcomes the global industry back to Santa Monica for the first time since 2019. Yes. For six days, film finance, production, sales and distribution executives from 70 countries will be in attendance for screenings, meetings, networking, and panels, and to … Continue reading “AFM kicks off today with exhibitors and buyers from 70+ countries”

AMP panel explores fundamentals of music production

If you’re new to agency production and wondering what goes into creating, producing or sourcing all that amazing music and sound you hear in commercials, the Association of Music Producers is ready to take you back to school. The advertising music industry’s trade group will be presenting a virtual educational panel intended to guide first … Continue reading “AMP panel explores fundamentals of music production”

The Winchesters fills Supernatural’s void.

There has definitely been a void since Supernatural ended in 2020 and no one has felt that vacuum more than Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel Ackles who are Executive Producers of the spin-off prequel, The Winchesters on the CW. Jensen and Danneel Ackles, both starred in Supernatural which aired from 2005-2020. Jensen starred as … Continue reading “The Winchesters fills Supernatural’s void.”

AMP West takes over Ad World with Latin Music Panel

The Association of Music Producers’ West Coast Chapter (AMP) has announced plans for a virtual panel that’s sure to be moving to a pulsating beat: “Latin Music: The ‘Takeover’ Of The American Ad World,” takes place on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET. Hosted by the AMP West Board member … Continue reading “AMP West takes over Ad World with Latin Music Panel”

Papa Murphy’s serves Triple Pepp Pizza to superfan

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza is thrilled to announce the return of the Triple Pepp Pizza nationwide starting today. The beloved pizza originally launched in 2020 and was so successful that it’s back again for a limited time from August 29 through October 16, 2022. The Triple Pepp brings crispy, crunchy and cheesy to … Continue reading “Papa Murphy’s serves Triple Pepp Pizza to superfan”