NFL Draft hopefuls take stage in new campaign

On Thursday, NFL hopefuls find out if they’ve been selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. In the latest campaign for the NFL titled, ‘Take the Stage,‘ the league in conjunction with 72andSunny Los Angeles, gives fans an introduction to some of this year’s top prospects and their individual journeys that lead them to this moment. … Continue reading “NFL Draft hopefuls take stage in new campaign”

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”

Three’s A Crowd challenges ad industry hiring practices

Three’s A Crowd, a Los Angeles-based Black creative collective, has launched the In For 13% movement which calls on advertising industry leadership to “publicly and actionably” eliminate racist hiring practices. The initiative is meant to be a resource for ad agencies which are attempting to make real change in recruitment and professional growth of Black … Continue reading “Three’s A Crowd challenges ad industry hiring practices”

Kia’s ‘Accelerate the Good Program’ to donate $1m to homeless youth

It’s always a bold choice for a brand to NOT show their brand in a new commercial. This is especially true when it comes to a car company – especially now when car sales, like everything else is flat. But that is what Kia and creative agency partner, David&Goliath have done in this Reel Ad … Continue reading “Kia’s ‘Accelerate the Good Program’ to donate $1m to homeless youth”

Bayer, Castro in unscripted Massage Envy campaign

Today, there are more masks, peels, serums and beauty influencers than ever before and it’s overwhelming to know where to start. A new campaign from Massage Envy wants people to know that no matter where you are in your skin care journey, a facial is a good place to start. Only an esthetician, a real … Continue reading “Bayer, Castro in unscripted Massage Envy campaign”

Teleflora thanks moms for their unconditional love

Teleflora’s in-house agency, The Wonderful Agency, have teamed up with director Jamie McCelland to create a wonderfully humorous spot that pays matriarchs for Mothers Day. The new spot coincides with the world’s leading floral delivery services introduction of its new Mother’s Day bouquet collection. Titled “Love Like a Mother,” the humorous 55-second spot highlights a … Continue reading “Teleflora thanks moms for their unconditional love”

Leslie Jones double teams in Uber Eats campaign

One of the first events cancelled in the beginning of the pandemic was last year’s NCAA’s March Madness. It’s been a long year waiting, but now it’s back and Uber Eats is bringing fans ‘Double the Madness’ with BOGO deals all tournament long, and spots featuring actress and comedian Leslie Jones. The 30-second ad breaks … Continue reading “Leslie Jones double teams in Uber Eats 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”

Wayne and Garth are back in Uber Eats Super Bowl spot

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 Saturday … Continue reading “Wayne and Garth are back in Uber Eats Super Bowl spot”

Sundance announces Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows

Sundance Institute announced today the 11 artists selected for its first-ever Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows, designed to meaningfully support women artists creating bold new work in film and media, with a priority on filmmakers from historically underrepresented communities. The fellowship includes a $5,000 cash grant, skill-building workshops, and year-round mentorship from Sundance Institute staff … Continue reading “Sundance announces Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows”

Framestore takes us BTS of John Cena Experian spot

In this new multi-spot campaign for Experian, Framestore teamed up with MikeTeevee and RESET director Gary Freedman to demonstrate that it’s now possible to increase your credit score in an instant with Experian Boost. In the first spot of the series, titled “Stampede,” a hero character (Cena) saves the day for a downtrodden man stranded with his … Continue reading “Framestore takes us BTS of John Cena Experian spot”

BSSP goes full on ASMR for tasty new noosa campaign

Visual ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) and #OddlySatisfying are having a moment in meme culture, with more and more people looking for that next ‘satisfying’ fix. Sausalito-based Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners (BSSP) have successfully tapped into this with yoghurt brand, noosa, knows a thing or two about visually enticing content – leaning into this trend … Continue reading “BSSP goes full on ASMR for tasty new noosa campaign”

Kia gets aspirational in “tough” Super Bowl spot

What would you tell your younger self trying to make your way through the world? Maybe heap a little wisdom and encouragement on the kid you once were? For Josh Jacobs, who rose from homelessness in middle school to football stardom as an Oakland Raider, it is an inspiring message of hope and determination, that the Reel … Continue reading “Kia gets aspirational in “tough” Super Bowl spot”

Kia releases Super Bowl teaser for 2021 Seltos SUV

Yesterday, we reported on Kia’s use of the Super Bowl to bring awareness and to youth homeless under the #GiveitEverything . Now, we have a new teaser to talk about for the upcoming big game from creative partner, David&Goliath. The spot, introducing, the all-new Kia 2021 Seltos SUV, features a strong and determined young boy, no more … Continue reading “Kia releases Super Bowl teaser for 2021 Seltos SUV”

Interview: Taking off with Bottle Rocket Media

Chicago video content agency Bottle Rocket Media fuels traditional expertise with DIY spirit. Guided by a pair of visionaries who met while working at the Oprah Winfrey Show, the company has become one of the industry’s most unique production and post operations since launching in 2011. Over the past eight years, Bottle Rocket has completed … Continue reading “Interview: Taking off with Bottle Rocket Media”

Legendary rockers The Who to release ‘Who’

Whaaaaat? The Who, one of the all-time great live bands having sold over 100 million records worldwide, is back with their first new album in thirteen years. Titled WHO, the album is due for release on November 22nd and is preceded by the song “Ball & Chain,” which is available on all streaming services now. … Continue reading “Legendary rockers The Who to release ‘Who’”

‘Les Misérables’ to open Colcoa French Film Festival

Michael friggin’ Mann. I was less than 20 feet away from one of my directing idols (Manhunter, Heat, Collateral) as he addressed the guests of the The Franco-American Cultural Fund reception for the program announcement of the 23rd annual Colcoa French Film Festival. If you have been living on another planet, Colcoa is considered the … Continue reading “‘Les Misérables’ to open Colcoa French Film Festival”

Oscars 2018: Colin Costello’s winning picks

Awards season, which Reel Chicago has been covering all along, finally comes to its climax with the broadcast of the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Amid the glamour, the Jimmy Kimmel jokes, the expected #metoo and #TimesUP speeches, and the sleep-inducing running time, there will be awards given out. Twenty-four, to be specific. After … Continue reading “Oscars 2018: Colin Costello’s winning picks”

The Reel Chicago Black List: Rob Morrison, Composer

Robert (Rob Diggy) Morrison is an established yet emerging multi-talented composer / producer and a Grammy-certified arranger having earned accolades through his remix piano-keyboard work on Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.” His storehouse of knowledge not only brings skill and expertise, but flair to everything he puts his hands on. Robert is known as the sixth … Continue reading “The Reel Chicago Black List: Rob Morrison, Composer”

Daily Planet ‘Hit the Ice’ with the Blackhawks

For the duration of the Chicago Blackhawk’s 2017/2018 season, Daily Planet’s Hit The Ice video will electrify fans at the Madhouse on Madison. It begins right before the players enter the rink, when the lights are dimmed and the attention of 22,000 fans is drawn to the four-paneled, 360-degree video scoreboard that hangs above center … Continue reading “Daily Planet ‘Hit the Ice’ with the Blackhawks”