Fallon delivers new integrated campaign for KeyBank

Fallon has launched KeyBank’s latest brand strategy and creative campaign under the KeyBank Opens Doors platform. The messaging demonstrates just how deeply KeyBank cares about people and communities. The campaign, featuring the approachable and inviting voiceover of actress Katey Sagal, is led by Fallon and includes the brand’s first-ever community-focused mass media effort. “To really … Continue reading “Fallon delivers new integrated campaign for KeyBank”

Fallon creates intimate portrayals of hockey fans in new NHL work for Disney

You know hockey is not for everyone. And the authentic new work from Fallon for the NHL on ESPN and ESPN+, as well as ABC and Hulu, not only shares that sentiment, it embraces it. The creative debuted last night during ESPN’s coverage of Monday Night Football and will run across Disney’s owned and other … Continue reading “Fallon creates intimate portrayals of hockey fans in new NHL work for Disney”

Monkey Shoulder Whisky orders a round of Fallon

Monkey Shoulder, the William Grant & Sons owned maker of whisky “made for mixing”, is announcing it has selected Fallon as global and US creative agency of record. As alcohol sales peaked in 2020, with global whisky revenues anticipated to reach USD $96B, Fallon will help Monkey Shoulder capitalize on the massive growth opportunity in-market.  … Continue reading “Monkey Shoulder Whisky orders a round of Fallon”

Keybank launches first campaign from Fallon

In KeyBank’s first major creative campaign, the national financial services company gets real with customers about the complex relationship that each of us has with money. What better way to illustrate this inner dialogue than hearing someone past, present and future argue their point? Fallon created the series of humorous and charmingly surreal spots to … Continue reading “Keybank launches first campaign from Fallon”

Fallon CD directs VR rockumentary ‘Pērkons’

When Juris Kulakovs founded the Latvian band Pērkons in the early 80s, all he had was a two-kilowatt sound system, a few good songs and a powerful idea: live the truth in an untrue time. He had no idea what power he was about to unleash. Pērkons was banned twice. Their fans were put on … Continue reading “Fallon CD directs VR rockumentary ‘Pērkons’”

Fallon works out with John Cena for Michelob ULTRA

With the Super Bowl coming fast and furious this weekend most brands, some have taken a pause due to Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, are rolling out their teasers and spots to showcase the $5.6 million they have paid for a :30-second slot. Now Michelob ULTRA and agency FCB New York are presenting theirs featuring Tonight … Continue reading “Fallon works out with John Cena for Michelob ULTRA”

Kara Buckner set to manage Fallon and lead strategy

Kara Buckner returns to Fallon to manage the agency and lead strategy as managing director and chief strategy officer. Appointed by CEO Rocky Novak, Buckner will help define and implement a modern, strategic vision for the agency. As managing director of the Minneapolis office, Buckner will report to Novak working closely to evolve the organization, … Continue reading “Kara Buckner set to manage Fallon and lead strategy”

Fallon Minneapolis names new creative leadership

Patrick Figueroa and Rick Utzinger to Lead Creative for Minneapolis Office of Fallon Worldwide Patrick Figueroa and Rick Utzinger were appointed executive creative directors and creative leads for Fallon Minneapolis. The two will support the roster of agency clients and new business efforts. “Patrick and Rick are proven creative leaders who bring energy, smarts and … Continue reading “Fallon Minneapolis names new creative leadership”

Fallon replaces Culligan man with Princess Bride

“Hey, Culligan M—” Oops can’t say that anymore During the Golden Globes, Culligan and Fallon debuted the first national campaign in more than half-a-century for the Rosemont, IL-based brand. Culligan has been known across the country for the “Hey Culligan Man!” slogan for 59 years. But in 2018, the brand says it is looking to … Continue reading “Fallon replaces Culligan man with Princess Bride”

NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more

On the heels of another season as #1 in the key 18-49 demo, NBC announces a fall schedule featuring dominant fan favorites, new original series and tentpole event programming. All network shows will stream next day, exclusively on Peacock.  MONDAY: The most-watched television show of the decade, The Voice returns to anchor the night for its 22nd cycle, welcoming … Continue reading “NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more”

CW greenlights Winchesters, cancels Naomi

Cancellation Season is upon us and The CW has just announced major changes to their 2022-2023 lineup! With streaming giants jockeying for subscribers, the “free” networks pay the price as the streamers collect up all their content and move them to paid subscription-based services. This year the CW canceled a whopping SEVEN TV shows. See … Continue reading “CW greenlights Winchesters, cancels Naomi”

Jane Campion wins DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement

It is looking more and more like The Power of the Dog is the one to beat at the upcoming Oscars.The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2021 were announced last night during the 74th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Jane Campion won the … Continue reading “Jane Campion wins DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement”

From horse jumper to CCO, meet Omelet’s Ali Alvarez

Ali Alvarez is Omelet’s newly appointed Chief Creative Officer, and her journey to a top role in advertising is nothing short of inspiring — and includes some serious production work along the way. Mexican-born and LA-raised, Ali started out as a professional equestrian (horses are a key part of this story, more on that later) … Continue reading “From horse jumper to CCO, meet Omelet’s Ali Alvarez”

Senior Producer Jenny Cadwell Joins VOLT Studios

Senior Producer Jenny Cadwell joins content creation company VOLT Studios today. Cadwell brings agency insight, deep expertise, and genuine enthusiasm to VOLT where she will work closely with producer Jennie Ekstrand. “We’re as excited to see Jenn bring her bright-eyed energy to VOLT as we are to see her team up with Producer Jennie Ekstrand, … Continue reading “Senior Producer Jenny Cadwell Joins VOLT Studios”

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”

OKRP’s Laura Fegley joins BBDO Mpls as Chief Creative Officer

BBDO Mpls has its first ever Chief Creative Officer. Former OKRP Chief Creative Officer Laura Fegley takes on the role, starting today, where she will partner with President and CEO, Neil White and lead the agency’s creative department. “Laura is an energetic and supportive leader that has a track record of creative excellence and strategic … Continue reading “OKRP’s Laura Fegley joins BBDO Mpls as Chief Creative Officer”

Riley Hayes elevates Dan Hoedeman to President, Dave Plamann to COO

Riley Hayes announced an elevated leadership team with Dan Hoedeman promoted to President and Dave Plamann promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Plamann is the first COO and Hoedeman will be just the second President in the agency’s 30-year history. “Dan has been pivotal in creating momentum and success for Riley Hayes” said Founder Tom Hayes. … Continue reading “Riley Hayes elevates Dan Hoedeman to President, Dave Plamann to COO”

Solve brings on three to bolster team

Independent agency and two-time Ad Agency “Small Agency of the Year,” Solve, has bolstered its team by three. Zara Kurt joins as a Connection Strategist. Matt Doscher joins as Account Director and Grace Noice comes on as a Social Strategist. Zara Kurt Prior to Solve, Kurt held stints in media at several shops in the … Continue reading “Solve brings on three to bolster team”

AICP: 2021 Most Next Award goes to FCB

The 2021 AICP Next Awards debuted last night, recognizing creative excellence in new and emerging media. Appropriately, a cutting-edge campaign that put virtual fans in the seats for NBA games, creating a global sensation while driving sales for its sponsor, was proclaimed as the Most Next winner. Chosen from all the winners in the Next … Continue reading “AICP: 2021 Most Next Award goes to FCB”

Sonic Union promotes and welcomes new member

Sonic Union has promoted two Sound Designer/Mix Engineers, Kelly Oostman and Michelle Kerzner, and added respected Sound Designer/Mix Engineer Rob DiFondi to the company. The trio is part of a tight-knit and diverse talent family that specializes in creative sound production for advertising and entertainment.  “Our very reason for being is to help our clients deliver … Continue reading “Sonic Union promotes and welcomes new member”