Cortez Brothers add three directors to roster

2+ Multicultural production company The Cortez Brothers, Inc. has announced the addition of three directors to its roster. Joining its global lineup are Cassiano Prado, Jerome Kruin and Michał Sabliński. Their signings were announced jointly by Cortez’s president, Bernadette Rivero, and her partner, managing director, Ed Rivero. Cassiano, who joins Cortez Brothers from Stink, is a writer … Continue reading “Cortez Brothers add three directors to roster”

Pornhub urges retiring household items as sex toys

2+ Our jaws are on the floor. And we had better close our mouths quickly. Pornhub today announced the launch of “Not My Job,” a campaign created with Paris agency BETC to promote a new and fully redesigned line of Pornhub Toys built for stroking, stimulating, inserting, and vibrating, all created to enhance solo fun or partnered … Continue reading “Pornhub urges retiring household items as sex toys”

Mathematic VFX adds up to stunning Lacoste spot

1+ A pair of lovers volley for each other’s affection atop a picturesque bridge in Lacoste’s passionately playful new spot “Match Point.” Directed by creative duo We Are From LA of Iconoclast for French ad agency BETC, the commercial is elevated to unexpected heights with CG visuals by Paris-based VFX studio Mathematic. The company’s talented creative and technical team has worked on … Continue reading “Mathematic VFX adds up to stunning Lacoste spot”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

1+ Winners of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented awards tonight at a special virtual premiere held in lieu of the annual gala premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented online on June 16th, … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”

150 entries shortlisted after Stage One of D&AD judging

2+ D&AD announces the Shortlisted Entries for categories across Impact, Side Hustle and Film Craft, as well as an official partnership with Adobe that will bring D&AD Awards 2020 and a selection of D&AD Festival keynotes to the creative community via Adobe Live from June onwards.  The Shortlist follows the organization’s recent announcement to continue … Continue reading “150 entries shortlisted after Stage One of D&AD judging”

2020 AICP Awards release short list

2+ Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, today announced the release of the shortlists for the 2020 AICP Awards – the AICP Post Awards, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show @MoMA. Winners in each of these three strategically-aligned competitions for excellence will be revealed during a series of free virtual premieres set … Continue reading “2020 AICP Awards release short list”

AICP unveils COVID-19 workplace guidelines

3+ Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, has announced that the production and post production trade association has released an initial set of workplace guidelines for production and post production companies working in commercials and advertising content. Developed by a working committee comprised of members representing all facets of the industry, the guidelines are intended … Continue reading “AICP unveils COVID-19 workplace guidelines”

BLOCK & TACKLE takes us BTS of truTV’s rebrand

3+ Creative studio BLOCK & TACKLE has unleashed its comprehensive rebrand for AT&T WarnerMedia’s truTV, now appearing across the cable network’s linear, digital and social channels. The network is the home for original, creator-driven comedy series with a distinct point of view, and has a growing legion of fans engaging across its multiverse. According to B&T’s Partners … Continue reading “BLOCK & TACKLE takes us BTS of truTV’s rebrand”

AKKURAT Studios officially opens its doors

2+ Award-winning director Andreas Roth and executive producer Daniel “Rocco” Kopecny have launched AKKURAT Studios, a newfangled, international creative collective and production company hybrid. With more than a decade of advertising experience, founders and filmmakers Roth and Kopecny will respectively serve as creative director and managing director of the fledgling label.  The German business partners will lead … Continue reading “AKKURAT Studios officially opens its doors”

AICP Show announces global ambassadors & committees

1+ In an announcement issued in New York, Matt Miller, president and CEO of AICP, and Ali Brown, president and executive producer at PRETTYBIRD and the 2020 Chairperson of the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the Commercial, released the roster of the Show’s very first team of Global Ambassadors. Hailing from North America, … Continue reading “AICP Show announces global ambassadors & committees”

Sid Lee names Cam Levin U.S. CCO

1+ Montreal-based Sid Lee has named Cam Levin as its chief creative officer of Sid Lee USA. He will be responsible for the company’s creative work in Seattle, New York and Los Angeles. Adweek was the first to break this story. According to the story, Levin, a 20-plus-year advertising vet was chosen for the role … Continue reading “Sid Lee names Cam Levin U.S. CCO”

Energy BBDO launches “epic” campaign for Zap

1+ Online real estate portal Zap, from Grupo Zap, has launched ‘The First Time in a New Home is Epic,’ a comical campaign from Energy BBDO, Brasil. Directed by Clemente of Iconoclast, the spots celebrate the first day-to-day moments enjoyed by those who have just moved into a new house – whether it be putting … Continue reading “Energy BBDO launches “epic” campaign for Zap”

Fast Horse enlists ‘SNL’ alum Oteri for Fiber One

4+ Minn agency Fasthorse turns to Cheri Oteri to cheer on Fiber One According to “Food Navigator” for some consumers, digestive health is about avoiding foods that make them feel bloated or lethargic, for some, it’s about ‘roughage’ and ‘regularity.’ Fiber One does not want to be avoided. Nor should it. In fact, the brand … Continue reading “Fast Horse enlists ‘SNL’ alum Oteri for Fiber One”

Terri & Sandy drop new campaign for SunnyD

3+ SunnyD bows first campaign since 2015   SunnyD has always appealed to kids, but a new campaign from New York-based Terri & Sandy for the orange-flavored beverage line now targets a GenZ audience and features a new look and an action-packed TV spot. This marks the first work from the independent agency which was … Continue reading “Terri & Sandy drop new campaign for SunnyD”