Cherokee Nation demands Jeep rename SUVs

With cultural appropriation currently being targeted and called out by the cultures that have been appropriated, the Cherokee Nation has now weighed in asking multinational auto manufacturer Stellantis N.V. to stop using the tribe’s name on their Jeep brand. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the auto maker’s best-selling model, while the Jeep Cherokee is its … Continue reading “Cherokee Nation demands Jeep rename SUVs”

Bruce Springsteen arrested for DUI, Jeep pulls spot

71 year old New Jersey music icon Bruce Springsteen is facing DUI charges.  TMZ was first to report the November arrest of the New Jersey native. News of the arrest surfaced just days after Springsteen was featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Jeep. Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 at Gateway National Recreation Area, in … Continue reading “Bruce Springsteen arrested for DUI, Jeep pulls spot”

Bruce Springsteen in Jeep Super Bowl film, ‘The Middle’

The rumors were true. Bruce Springsteen and Jeep have joined together to launch the two-minute film “The Middle.” The film can now be viewed across the Jeep brand’s social media channels, and it will make a one-time television appearance during tonight’s Big Game. This debuts nearly 10 years to the day from the launch of the … Continue reading “Bruce Springsteen in Jeep Super Bowl film, ‘The Middle’”

Is Springsteen appearing in Jeep Super Bowl LV spot?

Keeping their effort under wraps, Jeep announced it will debut one commercial during this Sunday’s Big Game telecast. The spot will air in the second half of the game. And the big question about the secretive spot is if it will feature Grammy-winning artist Bruce Springsteen in his first Super Bowl spot. Last year, the brand along … Continue reading “Is Springsteen appearing in Jeep Super Bowl LV spot?”

Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy

Nominations for the 72nd Emmy® Awards wereannounced yesterday recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and coming talent and breakthrough commercials, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world. The live ceremony, reimagined as a virtual event due to production restrictions resulting from … Continue reading “Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy”

Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with the … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”

Jeep repurposes ‘Groundhog Day’ for stay home message

It’s like Groundhog Day all over again. But different. In an effort to galvanize Americans and encourage them to stay home, when possible, while also celebrating first responders, Fiat Chrysler has revived its “Groundhog Day” Super Bowl ad featuring actor Bill Murray as part of a series of social media videos for its brands and the coronavirus … Continue reading “Jeep repurposes ‘Groundhog Day’ for stay home message”

It’s ‘Groundhog Day’ for Jeep, Bill Murray and Super Bowl

Let us get this straight. We have a Jeep, which is a vehicle we love. We have Bill Murray as Phil Connors from one of our all-time favorite comedies, Groundhog Day?!!!!!! And there’s a flippin’ groundhog?! Call this our number one spot now. For Super Bowl, Jeep debuted a 60-second spot this morning starring Murray reprising his … Continue reading “It’s ‘Groundhog Day’ for Jeep, Bill Murray and Super Bowl”

‘Avenger’ Renner trades in arrow for mic in Jeep spots

I did not know Hawkeye could sing. Avengers: Endgame, Mission Impossible and Bourne star, Jeremy Renner, is now not only featured on screen in a new Jeep brand television campaign that but in the audio as well as all three spots use the actor’s music tracks. Thanks to Chicago boutique agency HighDive, I now know … Continue reading “‘Avenger’ Renner trades in arrow for mic in Jeep spots”

Legends are made, not born in new Jeep campaign

Jeep has something to say about being a legend. “Legends aren’t born. They’re made.” It feels like that line wants to end with b*tches, but alas it doesn’t. The new 360-degree campaign, which reaffirms the automaker’s legendary SUV status comes to us from Chicago’s boutique agency HighDive. The first two spots deliver a resounding rebuke … Continue reading “Legends are made, not born in new Jeep campaign”

Fela signs Pedro Pinto for US/Canadian commercials

Fela, known for its culture-defining work, has officially signed acclaimed Portuguese director Pedro Pinto for representation in the United States and Canada. With a portfolio of award-winning projects and a unique style marked by technical prowess, innovative design sensibility, and inventive storytelling, Pinto’s collaboration with Fela promises to bring fresh and audacious creative visions to … Continue reading “Fela signs Pedro Pinto for US/Canadian commercials”

Dean Pelton joins Republic’s editorial roster

Republic announces the addition of seasoned editor Dean Pelton to their Republic Editorial roster. Most recently the lead editor at Charlie Uniform Tango’s Austin office, with a strong client base in Dallas as well, Pelton joins Republic’s crew of six creative editors at Republic Editorial alongside directors and creative directors from their Republic Production and Republic … Continue reading “Dean Pelton joins Republic’s editorial roster”

CDs Nate Cali, Alex Candlish join Harbor

In a move that enhances its already impressive global advertising talent roster, Harbor has announced the arrival of Nate Cali, Director, Editorial, and Alex Candlish, Creative Director, 2D. Both Cali and Candlish will be based out of the LA studio joining Adam Reeb, Executive Producer, Advertising, VFX. Nate Cali Nate is an accomplished, award-winning editor … Continue reading “CDs Nate Cali, Alex Candlish join Harbor”

Hudson adds director Anthony Garth

Proving wrong the old Thomas Wolfe quote about how ‘you can never go home again,’ Hudson – the full-service creative boutique founded in 2013 by director Larry August, his late business partner, EP Audrey Pask, and Managing Director Kristin Redman – has reunited with acclaimed commercial director Anthony Garth.  The Detroit native joins a directorial roster that includes August, as well as directors Brett Warkentien, … Continue reading “Hudson adds director Anthony Garth”

Dynamic EP Eric McCasline joins ArtClass

Next-Gen production and post studio, ArtClass is welcoming Executive Producer Eric McCasline to its team. The creative partnership unites McCasline’s strategic, entrepreneurial spirit and deep post and production expertise with ArtClass’s reputation as a dynamic creative studio known for delivering impactful and artistic advertising and film content. “Eric is a powerhouse addition to ArtClass – fusing artistry and … Continue reading “Dynamic EP Eric McCasline joins ArtClass”

Alicia Silverstone has a clue in Rakuten ad

Rakuten has unveiled its 2023 Big Game campaign, ‘Not So Clueless’, featuring actress Alicia Silverstone reprising the iconic Cher Horowitz role from the classic film, Clueless. Bringing one of the most beloved ’90s characters back to life, the 30-second spot from Rakuten’s campaign will air during the first quarter of the Big Game on Sunday, … Continue reading “Alicia Silverstone has a clue in Rakuten ad”

Framestore Pictures expands its sights and roster

Framestore Pictures (FSP) has bolstered its roster with two compelling new directors, Rich Lee and Jennifer Stafford.  Both will be repped by FSP in North America and the UK. This caps off a year of growth, including the addition of Executive Producer Michel Waxman, Director and DP Ivan Bird, and a succession of standout projects … Continue reading “Framestore Pictures expands its sights and roster”

La Marca Prosecco promotes optimism for 2023

Since meeting in art school, Italian natives Marc & Gio have helmed campaigns for a long list of clients including Jeep, Coca-Cola, Luxottica, Fiat, and have made names for themselves as directors with a cinematic style and a knack for cultivating big emotion. The La Marca Prosecco spot is no exception. Entitled “Optimism is a … Continue reading “La Marca Prosecco promotes optimism for 2023”

2022 in Review: The best campaigns of the year

I love advertising. No, really. Even in this day and age of advertising-free streaming, I do love seeing the genius and hard work of an agency, a creative team, and a production company come together. My origin story began in advertising. And I know firsthand it’s hard AF to get a good ad out of … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The best campaigns of the year”

AT&T keeps us up to speed with Hyper Gig

Anyone who’s taken a family road trip knows that last-minute delays come with the territory. Thankfully, AT&T is doing its part to move things along. In “Hyper Gig,” directed by Sebastian Caporelli, produced by Easy Mondays+Poster, and created via Dallas-based Dieste, Inc., a family of four (and another van full of travelers) is trying to … Continue reading “AT&T keeps us up to speed with Hyper Gig”