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”

Senior colorist Maria Carretero joins Assembly

Assembly has announced the addition of Senior Colorist, Maria Carretero to its growing team of high-profile artists. Maria joins Assembly from Nice Shoes where she was a Senior Colorist, with a rich history of creative experience. Other previous roles include Senior Colorist at Framestore, Head of Color at Carbon VFX and Head of Color Grading … Continue reading “Senior colorist Maria Carretero joins Assembly”

Director Fredrik Bäckar moves to Believe Media

Believe Media announced US commercial representation for Fredrik Bäckar. Bäckar joined Believe Media’s UK roster in 2020 for directorial representation where he and UK executive producer James Covill teamed up to create a series of spots for Amazon Prime. “Fred and I worked together many years before and when this Amazon project came along, he was the … Continue reading “Director Fredrik Bäckar moves to Believe Media”

Reel 360’s 5 Super Bowl ads that hit and 3 that missed

We’ve survived another day and night of Hard Seltzers (Does anyone drink beer anymore?) wings, and stuffing our faces with more chips than can be found in any chip or snack aisle. We’re also a little deaf from all the cheering in our hotel suite for our home city, the Super Bowl champion Rams. Congrats … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 5 Super Bowl ads that hit and 3 that missed”

Nomad Editing brings on Kallie Billadeau to NY office

Following a banner year with several key additions, Nomad is continuing to grow, this time from within, with the promotion of Assistant Editor Kallie Billadeau to Editor. Over the course of nearly three years at Nomad, Kallie has worked on an extensive array of projects, including a number of documentaries and campaigns for world-class global brands like Jeep, Calvin … Continue reading “Nomad Editing brings on Kallie Billadeau to NY office”

Wondros Collective adds Jeffrey DeChausse to roster

Wondros Collective continues to enhance its diverse roster with the addition of Director Jeffrey DeChausse. DeChausse is an award-winning creative who has directed and produced over 200 commercials, documentaries and short films for some of the biggest brands in their respective categories. His successful track record takes shape from notable collaborations with Apple, Lexus, Toyota, Budweiser … Continue reading “Wondros Collective adds Jeffrey DeChausse to roster”

Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century

On September 11, 2001, we were all witnesses to what will go down in our lifetime as the most horrific event caught on video, film and audio. Of course, I’m talking 19 terrorists, who hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennyslvania. Real horror. Throughout … Continue reading “Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century”

ELEANOR signs director Kacper Larski

Kacper Larski, a director whose work has won awards, driven brands and raise pulse rates across North America and beyond, has signed for representation in the US with ELEANOR. The news was announced by ELEANOR Founder and EP Sophie Gold.  Larski is a highly visual filmmaker specializing in action, sports and outdoor adventure, with a … Continue reading “ELEANOR signs director Kacper Larski”

Clockwork Films: Launches in U.S with new partners

Clockwork Films, the award-winning production collective with offices in Sydney and Auckland, has partnered with Marc Furmie, Michael D. Olmos, and Ty Linegar to launch Clockwork in the U.S. The new entity unites deep experience in feature film development and production with engaging and diverse talent for both advertising and long-form content. Talent mentorship and … Continue reading “Clockwork Films: Launches in U.S with new partners”

Ogilvy’s creative future is Bright

Ogilvy announced today that Lisa Bright has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy California. Lisa will be responsible for leading creative across the agency’s diverse portfolio of clients in California and beyond. She will partner closely with Dan LaRusso, Managing Director of Ogilvy California, which has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Lisa … Continue reading “Ogilvy’s creative future is Bright”

BBDO MPLS names Sue Batterton ECD

BBDO Minneapolis has named Sue Batterton as the agency’s new Executive Creative Director. According to a statement from a spokesperson, Batterton will be responsible for the agency’s creative output.  “There was a lot of interest in this position,” said Neil White, BBDO MPLS’ President and CEO. “Sue’s passion for the work, her proven ability to … Continue reading “BBDO MPLS names Sue Batterton ECD”