72andSunny ushers in Creative Leadership Council

In order to ensure the agency’s creative vision manifests with excellence, 72andSunny has announced the launch of a new Creative Leadership Council. The council was formed by newly appointed chief creative officers, Carlo Cavallone and Matt Murphy. A deeper look at the council, we’ll see it also includes creative leaders across global offices: Rey Andrade, … Continue reading “72andSunny ushers in Creative Leadership Council”

Van Jones to keynote ‘Where Are All The Black People’

CNN host and political commentator Van Jones has been announced as the special keynote speaker at Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP), The One Club for Creativity’s annual diversity conference and career happening this year on September 22nd-24th and presented online, free of charge. Van Jones is an Emmy-nominated producer, and for more than 25 years has been a leader in … Continue reading “Van Jones to keynote ‘Where Are All The Black People’”

‘Where Are All The Black People’ goes online globally

Prompted by this year’s rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and in acknowledgment of the ad industry’s continued lack of diversity, The One Club for Creativity has rebranded its annual Here Are All The Black People multicultural conference and career fair back to its original name: Where Are All The Black People. The event, typically held in … Continue reading “‘Where Are All The Black People’ goes online globally”

Spike Jonze, Tide win best in show at AICP Awards

BBDO New York earned 10 honors and Wieden+Kennedy earned eight honors, while TBWA\Media Arts Lab had seven honors at the AICP Awards last night. McCann New York had five honors, while Saatchi & Saatchi had four. Leo Burnett had three honors, as did the in-house agency at Apple. Apple’s “Welcome Home,” directed by acclaimed director … Continue reading “Spike Jonze, Tide win best in show at AICP Awards”

Saturday AM, Phenomenon, MOR, MelodyGun, Adolescent

Saturday Morning brings on new partner Saturday Morning, the fantastic initiative launched in the summer of 2016 by black creative leaders Keith Cartwright, Geoff Edwards, Jayanta Jenkins and Jimmy Smith is expanding its team with the arrival of new partner lead Deja Cox. “As we grow, we will continue to add talented and dedicated leaders … Continue reading “Saturday AM, Phenomenon, MOR, MelodyGun, Adolescent”

Geoff Edwards brings peace into fashion

We have been covering many stories about Chicago advertising and production creatives coming together to address the many problems in the world. There is Utopic collecting food and other goods for Puerto Rico. Schafer Condon Carter and several trade organizations launched Chicago Creative Relief for hurricane victims in Texas and Florida. Now, count former Element … Continue reading “Geoff Edwards brings peace into fashion”

Complete list of Grammy winners

The 63rd annual Grammys are a wrap. Despite an expected scant audience, the show hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, boasted electrifying, live and pre-recorded, performances from Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, BTS, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion. And dang Megan, Reel 360 now understands WAP. Mind blown. Yeah the winner … Continue reading “Complete list of Grammy winners”

Screen Actors Guild announces nominations

Nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced by Lily Collins (Emily In Paris, Mank) and Daveed Diggs (Snowpiercer, Blindspotting, The Good Lord Bird) via Instagram Live. The nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced … Continue reading “Screen Actors Guild announces nominations”

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”

Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees

The 63rd Grammy Awards are right around the corner, airing (earlier than usual) Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. After 40 years, Ken Ehrlich, the show’s producer has retired, and Ben Winston (known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and Carpool Karaoke) will helm the awards production. Trevor … Continue reading “Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees”

Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys”

Last night, in front of a mostly empty Staples Center, The Television Academy celebrated the 72nd Emmy Awards – or since we are in a pandemic “The PandEmmys” – recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019-2020 television season. Unlike any broadcast preceding it, the virtual awards were hosted Jimmy Kimmel, featured … Continue reading “Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys””

TNT begins round 2 with Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat

After a brief walk-out due to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin, NBA players have returned to the court. TNT will begin NBA Playoffs Second Round game coverage with Game 1 between the No. 1 seed in the East – the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo – and the Miami Heat with Jimmy … Continue reading “TNT begins round 2 with Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat”

Forbidden Planet announces ‘Forbidden Planet 42’

This is epic. The U.K.’s Forbidden Planet, the world’s largest and best-known comic book and cult entertainment retail chain is thrilled to announce Forbidden Planet 42 – an online event celebrating its 42nd birthday, featuring many famous faces and special guest stars. On Saturday August 29th 2020, ForbiddenPlanet.com will play host to a huge range … Continue reading “Forbidden Planet announces ‘Forbidden Planet 42’”

MiO “fixes water” in amusing new spot

Human beings are 60% H20. We need at least eight glasses of water every day. If we have kidney stones, like some of the Reel 360 team does, we need even more. But here’s the rub, as refreshing as water is, it tastes like well… water. Now, liquid water enhancement category leader MiO has launched a new … Continue reading “MiO “fixes water” in amusing new spot”

E! greenlights project with Nick Cannon

E! Networks boosts its programming slate by greenlighting three new projects including Celebrity Call Center executive produced by Nick Cannon and 10 Things You Don’t Know, which will air this summer. Additionally, the network announced two new series in development including Glamsquad Showdown featuring Nene Leakes and Brad Goreski and The Seven Year Stitch hosted by Terry and Heather Dubrow. E! is … Continue reading “E! greenlights project with Nick Cannon”

Comedian and actor Fred Willard passes away at 86

He was Michael Scott decades before there was a Michael Scott. For those of us eagerly awaiting Netflix’s new series Space Force its release this month will be bittersweet. Comedian Fred Willard will appear posthumously in the series starring Steve Carell. Willard was 86. Willard’s passing was announced Friday, May 15th. He leaves behind a generous … Continue reading “Comedian and actor Fred Willard passes away at 86”

The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021

The Upfronts have started. Sort of. The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network. “This … Continue reading “The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021”

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”

We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners

With last night’s Producer Guild Awards, awards season is now underway in Hollywood. Every weekend, everyone in the industry, from animators to VFX folks, will be attending dinners and after parties somewhere in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. And it will all culminate on February 9th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with the Oscars. The … Continue reading “We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners”