Skateboarder tugs at heartstrings in John Lewis’ Xmas spot

It’s here! British retailer John Lewis’ much anticipated annual Christmas commercial has been unwrapped for us. Created by adam&eveDDB London with input from partner charities Action for Children and Who Cares? Scotland, as well as special advisors, throughout the production process, the :90 is titled “The Beginner.”  Directed by Steve Rogers of Biscuit Filmworks UK, … Continue reading “Skateboarder tugs at heartstrings in John Lewis’ Xmas spot”

John Lewis animated holiday film is magical

We always say if you want a Reel Ad of the Week tag, make the Reel 360 Team laugh, cry or think. And that’s exactly (not surprising at all) what the latest John Lewis Holiday ad does. In fact, it accomplishes all three. The John Lewis Christmas film has become one of the traditions of … Continue reading “John Lewis animated holiday film is magical”

Watch John Lewis cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge

What was once the sight of concrete and steel stained with blood 55 years ago, became a touching memorial for a civil rights giant. Sunday morning, the late U.S. Rep. John Robert Lewis made his final crossing over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. It was here the legendary Lieutenant for Dr. Martin Luther King, … Continue reading “Watch John Lewis cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge”

Ode to Elton John in new Christmas ad for John Lewis

The John Lewis holiday spot rewinds Elton John’s life to his childhood using 5 different actors to portray the singer The story, by creative agency adam&eveDDB, begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton John’s life, right until the moment he received the special gift of his grandmother’s piano that changed his life … Continue reading “Ode to Elton John in new Christmas ad for John Lewis”

John Lewis and Waitrose explode with Epic Bohemian Rhapsody

Adam&Eve/DDB launch a brilliant joint brand campaign   DDB UK – The creative team at Adam&Eve/DDB have launched a brilliant joint brand campaign for UK retail giants, John Lewis and Waitrose with everyone’s favorite Bohemian Rhapsody.   Stores across the country will have new signs, bags, vans, and even a new slogan.   To announce … Continue reading “John Lewis and Waitrose explode with Epic Bohemian Rhapsody”

Smartsheet launches new broadcast and online campaign via John McNeil Studio

The concept of Launches sets the rhythm and pace of the working world – whether it’s launching products, services, campaigns or big ideas. That’s why, in a rapidly shifting landscape, Smartsheet has evolved to meet tomorrow’s launch challenges, offering a dynamic suite of capabilities for businesses embracing the future of work. In celebration of this … Continue reading “Smartsheet launches new broadcast and online campaign via John McNeil Studio”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time

Tonight, CBS will air an all-star tribute to the life and legacy of seven-time Grammy winner Prince. The iconic musician died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Before they became legendary producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were members of Prince’s first spin-off group, The Time. The … Continue reading “Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time”

Sundance jury members announced

The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic and cinematic achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Also announced was the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize. The Festival takes place January 20-30 via enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues … Continue reading “Sundance jury members announced”

Family Equality calls for unity this Parents’ Day

Ahead of Parents’ Day this Sunday July 25, Family Equality is calling on Americans to join its mission in advocating for every LGBTQ+ person to have the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family. With 63% of North American LGBTQ+ millennials considering becoming parents for the first time or having more children (Family Equality … Continue reading “Family Equality calls for unity this Parents’ Day”

2020 in Review: Gone, but not forgotten

2020 snatched so many from us. Mothers. Fathers. Boyfriends. Girlfriends. Brothers. Sisters. Icons. Unknowns. Some deaths were natural, while many like Gilligan’s Island’s Dawn Wells, Star Wars’ Darth Vader David Prowse and Nick Cordero succumbed to a new evil known as “complications from COVID.” That mother-effer cancer also reared its head. Among its victims, legendary … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Gone, but not forgotten”

The-Artery creates dazzling campaign for David Yurman

Multi-award-winning creative company The-Artery brings to life a dazzling holiday campaign for America’s foremost luxury jewelry brand, David Yurman. Helmed by The-Artery Design Director Lauren Indovina, the wintery campaign, titled “Star Dreaming,” follows the DY Holiday Express train as it travels through the stars, a meteorite-like mountain, a miniature city, and more. Sparkling pieces, including the brand’s newly … Continue reading “The-Artery creates dazzling campaign for David Yurman”

Chick-fil-A’s new holiday film sparks hope and love

Chick-fil-A launches the return of its annual holiday campaign today with a new animated short film to celebrate and encourage viewers with an uplifting message of hope.  In the film created by McCann, the main character of Chick-fil-A’s 2019 animated holiday film, Sam, returns to help restore the missing spark in her town. With a … Continue reading “Chick-fil-A’s new holiday film sparks hope and love”

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver healing speeches

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made victory speeches, stressing unity and diversity, to the nation Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris, 56, the first woman and first woman of color to be elected vice president, was first to take the stage, savoring the solo moment in a suffragette-white pantsuit, waving to the … Continue reading “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver healing speeches”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The year 2020 has taken a heavy toll on us. News has just broke that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died on Friday, finally losing her bout with cancer. The Supreme Court made the announcement. She was 87. Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the … Continue reading “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87”

Octavia Spencer calls for authentic casting of disabled

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (Shape of Water, Hidden Figures, Ma, The Help) today joined the Ruderman Family Foundation in calling on the entertainment industry to increase the casting of people with disabilities, including in on-screen roles that portray characters with disabilities. Appearing in a newly released public service announcement, Spencer recounts Hollywood’s long history of inauthentic … Continue reading “Octavia Spencer calls for authentic casting of disabled”

Disney remembers their “icon” Regis Philbin

Disney Legend Regis Philbin passed away from natural causes on Friday, July 24, his family shared. The Emmy Award-winning morning show host, who was also beloved for hosting ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, was just one month shy of his 89th birthday. Television talk show host, game show superstar, singer, author, actor, red carpet bon … Continue reading “Disney remembers their “icon” Regis Philbin”

DDB Worldwide named No. 2 “Most Creative Network”

There has always been something special about DDB and in particular, the Chicago office. From the moment, I walked through its doors, I knew I was in an agency that would influence me throughout my lifetime. Now the Cannes Lions know what I felt. DDB Worldwide came in second globally and was given multiple top … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide named No. 2 “Most Creative Network””

‘Avengers,’ ‘Lost in Space’ take top honors at VES Awards

Last night, the Visual Effects Society, the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 17th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video gamesand special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host for the 8th time to the more than 1000 guests. According to … Continue reading “‘Avengers,’ ‘Lost in Space’ take top honors at VES Awards”

‘Lost in Space’ & ‘Avengers’ lead Visual FX noms

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the nominees for the 17th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, TV, commercials and more. Avengers: Infinity War garnered the most feature film nomination with six. Incredibles 2 is the top animated film contender with five nominations … Continue reading “‘Lost in Space’ & ‘Avengers’ lead Visual FX noms”