INTERVIEW: Martin Agency team dissects The Geico Gecko

When I was first drawn to advertising part of the lure was the idea of creating an iconic spokesperson for a brand. I had always admired Tony the Tiger, Mr. Whipple, Clara “Where’s the beef?” Peller and even Cora from Maxwell House. I so desired to create someone who would have staying power and become … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Martin Agency team dissects The Geico Gecko”

CarMax, Martin Agency want us to love our car

Pandemic perceptions aren’t necessarily reality. However, many of us DO feel stagnate. Spending days… heck weeks… in lockdown, cause small moves to suddenly have enormous impact. CarMax would argue some of the most magnanimous inventions of all time were simple: the built-in wine holder for showers, the Slanket, Saucemoto. Honestly, the wine holder is a … Continue reading “CarMax, Martin Agency want us to love our car”

Award-winning agency vets drive launch of hybrid company Rideview

Driven by a lifelong passion for cars and a desire to steer automotive content in thrilling new directions, award-winning agency standouts Yates Holley and John Kim have announced the launch of Los Angeles-based hybrid company, Rideview. Fueled by a mission to become a one-stop-shop for automotive art direction and visualization, Rideview offers services including visual effects, … Continue reading “Award-winning agency vets drive launch of hybrid company Rideview”

m ss ng p eces: Kelly Martin joins as Executive Producer

Bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces today announced the hiring of Kelly Martin as Executive Producer, based in Los Angeles. A skilled producer with extensive international experience, Martin has worked across commercials, branded content, live events, and long-form documentary projects. Martin joins m ss ng p eces following two years as Head of … Continue reading “m ss ng p eces: Kelly Martin joins as Executive Producer”

Makiné joins multicultural agency vaccine coalition

Creative studio Makiné recently partnered with LA-based multicultural marketing firm American Entertainment Marketing (AEM) to produce an integrated COVID-19 vaccine awareness and acceptance campaign called “IT’S TIME LOS ANGELES,” which aims to increase the rate of vaccinations for Los Angeles’s hardest-hit communities, including Latino, African American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations. Commissioned … Continue reading “Makiné joins multicultural agency vaccine coalition”

Usher, Remy Martin give us history lesson

Music truly does mix Remy Martin Cognac. Grammy Award-winning artist Usher, Remy Martin Cognac, and Believe Media Director Jake Nava take us on a century-long journey that starts with African-American soldiers stationed in the heart of France during World War I, and the fusion of music and culture that followed after. Watch the video, created … Continue reading “Usher, Remy Martin give us history lesson”

AXE refreshes dating game with creative from Martin

Heard of The New AXE Effect? How could you if it’s just getting introduced? The #1 men’s fragrance brand in the world, is refreshing the dating game with a new :60 global ad spot, “The Walk,” that illustrates how guys can spark attraction anywhere. The brand is committed to sparking attraction for all by breaking … Continue reading “AXE refreshes dating game with creative from Martin”

BBDO wins “Agency of the Year” at 2020 Webbys

Congrats to our friends at BBDO New York. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) today announced the Winners of The 24th Annual Webby Awards, dubbed WFH: Webbys from Home with BBDO New York taking home the top honor of “Webby Agency of the Year.” Hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt, The Webby Awards’ star-studded Internet Celebration … Continue reading “BBDO wins “Agency of the Year” at 2020 Webbys”

Ogilvy, Martin, Leonardo latest to reduce numbers

The devastating effects of coronavirus COVID-19 continue to impact agencies across the United States. Ogilvy, which has 132 offices in 82 countries, is the latest agency to go through a series of layoffs and furloughs in the United States. The agency has 10,000 employees according to Linkedin. In a statement, an Ogilvy spokesperson confirmed that … Continue reading “Ogilvy, Martin, Leonardo latest to reduce numbers”

Will Jonah Hill flake on Martin Scorsese in Coke ad?

Oh those dots. You know ’em. And we at Reel 360 hate ’em. The blinking dots of hell that appear on your smartphone when you have texted someone and are waiting – for what seems like an eternity – for a response. That’s what Coca-Cola Energy taps into for a superb Super Bowl spot from … Continue reading “Will Jonah Hill flake on Martin Scorsese in Coke ad?”

McCann recognized as most-innovative agency by Adweek

Wins the top Gravity Award and most honors at Adweek’s Project Isaac Awards   McCann has been recognized as the most innovative agency at Adweek’s 2018 Project Isaac Awards, receiving both the most awards in total and the best-in-show Gravity Award for National Geographic’s “Astronaut Reality Helmet.” This is the second time in three years … Continue reading “McCann recognized as most-innovative agency by Adweek”

mcgarrybowen acquires digital agency, Swirl

Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Swirl, one of the leading independent digital marketing firms on the West Coast. Swirl will become part of global award-winning creative agency mcgarrybowen, expanding the 15-year-old agency’s capabilities in both digital and social-first marketing, branded content, and eCRM. Following the acquisition, Swirl will be named Swirl mcgarrybowen. Based … Continue reading “mcgarrybowen acquires digital agency, Swirl”

DoorDash dances its way into consumer hearts

Mastering messes, conquering chaos, and pummeling paperwork. DoorDash can help. DoorDash is showing how it can assist in conquering everyday “stress monsters” with a dance-tastic new campaign from Hard Work Club called “Dancing With My Stress.” It is the Toronto-based agency’s first work for DoorDash since being awarded the account late last year. The campaign … Continue reading “DoorDash dances its way into consumer hearts”

CDDP announces finalists and 5 new fellows

Tamika Lamison, Executive Director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), today announced the five Fellows who have each been awarded $25,000.00 stipends to produce spec spots during the Program’s 2022 cycle. The Fellows are: MG ‘Grace’ Evangelista, Alexander Gilbert, Rhym Guisse’, LJ Johnsn and Andrew Rhee. According to Lamison, almost 700 Directors applied to … Continue reading “CDDP announces finalists and 5 new fellows”

TBD Post Welcomes Post Veteran Ron Rendon

Austin-based TBD Post is making plans for expansion by adding two industry veterans and sales representation to its team. TBD Post Founders Brandon Thomas, Partner/Colorist, and Ted Griffis, Partner/Editor, are making these announcements as they enter their 10th year in the Austin market. Griffis and Thomas have been steadfast in creating a cutting-edge studio with … Continue reading “TBD Post Welcomes Post Veteran Ron Rendon”

Basketball stars, CarMax sales associate showcase fast offers

Professional basketball players–and one confident CarMax sales associate–showcase faster offers in the latest satirical spot from our friends at The Martin Agency, produced by Valiant Pictures. The ad follows four years of legacy “Call Your Shots” campaigns alongside the NBA and WNBA, with a twist: what looks like a promo for an upcoming high-octane basketball … Continue reading “Basketball stars, CarMax sales associate showcase fast offers”

Geico Gecko gets gamified in new Twitch campaign

Say that headline three times fast. Since his debut in 1999, the Geico Gecko has loved a good co-star. We have seen Martin (his real name) team up with Heidi Black, The Angry Birds, Pinocchio and the Avengers. Who could it be this time? Our friends at The Martin Agency say he’s in for a … Continue reading “Geico Gecko gets gamified in new Twitch campaign”

Hue+Cry has Side Hustle on the East Coast

Design-centered animation and content creation studio Hue+Cry, has announced its new partnership with creative management company Hustle for East Coast representation.  Hue+Cry, led by executive producer Scott Friske and creative director Matt Darnall, will work closely with Andrew Michaeloff, partner at Side Hustle, which is part of the Hustle bicoastal network led and founded by … Continue reading “Hue+Cry has Side Hustle on the East Coast”

Busch Light and Kenny G head for Super Bowl Mountains

Busch Light and Grammy Award-Winning Saxophone legend, Kenny G, are coming together in what is sure to be the smoothest advertisement in Super Bowl History. The spot comes on the heels of a tremendous hot streak for Busch Light, as popularity soars not only in the Midwest, where Busch Light is the gold standard for … Continue reading “Busch Light and Kenny G head for Super Bowl Mountains”

2021 in Review: The best ad campaigns

So, here we are at the end of another year. In 2021, we experienced more freedom from the pandemic during the spring and summer as cases lowered, but here we are, back in a kind of partial quarantine as the omicron variant spreads. While many businesses asked their teams to return to the office, advertising … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The best ad campaigns”