Producer Scott Kaplan launches Friends & Family

Advertising veteran and decorated producer Scott Kaplan has launched production company Friends & Family. The company ethos lies in the name: Kaplan will channel his creative advertising expertise to craft smart, honest and hilarious content set apart by the quality of his longstanding partnerships with clients, agencies, and crew. The company’s bevy of talented directors … Continue reading “Producer Scott Kaplan launches Friends & Family”

Get ready to fall in love with Robo Dog in new Kia Super Bowl spot

Well, the ladies are going to go wild for the fit driver, who resembles Thor’s Chris Hemsworth, of the all-new, all-electric Kia EV6. And if he doesn’t get them cheering, then his new sidekick, Robodog, with his big automated Pixar-like eyes, will. Debuting ahead of the big game, Kia returns to the Super Bowl with … Continue reading “Get ready to fall in love with Robo Dog in new Kia Super Bowl spot”

Kia goes to the robodogs in Super Bowl teaser

Kia America and agency partner David&Goliath, have released a 15-second teaser of the brand’s Super Bowl ad featuring the all-new, all-electric Kia EV6 and an adorable – and remarkably curious – robotic dog that embarks on a journey to find its true companion. The teaser titled “Robo Dog Teaser” dropped today, Monday, January 31 at … Continue reading “Kia goes to the robodogs in Super Bowl teaser”

Framestore bolsters creative leadership with Victoria Osborn, Brian Drucker

Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore announced today that it has expanded its creative leadership team in New York with the appointments of Victoria Osborn as Creative Director, VFX Supervisor and Brian Drucker as Creative Director, Design. With over 20 years of industry experience, Osborn will report to New York Managing Director Charles Howell and work closely … Continue reading “Framestore bolsters creative leadership with Victoria Osborn, Brian Drucker”

Mercedes-Benz Xmas campaign puts fresh spin on Scrooge and Mrs. Claus

This holiday season, Merkley+Partners and Mercedes-Benz USA have created an all-new holiday campaign to introduce the first-ever, all-electric EQS and to promote the brand’s iconic Mercedes-Benz Winter Event. To celebrate the launch of their 2022 EQS model, Merkley+Partners have rebooted the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. In the … Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz Xmas campaign puts fresh spin on Scrooge and Mrs. Claus”

FedEx, Willie Nelson promote sustainability goals

As we close out Earth Month, FedEx launches its latest sustainability marketing effort, themed “Priority Earth,” with the support of musical legend and recognized environmentalist, Willie Nelson. FedEx has always prioritized delivering for its customers. But there is another priority we all share: Earth. FedEx is doing its part to prioritize a more sustainable planet, with … Continue reading “FedEx, Willie Nelson promote sustainability goals”

American Red Cross launches Great Escape PSA

Seven lives are lost to home fires every day in the US – more than all natural disasters combined. In an effort to change these statistics, the American Red Cross is launching “The Great Escape,” a PSA aimed at educating families on home fire safety.  This campaign focuses on preparing families with two simple steps: Practicing a 2-minute fire … Continue reading “American Red Cross launches Great Escape PSA”

A dog finds his “Dogtopia” in new Microsoft Xmas spot

For the most part, it’s been a pretty shitty year. We’re separated from family and friends. Money is tight. Or in many cases nonexistent. And now we have the pressure of holiday shopping. Where is our holiday spirit? In the flusher. Microsoft, along with AOR McCann New York, acknowledges that reality but, at the same … Continue reading “A dog finds his “Dogtopia” in new Microsoft Xmas spot”

Framestore bolsters team with Senior Hires

Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore announced today that it has grown its team in New York with two new VFX Supervisors, Nick Tanner and Steve Sanchez, as well as Supervising Producer, Heino Henning. They will be reporting into New York Managing Director, Charles Howell.  With over 20 years of creative problem-solving experience, Tanner is regarded as … Continue reading “Framestore bolsters team with Senior Hires”