Avalara makes compliance less taxing

With over 13,000 tax jurisdictions in the United States, an ever-changing array of tax laws and a myriad of special case scenarios, remaining tax-compliant can be a major source of stress for businesses. Avalara’s software aims to change that in a new campaign from 215 McCann. Avalara’s software automates tax compliance processes, freeing businesses of … Continue reading “Avalara makes compliance less taxing”

Cabin adds three editors to roster

Cabin Editing Company today announced the addition of three new editors to its roster: Rami D’Aguiar, Nick Rondeau, and Andrew Ratzlaff. These new hires each bring unique approaches to their craft that convey their ambition and creativity, both visually and narratively. This also marks the latest expansion for Cabin, which has grown steadily over the … Continue reading “Cabin adds three editors to roster”

Cabin makes room for five new editors and New Head of Production

Cabin Editing Company today announced a major expansion of its New York office, with six new hires including head of production Sari Resnick, and five new editors: Alvaro del Val, Carla Luffe, Nina Sacharow, Dylan Edwards, and Matt Schaff. Cabin editor Robert Lopuski has also joined the company’s New York roster from Los Angeles. Cabin’s … Continue reading “Cabin makes room for five new editors and New Head of Production”

Impulse takes the wheel in latest campaign for Forza Horizon 5

Xbox Game Studios’ Forza Horizon 5 takes place in Mexico and features an ever-evolving open world with limitless driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars. It’s a game where absolute freedom truly leads to incredible experiences. That’s why we created a campaign that champions impulsiveness as a virtue. When you listen to your gut, you … Continue reading “Impulse takes the wheel in latest campaign for Forza Horizon 5”

New DoorDash DashPass campaign offers Busch Beer Dog Brew

DoorDash has announced its first-ever dedicated DashPass creative campaign titled “DashPass Pup” that cements DashPass as the must-have, all-access pass to the best of your neighborhood. Inspired by the amount of time people were spending with their pets while working from home, and now for some a start to return to the office, the spot … Continue reading “New DoorDash DashPass campaign offers Busch Beer Dog Brew”

Hawaiian Airlines brings ‘Aloha’ Spirit in campaign from MullenLowe LA

Americans are terrible at taking vacations and after the last 18 months of stay-at-home orders, they need a vacation more than ever. MullenLowe LA has created a new campaign for Hawaiian Airlines ‘The Keepers of Vacation’ which launches this week.   As the only leisure-focused airline based in Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines’ culture is centered around the … Continue reading “Hawaiian Airlines brings ‘Aloha’ Spirit in campaign from MullenLowe LA”

AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show

Ben Kwok, Visual Effects Supervisor at Blacksmith, won the Best in Show at the AICP Post Awards premiere, held virtually this week. Kwok won for his masterful compositing and Flame work on “The Journey” for Zillow, in which a young girl is accompanied on frightening and fanciful travels to her new home by a pair … Continue reading “AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show”

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”

Mastercard, Hudson support Black Businesswomen

Black women-owned businesses are vital to our economy and are amongst the hardest hit by the impacts of the pandemic. Today, Mastercard and Jennifer Hudson are announcing the Strivers Initiative, a consumer-facing platform, elevating the visibility of Black female business owners overcoming obstacles to maintain and grow their business, as role models for the community and future generations. The … Continue reading “Mastercard, Hudson support Black Businesswomen”

Kenan Thompson, Awkwafina join Will Ferrell in General Motors Super Bowl spot

LOL. General Motors released its Big Game ad, starring Will Ferrell, who discovers Norway far outpaces the United States in electric vehicle adoption. It’s ridiculously funny. Created by our friends at McCann Detroit, the commercial, ‘No Way, Norway,’ features Kenan Thompson and Awkwafina joining Ferrell on his action-packed journey to give Norwegians a piece of … Continue reading “Kenan Thompson, Awkwafina join Will Ferrell in General Motors Super Bowl spot”

Autism Speaks launches bilingual campaign “Big Day”

Identifying the early signs of autism can make a lifetime of difference in helping a child access resources and thrive later in life. As part of their ongoing commitment to lowering the age of diagnosis and empowering more autistic children to reach their full potential, the Ad Council and Autism Speaks launched an all-new bilingual … Continue reading “Autism Speaks launches bilingual campaign “Big Day””

Kevin Durant and Degree team for “Tears of Joy”

Today, NBA star Kevin Durant and Unilever’s Degree Deodorant have launched a new campaign, “Tears of Joy,” which offers a firsthand look at the NBA star’s inspiring journey back to the court and how he stays motivated and encourages everyone to #KeepMoving.  We already know that movement can help unlock transformative physical, emotional and social … Continue reading “Kevin Durant and Degree team for “Tears of Joy””

Steve Carell is stressed Santa in Xfinity’s holiday film

This year, working from home has become the new norm, and the ability to stay connected virtually has allowed people to pull off new and inventive ways of achieving what was previously unimaginable. That is the ingenuity taking center stage in the Xfinity 2020 holiday campaign created by advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P). … Continue reading “Steve Carell is stressed Santa in Xfinity’s holiday film”

Hue&Cry signs DeVine Reps for West Coast

Hue&Cry has tapped Sara Barnthouse’s DeVine Reps as its talent rep to handle West Coast sales and representation duties. Led by Executive Producer Scott Friske alongside Creative Director Matt Darnall, the appointment further strengthens Hue&Cry’s industry footprint in the animation and design arena in the Western territory for its lineup of creative talent. DeVine Reps’ … Continue reading “Hue&Cry signs DeVine Reps for West Coast”

Scott Friske heads home to rejoin Hue&Cry as EP

Congratulations are in order for 25-year advertising and creative veteran Scott Friske. The former EP of SHIPPING + HANDLING has returned east to Richmond, Virginia in order to rejoin design and animation studio Hue&Cry. As Executive Producer. Boom. In his new position, he reunites with Hue&Cry founder and Executive Creative Director Magnus Hierta in maintaining … Continue reading “Scott Friske heads home to rejoin Hue&Cry as EP”

Ashley Ford, eightvfx exec producer

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” Bright, vivacious, and lovely, eightvfx’s … Continue reading “Ashley Ford, eightvfx exec producer”

RadicalMedia’s Mills directs Grammys promo ‘Underdog’

Only 2% of popular music is produced by women. Two percent. That’s terrible. RadicalMedia’s director Mollie Mills teamed with TBWA\Chiat\Day LA to create Underdog, a promo spot for The Grammys. This video highlights an all female choir performing Underdog by Alicia Keys. The choir is made up of women of all ages, colors and body types. … Continue reading “RadicalMedia’s Mills directs Grammys promo ‘Underdog’”

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?”

Dell Blue welcomes Lead Creative Editor Jason Uson

Dell Blue, the internal creative agency for Dell, has added Jason Uson as Senior Lead Creative Editor. An award-winning editor, Uson has worked on commercials, online content, films, and documentaries for such clients as Zales, Southwest Airlines, Nike, Budweiser, Walgreens, and Harpo Films. More recently, at Dell Blue, he cut a campaign for Alienware, directed … Continue reading “Dell Blue welcomes Lead Creative Editor Jason Uson”