Jamie Foxx stars in new campaign for BetMGM

1+ Academy and GRAMMY Award winner, Jamie Foxx, who has been teasing audiences that he may reprise his role of Spider-man villain Electro in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-man 3, now stars in a new BetMGM campaign. The multitalented sensation, who has conquered the worlds of comedy, film, and music, is now also the … Continue reading “Jamie Foxx stars in new campaign for BetMGM”

AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda

1+ AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, launched as part of the association’s Commitment to Drive Change initiative, has announced its roster of members and established its working agenda as it moves to help the industry cast a wider net for talent, create opportunities for mentorship and advancement for people of color and establish hiring practices … Continue reading “AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda”

Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy

2+ Nominations for the 72nd Emmy® Awards wereannounced yesterday recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and coming talent and breakthrough commercials, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world. The live ceremony, reimagined as a virtual event due to production restrictions resulting … Continue reading “Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy”

Coke believes “Together Tastes Better” in new film

1+ One of the more positive aspects of having to quarantine during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, is that we have been able to spend quality time with those closest to us. “The great meal,” the latest Coca-Cola anthem film that launches its new food communication platform, “Together tastes better.” Especially with Coke. Created by … Continue reading “Coke believes “Together Tastes Better” in new film”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

1+ Winners of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented awards tonight at a special virtual premiere held in lieu of the annual gala premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented online on June 16th, … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”

Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

1+ The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”

2020 AICP Awards release short list

2+ Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, today announced the release of the shortlists for the 2020 AICP Awards – the AICP Post Awards, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show @MoMA. Winners in each of these three strategically-aligned competitions for excellence will be revealed during a series of free virtual premieres set … Continue reading “2020 AICP Awards release short list”

AICP Show announces global ambassadors & committees

1+ In an announcement issued in New York, Matt Miller, president and CEO of AICP, and Ali Brown, president and executive producer at PRETTYBIRD and the 2020 Chairperson of the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the Commercial, released the roster of the Show’s very first team of Global Ambassadors. Hailing from North America, … Continue reading “AICP Show announces global ambassadors & committees”

The NFL is ready with new anthem spot

2+ Thank god football is back. Even though my wife has now become a New England Patriots (blecch) fan due to her crushing on Julian Edelman, I am still overwhelmed with joy (after the disappointment of my Phillies) that my “chill” Sundays are about to become meaningful again. And who better than 72andSunny’s Los Angeles … Continue reading “The NFL is ready with new anthem spot”

AICP announces Community Award and Shortlists

5+ Wieden + Kennedy, Apple and MJZ lead Shortlist nominations. Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, today announced the first-ever “Community Award,” to be presented during AICP Week in June. The Community Award is an unfiltered way to give the entire industry the ability to voice its opinion on the favorite spot of the … Continue reading “AICP announces Community Award and Shortlists”

Gillette’s powerful short film is divisive to say the least

4+ Gillette faces backlash and boycott over ‘#MeToo advert’ A long time ago kiddies, at an agency far, far… okay it was in Chicago, I worked on a commercial, actually three for Finish Line and Nike with Spike Lee. It featured kids playing football in the streets and kids, well being kids. Two of the … Continue reading “Gillette’s powerful short film is divisive to say the least”

AICP announces schedule for week-long celebration

2+ Earlier this week, the AICP announced the schedule for its week-long celebration of creativity and thought leadership. The Week is anchored by the premieres of The AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial, the latter culminating with the most anticipated celebration in the industry: The gala … Continue reading “AICP announces schedule for week-long celebration”

Fallon replaces Culligan man with Princess Bride

9+ “Hey, Culligan M—” Oops can’t say that anymore During the Golden Globes, Culligan and Fallon debuted the first national campaign in more than half-a-century for the Rosemont, IL-based brand. Culligan has been known across the country for the “Hey Culligan Man!” slogan for 59 years. But in 2018, the brand says it is looking … Continue reading “Fallon replaces Culligan man with Princess Bride”

DDB & State Farm continue ‘Neighborhood of Good’

9+ What happens to the concept of giving back when the decorations come down and the red Starbucks cups disappear? DDB Chicago continues their strong “Neighborhood of Good” State Farm campaign with a touching reminder that the season of giving back never really ends. Directed by Anonymous Content’s Aoife McArdle, the dynamic :60-second film highlights … Continue reading “DDB & State Farm continue ‘Neighborhood of Good’”