Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock on YouTube

In a cringe-worthy video posted to his own YouTube channel, Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock for the slap heard ‘round the world that occurred at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony back in March.  In case you forgot, Will Smith marched up on stage and slapped presenter Chris Rock across the face after he made … Continue reading “Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock on YouTube”

CARTWRIGHT: Debuts new brand campaign for YouTube

In a hilarious new ad campaign for YouTube TV, agency CARTWRIGHT shows how easy it is to watch live TV on your own schedule – not the television broadcast schedule – as seen through the lens of Emily, an NBA superfan.  “We all know that person who can’t stand to miss a minute of a … Continue reading “CARTWRIGHT: Debuts new brand campaign for YouTube”

SXSW: Demi Lovato doc premieres on YouTube

Having just shaken the audiences of SXSW, the tell all docu-series Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil releases exclusively on YouTube today on March 23. You may have already caught the trailer that packs quite a punch. The new effort, directed by Michael D. Ratner,  is a 2021 documentary series about the life and career of American singer, songwriter, … Continue reading “SXSW: Demi Lovato doc premieres on YouTube”

Woot! campaign earns massive YouTube views

Irreverent and quite frankly, ridiculous, the new campaign from Woot! and production company The New Blank is our Reel Ad of the Week. What do we like about the work from a first-time advertiser and its production partner? Did we say the two spots are ridiculous and irreverent? And pretty effin’ funny to boot. Which … Continue reading “Woot! campaign earns massive YouTube views”

Netflix makes docs available for teachers on YouTube

For many years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in their classrooms. However, this isn’t possible with schools closed. So at their request, the streaming giant has made a selection of their documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel. See the full list of documentary films and series below. Each title also has … Continue reading “Netflix makes docs available for teachers on YouTube”

YouTuber Sophie Michelle releases new song w/Justice

To celebrate the giving season, YouTube sensation Sophie Michelle joined forces with popular tween retailer, Justice, to release an original song Give A Little Bit to inspire girls to give back this holiday season. The song and music video continues to further the brand message of Live Justice, a set of values that the brand … Continue reading “YouTuber Sophie Michelle releases new song w/Justice”

YouTube gains popularity with GenZ, Facebook down

Facebook is generally considered the pinnacle of social media success, boasting the most active users. Facebook’s reign as the “king” of social media may come to an end, though, as younger generations favor more visually-driven platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, suggests a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. … Continue reading “YouTube gains popularity with GenZ, Facebook down”

YouTuber demands ‘Justice’ for Zack Snyder fans

As social media has grown in relevance, so has the cacophony of voices supporting or disapproving their favorite films and TV series. A scroll through various YouTube videos of Star Wars: The Last Jedi shows how extreme the love and hate for the film has become. In that spirit, Justice League fans have mounted online … Continue reading “YouTuber demands ‘Justice’ for Zack Snyder fans”

YouTube Red enlists Sarofsky for series intro

When Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television* creator Rawson Marshall Thurber (director of Central Intelligence, We’re The Millers, and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) and his team set out to find the perfect company to create their new YouTube Red show’s main titles, design-driven production company Sarofsky made their short list. Well known for its … Continue reading “YouTube Red enlists Sarofsky for series intro”

Bauer’s “Mad Scientists” YouTube series a zany romp

Chicago-based screenwriter and actor, Harry Bauer, has just launched his zany four-part webseries, “Mad Scientists Consortium” on YouTube.

Each 5-7 minute webisode takes a semi-dark and comical look at five Chicago-based mad scientists hell bent on world domination, or in their case, starting with Illinois, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota.

The story emanates from the idea that there is a place for everybody and sometimes you have to force your way in.

Hellmann’s serves up Hamm and Brie in teaser

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise revealed the stars of its Big Game commercial today, in a teaser featuring award-winning actors Jon Hamm and Brie Larson comically – and unexpectedly – found inside a refrigerator. The teaser, which has the vibe of Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich, leaves viewers wondering why Jon Hamm and Brie Larson are in a fridge, which will be answered with … Continue reading “Hellmann’s serves up Hamm and Brie in teaser”

SUPER BOWL: Michelob ULTRA sends up Caddyshack

Michelob ULTRA is teeing up superior enjoyment for all and unveiling the brand’s boldest campaign in its history on football’s biggest stage. During the Super Bowl and beyond, the beer is celebrating a new era for the sport by championing equal enjoyment for all. Michelob ULTRA is once again putting joy front and center with … Continue reading “SUPER BOWL: Michelob ULTRA sends up Caddyshack”

Super Bowl: Mr. Peanut to be roasted by Jeff Ross

What happens when you bring two roastmasters together? We’re about to find out on Super Bowl Sunday as Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts is bringing in Comedy Central’s lead roaster, Jeff Ross, to have some fun at the legume’s expense. This is going to be nuts! “When Mr. Peanut called and told me he wanted to be roasted, I almost … Continue reading “Super Bowl: Mr. Peanut to be roasted by Jeff Ross”

Iliza Schlesinger in Seagram’s 7 campaign

Global creative collective Forsman & Bodenfors continues its longstanding creative partnership with Diageo by crafting a clever new campaign for the latter’s Seagram’s 7 Crown American blended whiskey brand. With “It’s Your Spot,” Forsman & Bodenfors highlights how Seagram’s 7 has expanded its status beyond that of a dive bar favorite into a drink suitable for the … Continue reading “Iliza Schlesinger in Seagram’s 7 campaign”

Tatum and Hayek steam things up in Magic Mike trailer

Looking for a hot Valentine’s Day movie? Look no further than Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek Pinault in the conclusion of the steamy and successful Magic Mike franchise. Warner Bros, has released the final trailer for Magic Mike’s Last Dance. Ten years after Magic Mike surprised audiences, star Channing Tatum and the original filmmaking team … Continue reading “Tatum and Hayek steam things up in Magic Mike trailer”

Kids dream big in Nike Lunar New Year work

We’ve all been buoyed by a kid’s naive ambition to realize their big dreams. Why can’t all of us just dream like a kid again, despite being stuck with all of life’s everyday challenges? To show how far a kid’s big dream can go, Nike has released a film that lets a wild bunch of kids … Continue reading “Kids dream big in Nike Lunar New Year work”

Shazam! trailer has more action, less jokes but that Drake track…

Look, I like Drake just like everyone else. And I get my head bobbin’, just like everyone else, when I hear his track Started. But I’m getting tired of hip-hop in my superhero trailers. Yes, I get they are going after a younger audience. However, the beats do take away from the drama that we … Continue reading “Shazam! trailer has more action, less jokes but that Drake track…”

Ted Lasso’s Nick Mohammed in new iPhone short

Apple is continuing its journey to help the world understand why privacy matters in the latest ‘Privacy. That’s iPhone’ campaign from TBWA\Media Arts Lab. In the latest installment, Apple teams up with Ted Lasso star Nick Mohammed. The spot sees Apple calling out the $227 billion-a-year data economy. Every day, people go about their lives unaware … Continue reading “Ted Lasso’s Nick Mohammed in new iPhone short”

Coca-Cola celebrates Lunar New Year with rabbits

According to the Lunar New Year Zodiac, the Rabbit is the luckiest of the twelve animals – Production company, Hornet has reunited with Ogilvy Shanghai for the second Lunar New Year in a row, bringing the magic of Coca-Cola’s Year of the Rabbit campaign to life with director Yves Geleyn. Yves’ poignant storytelling and command … Continue reading “Coca-Cola celebrates Lunar New Year with rabbits”

“Woke” M&M’s put to sleep; Maya Rudolph new spokeswoman

Tucker Carlson – 1. M&M’s spokescandies — 0. Mars Wrigley has announced that the beloved animated versions that have appeared for years in M&M’s creative will be paused indefinitely. They will be replaced by SNL alum Maya Rudolph. The move comes in the wake of Fox News’s Tucker Carlson’s months-long attack on minor brand changes … Continue reading ““Woke” M&M’s put to sleep; Maya Rudolph new spokeswoman”