Bill Cosby removed from AAF Advertising Hall of Fame

Well, the puddin’ has clearly popped for disgraced comedian Bill Cosby. Fall out from last week’s guilty verdict for Cosby continues as he was first, removed from the Television Hall of Fame and now, Adweek is reporting that the American Advertising Federation has decided to remove the actor/comedian from its Hall of Fame. Cosby was … Continue reading “Bill Cosby removed from AAF Advertising Hall of Fame”

The Reel Black List: Qadree Holmes, Visionary EP

Qadree Holmes has successfully risen from intern to production assistant to producer and, finally, to the Founder / Executive Producer of Quriosity Productions. While line producing, he recognized a significant shift in the market — clients and agencies were seeking integrated creative talent options to represent the different social channels now available. Conversely, they did … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Qadree Holmes, Visionary EP”

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Program promotes mental health for middle schoolers

According to a U.S. Surgeon General report, one in five children and teens will face a significant mental health condition during their school years. Mental health disorders can range from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to autism, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and others.  The stats are sobering, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading “Program promotes mental health for middle schoolers”

Hue&Cry goes all out for All In’s Chris Hayes

Tapping into current events, Hue&Cry, the award-winning animation studio led by Creative Director Matt Darnall and Executive Producer Scott Friske, have worked its animated artistry on a new campaign targeting viewers for MSNBC’s nightly news program All in with Chris Hayes.   The Emmy Award-winning show committed to in-depth reporting on the nation’s biggest news … Continue reading “Hue&Cry goes all out for All In’s Chris Hayes”

David&Goliath bolsters creative and strategy

David Angelo, founder and chairman of integrated creative agency David&Goliath (D&G) today announced a series of promotions and new hires in a move that will bolster the agency’s creative and strategy departments and deliver breadth and depth to its newly launched Creative Impact Hub. Led by Chief Creative Officer Ben Purcell and Chief of Social Impact Blake … Continue reading “David&Goliath bolsters creative and strategy”

Lexus teams with Ronny Chieng for Lunar New Year

To ring in the Year of the Ox, Lexus has partnered with Ronny Chieng to write and direct a branded content piece examining the etiquette of gift-giving during the global cultural holiday. The video, from IW Group, features the Crazy Rich Asians star and Daily Show correspondent, driving a 2021 Lexus IS F SPORT through … Continue reading “Lexus teams with Ronny Chieng for Lunar New Year”

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””

22Squared hires EP Zamile Vilakazi, promotes others

As part of its agency-wide expansion, 22Squared, an independent creative & media company that counts national brands like Baskin-Robbins, NAACP Atlanta Chapter, the Ad Council, Advent Health and Publix Super Markets as clients, welcomes production powerhouse Zamile Vilakazi as its head of production. The company has also promoted Janis Middleton to SVP, executive director of Multicultural & Inclusion … Continue reading “22Squared hires EP Zamile Vilakazi, promotes others”

2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It’s almost over. Dear 2020, the Reel 360 team must not-so-politely ask you to get the f*ck out of our collective lives. Don’t pout. Don’t be insulted. We endured you for 365 days. We even reported on what you had to offer which wasn’t much. Now it’s time for you to go. When we sat … Continue reading “2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

AstraZeneca Oxford COVID vaccine up to 70% positive

British – Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca announced positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of COVID vaccine AZD1222. Testing in the UK and Brazil showed the vaccine was highly effective in preventing COVID-19, the primary endpoint, and no hospitalizations or severe cases of the disease were reported in participants … Continue reading “AstraZeneca Oxford COVID vaccine up to 70% positive”

Devika Bulchandani named CEO of Ogilvy North America

Ogilvy has announced that Devika Bulchandani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America and global chairwoman of advertising. Devika will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s core business across the United States and Canada which spans advertising, brand and content, public relations and influence, experience, growth and innovation, and health. … Continue reading “Devika Bulchandani named CEO of Ogilvy North America”

GSP promotes Kate Baynham and Hanna Wittmark to CDs

Kate Baynham and Hanna Wittmark have been promoted from associate creative directors to creative directors at Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P). Baynham and Wittmark have worked at GS&) for eight years on brands such as Comcast, Common Sense Media, Frito-Lay, Adobe, Chrysler, Nintendo and the Ad Council and helped the agency land two of its … Continue reading “GSP promotes Kate Baynham and Hanna Wittmark to CDs”

Oh f#ck John Cena’s ‘Peacemaker’ coming to HBO Max

HBO Max is set to explore the origins of the Peacemaker character, the master of weapons from the highly anticipated upcoming The Suicide Squad film, in the new Max Original action-adventure-comedy series Peacemaker. The network has given a straight-to-series order of eight episodes for the first season of the show. John Cena will reprise his role from The Suicide Squad movie to star in the series, and the film’s … Continue reading “Oh f#ck John Cena’s ‘Peacemaker’ coming to HBO Max”

Black celebrities inspire face masks in new PSA

According to medical experts, wearing a face mask is among the most important actions an individual can take to help stop the spread of COVID-19 To support Black Americans who have been disproportionately impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, and U.S. Department … Continue reading “Black celebrities inspire face masks in new PSA”

WB TV Group announces 12 new workshop directors

Warner Bros. Television Group today announced the 12 emerging directors who have been selected (out of more than 500 applicants) to participate in the 2020 edition of the Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop, and unveiled plans for a virtual instructional program due to the COVID-19 production shutdown. Established in 2013, the WBTV Directors’ Workshop aims … Continue reading “WB TV Group announces 12 new workshop directors”

All Lives Can’t Matter unless Black Lives Matter

To support the ongoing fight for racial justice for the Black community, the Ad Council and R/GA have launched a new PSA from the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign to inspire all Americans to fight for racial equality in America. And it’s our Reel Ad of the Week for the truth it speaks about our lives. Building … Continue reading “All Lives Can’t Matter unless Black Lives Matter”

DeVito/Verdi creates PSAs with NY Gov. Cuomo

The Partnership for New York City, a non-profit organization representing the city’s civic, government, business and labor leaders, has produced two public service announcements – with the help of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo – reminding people of the urgency to protect one another by taking the necessary steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  Stressing the gravity of … Continue reading “DeVito/Verdi creates PSAs with NY Gov. Cuomo”

Pornhub makes premium viewing free worldwide

Leave it to leading adult entertainment site Pornhub to understand what we really need at home during this novel coronavirus COVID-15 quarantine. Toilet Paper? Nah. Water? Nah. Boxed Mac and Cheese? Hell no. We need PORN. And that is what the elite company is giving subscribers worldwide for a month. Starting today, Pornhub will offer free Pornhub … Continue reading “Pornhub makes premium viewing free worldwide”

Colbert, Roker, Foxworthy join Smokey Bear campaign

The iconic bear’s message is now amplified through the voices of Stephen Colbert, Al Roker and Jeff Foxworthy In honor of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday – August 9, 2019 – the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council have teamed up with agency FCB New York to celebrate the … Continue reading “Colbert, Roker, Foxworthy join Smokey Bear campaign”