DoorDash dances its way into consumer hearts

Mastering messes, conquering chaos, and pummeling paperwork. DoorDash can help. DoorDash is showing how it can assist in conquering everyday “stress monsters” with a dance-tastic new campaign from Hard Work Club called “Dancing With My Stress.” It is the Toronto-based agency’s first work for DoorDash since being awarded the account late last year. The campaign … Continue reading “DoorDash dances its way into consumer hearts”

CDDP announces finalists and 5 new fellows

Tamika Lamison, Executive Director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), today announced the five Fellows who have each been awarded $25,000.00 stipends to produce spec spots during the Program’s 2022 cycle. The Fellows are: MG ‘Grace’ Evangelista, Alexander Gilbert, Rhym Guisse’, LJ Johnsn and Andrew Rhee. According to Lamison, almost 700 Directors applied to … Continue reading “CDDP announces finalists and 5 new fellows”

TBD Post Welcomes Post Veteran Ron Rendon

Austin-based TBD Post is making plans for expansion by adding two industry veterans and sales representation to its team. TBD Post Founders Brandon Thomas, Partner/Colorist, and Ted Griffis, Partner/Editor, are making these announcements as they enter their 10th year in the Austin market. Griffis and Thomas have been steadfast in creating a cutting-edge studio with … Continue reading “TBD Post Welcomes Post Veteran Ron Rendon”

Basketball stars, CarMax sales associate showcase fast offers

Professional basketball players–and one confident CarMax sales associate–showcase faster offers in the latest satirical spot from our friends at The Martin Agency, produced by Valiant Pictures. The ad follows four years of legacy “Call Your Shots” campaigns alongside the NBA and WNBA, with a twist: what looks like a promo for an upcoming high-octane basketball … Continue reading “Basketball stars, CarMax sales associate showcase fast offers”

Geico Gecko gets gamified in new Twitch campaign

Say that headline three times fast. Since his debut in 1999, the Geico Gecko has loved a good co-star. We have seen Martin (his real name) team up with Heidi Black, The Angry Birds, Pinocchio and the Avengers. Who could it be this time? Our friends at The Martin Agency say he’s in for a … Continue reading “Geico Gecko gets gamified in new Twitch campaign”

Hue+Cry has Side Hustle on the East Coast

Design-centered animation and content creation studio Hue+Cry, has announced its new partnership with creative management company Hustle for East Coast representation.  Hue+Cry, led by executive producer Scott Friske and creative director Matt Darnall, will work closely with Andrew Michaeloff, partner at Side Hustle, which is part of the Hustle bicoastal network led and founded by … Continue reading “Hue+Cry has Side Hustle on the East Coast”

Busch Light and Kenny G head for Super Bowl Mountains

Busch Light and Grammy Award-Winning Saxophone legend, Kenny G, are coming together in what is sure to be the smoothest advertisement in Super Bowl History. The spot comes on the heels of a tremendous hot streak for Busch Light, as popularity soars not only in the Midwest, where Busch Light is the gold standard for … Continue reading “Busch Light and Kenny G head for Super Bowl Mountains”

2021 in Review: The best ad campaigns

So, here we are at the end of another year. In 2021, we experienced more freedom from the pandemic during the spring and summer as cases lowered, but here we are, back in a kind of partial quarantine as the omicron variant spreads. While many businesses asked their teams to return to the office, advertising … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The best ad campaigns”

2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360

Some of the words which come to mind when describing 2021 include frustrating, maddening, wow (in a bad sense), terrifying, astounding, and wow again in a very good sense. When we left 2020 our outlook was hopeful. We knew this would be the year that we became vaccinated against an insidious Coronavirus disease that had … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360”

GEICO goes head-to-head with Angry Birds

The latest spot by GEICO, from The Martin Agency, will have you thinking of safeguarding your windows. Your planters on the patio. And anything else that might not be bolted down. Why?  Everybody’s favorite flightless flock has found its way back to your screens. That’s right, Angry Birds, the mobile game characters developed by Rovio … Continue reading “GEICO goes head-to-head with Angry Birds”

The Garage expands with new stages, adds three new directors

In its first additions to the company’s roster since Owner/Director Steve Giralt founded it five years ago, The Garage has signed three new tabletop directors on the heels of moving into a new and larger production studio in Industry City Brooklyn. Award-winning directors Ronald Koetzier, Charles Nordeen, and Shanghoon have joined Giralt as part of … Continue reading “The Garage expands with new stages, adds three new directors”

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”

Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi joins Moving Picture Company (MPC) 

Global production studio Moving Picture Company (MPC) today announced the addition of award-winning Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi to its executive leadership team.    Previously at Framestore, Pascuzzi joins MPC’s New York studio, headed by Managing Director Angela Lupo, to further cement and develop the creative studio’s visual effects offering to the region’s top creative agencies and brands. In the new … Continue reading “Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi joins Moving Picture Company (MPC) “

The One Club: WAATBP Diversity Conference set for September

The 11th edition of The One Club for Creativity‘s Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP) diversity conference and career fair will take place on September 29-30, 2021.  The hybrid event is free to attend and open to a global audience. WAATBP 2021 will address how the industry has – and hasn’t – evolved over the past 18 … Continue reading “The One Club: WAATBP Diversity Conference set for September”

TBWA\Chiat\Day: Leadership changes

TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles today announced the elevation of Erin Riley to Chief Executive Officer and Jen Costello (We like this name) to Chief Strategy Officer. The promotions follow a year of reckoning and transformation for the creative industry, during which TBWA\Chiat\Day LA met the challenges and saw exceptional growth in new business, with the agency recently winning including Discover, … Continue reading “TBWA\Chiat\Day: Leadership changes”

72andSunny’s Cole elected Chair of One Club Board

 The One Club for Creativity today announced new leadership to its National Board of Directors. Glenn Cole, Co-Founder and Creative Chairman of 72andSunny, has been elected Board chairman.  Previously vice chair, he replaces FCB Global CCO Susan Credle, whose term ends this month. Board member Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder and CCO of Design Army, moves up to the role of … Continue reading “72andSunny’s Cole elected Chair of One Club Board”

RITZ celebrates foster moms in Mother’s Day creative

RITZ, one of America’s favorite crackers, has launched a campaign titled “Foster Welcome” to celebrate foster parents this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. In collaboration with the National Foster Parent Association, the program shines a light on foster moms and dads and their role in helping children in need feel welcome. “Foster Welcome” is the next … Continue reading “RITZ celebrates foster moms in Mother’s Day creative”

Editor of ‘World’s Biggest Asshole’ finds home at Union

Graham Turner is not an asshole. In fact, the tattooed cutter is a really nice guy. But he sure does understand assholes as Graham IS the editor of the award-winning The World’s Biggest Asshole for Donate Life (via The Martin Agency, directed by Speck and Gordon). The nice guy editor has garnered 10 Cannes Lions … Continue reading “Editor of ‘World’s Biggest Asshole’ finds home at Union”

One Club calls on industry to sign paid internship pledge

The One Club for Creativity has advanced its commitment to creative activism by urging agencies, brands, ad schools and other organizations around the world to step up and help support workplace equity in the industry by signing its new Paid Internship Pledge. The initiative launches with a number of founding signees already on board: Cartwright, COLLINS, The Community, Design Army, Edelman, FCB Worldwide, Goodby … Continue reading “One Club calls on industry to sign paid internship pledge”

Green The Bid adds more leaders to board

Green The Bid the grassroots initiative and community supporting the advertising industry in shifting to zero-waste, net-carbon neutral, sustainable and regenerative practices, has added additional leadership to its Advisory Board. The newly added Advisory Board Members Are: Samira Ansari, ECD FCB NY Osei Kakari, EP + Co-founder, Contrast Eye Fiona King, Global Director of Production, … Continue reading “Green The Bid adds more leaders to board”