Selikow leaves Burnett for DDB

DDB Chicago announced today that the agency had lured away 14-year Burnett veteran Colin Selikow to serve as Executive Creative Director on the Miller Lite and Mars Wrigley Confectionery accounts. Selikow rose to creative lead on both Samsung Mobile and United Healthcare. His team’s award-winning film entitled “Ostrich” recently earned seven Cannes Lions. “When I … Continue reading “Selikow leaves Burnett for DDB”

Everything, All Quiet, Banshees lead Oscar noms

And let the Oscar race begin. Oscar-winning actor-producer Riz Ahmed and actor Allison Williams (M3gan, Get Out, Girls) announced the 95th Oscars nominations today (January 24), live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Ahmed and Williams announced the … Continue reading “Everything, All Quiet, Banshees lead Oscar noms”

Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms

The NAACP unveiled the full list of “54th NAACP Image Awards” nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in … Continue reading “Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms”

Even ads can’t resist Jollibee’s Chicken in Times Square

Times Square is the epicenter for outdoor advertising, full of vibrant, blazing electronic billboards that boast ads from brands around the world. Where life-like, flawless models accentuate luxury products from perfume to watches. When Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) recently opened its flagship restaurant in Times Square, it already drew massive crowds as fans lined up around … Continue reading “Even ads can’t resist Jollibee’s Chicken in Times Square”

SAS’s Batting Lab improves kids’ swings while coaching data

As All-Star Weekend approaches, we’re reminded that half of American kids play baseball and softball. But less than half understand data. However, the ability to read, work with, and communicate using data will be the most in-demand job skill by 2030. To get kids ready for their future, SAS relied on kids’ love of the game to … Continue reading “SAS’s Batting Lab improves kids’ swings while coaching data”

UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked

CBS this week announced its 2022-2023 primetime programming lineup of CBS Originals, featuring four new dramas, one alternative series, special event programming and 18 returning series. For 2021-2022, the Network finished #1 for the 14th straight season, winning 19 of the past 20 seasons. The four new series for fall are the dramas East New York, … Continue reading “UPFRONTS: Fire Country, Real Love Boat highlight CBS Fall sked”

The Batman will return

It’s official, Battinson, Zoë Kravitz, director Matt Reeves, and more will be returning for a sequel to Warner Brothers’ blockbuster hit The Batman.  At CinemaCon 2022, the annual trade show for theater owners, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich shared the news and Reeves came on stage to help make the announcement, saying more … Continue reading “The Batman will return”

New updates about The Flash movie

Is Henry Cavill done playing The Man of Steel? ComicBookMovie.com has reported a rumor claiming that Cavill will not be reprising his role as Superman within the DCEU. And that would be due to the retcon and reboot from the upcoming Flash movie. In a since-deleted Tweet, movie spoilerist “ViewerAnon” claimed that The Flash will include … Continue reading “New updates about The Flash movie”

No Moment’s too big for all-new Lexus LX 600 SUV

There are places that ask more of you. Moments that test you. Situations that expose you. But for those up to the task, the rewards are extraordinary. Today, Lexus debuts a marketing campaign, called “No Moment Too Big,” for the all-new flagship SUV, the 2022 LX 600. The all-new LX 600 is made to excel … Continue reading “No Moment’s too big for all-new Lexus LX 600 SUV”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

Gwyneth Paltrow tries to eat her vagina candle in Uber Eats Super Bowl spot

Nearly three million consumers order essentials beyond food delivery each month through Uber Eats. That’s why in Special US’ second-ever Super Bowl campaign, Uber is betting big on this growth. The new spot highlights Uber’s extended offerings for delivery of everything from grocery and convenience to alcohol, flowers, retail, and more.  The star-studded spot features … Continue reading “Gwyneth Paltrow tries to eat her vagina candle in Uber Eats Super Bowl spot”

First social media reactions are in for Matrix Resurrections

In 1999, the Wachowski siblings blew our minds with a cyberpunk sci-fi movie series about how our day-to-day lives are a simulation intended to keep us compliant while our robot overlords used us as batteries. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss led the cast through a trilogy of films including the original The Matrix, … Continue reading “First social media reactions are in for Matrix Resurrections”

AAF: Under 40 honorees for 29th annual event

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced the honorees for its 29th Annual Advertising Hall of Achievement (AHOA), celebrating those individuals 40 years of age or younger who are making a notable contribution to the advertising industry through both their work and philanthropic community activities.  This will be an extra special celebration as it will also … Continue reading “AAF: Under 40 honorees for 29th annual event”

Cannes Lions announces 2021 Shortlist Jury

Cannes Lions has announced its jury line-up of global experts selected to shortlist world-class creative work and benchmark excellence this June.  The Lion-winning work will be announced, awarded and celebrated during Cannes Lions Live, a fully digital experience, running from 21-25 June 2021, which all LIONS members will receive complimentary access to.   The Cannes Lions … Continue reading “Cannes Lions announces 2021 Shortlist Jury”

AT&T builds connections in new campaign

Today, AT&T launches a new campaign for the 2021 Masters, highlighting the brand’s core mission: creating stronger human connections.  As communications technology has advanced, connection has become ever more pervasive, complex and impressive. We often think about this progress literally, new technical achievements, network benchmarks and more. But the “Connections” campaign seeks to humanize why AT&T makes its network faster, more reliable, and more secure, to … Continue reading “AT&T builds connections in new campaign”

‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations today (March 15), live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced the nominees in 23 categories at 5:19 a.m. PT. For a complete … Continue reading “‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10”

Sasha Calle: Latina actress is DC’s new Supergirl

Latina Sasha Calle, actress from Young And The Restless has scored the feature role of DC Universe’s new Supergirl. The Boston, MA-born Colombian actress is the first Latina Supergirl ever in DC and was chosen from more than 425 actresses who auditioned. She will make her debut in Warner Bros’ The Flash which is scheduled … Continue reading “Sasha Calle: Latina actress is DC’s new Supergirl”

Walton Isaacson announces multiple hires, promotions

LA-based Walton Isaacson is stepping up recruitment and retention efforts across multiple disciplines, marketing specializations and cultural expertise.  Walton Isaacson CEO Aaron Walton noted, “Over the last eleven months, the agency and its people have demonstrated their exceptional talents and resiliency in the face of all challenges. We are growing, both literally and in every sense of … Continue reading “Walton Isaacson announces multiple hires, promotions”

AFI Fest features 53% female, 39% BIPOC directed films

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the films that will play in the World Cinema, New Auteurs, Documentary, Cinema’s Legacy, Short Film Competition, Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI FEST and the AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi, completing this year’s festival’s program. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest features 53% female, 39% BIPOC directed films”

AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda

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 that … Continue reading “AICP Equity & Inclusion Committee sets agenda”