AICP: Beats by Dre’s “You Love Me” wins Best in Show

Winners of the 2021 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented last night at a virtual presentation. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented virtually on July 28, and the AICP Post Awards, presented virtually on July 27, they comprise the AICP Awards’ suite of juried competitions.   “You … Continue reading “AICP: Beats by Dre’s “You Love Me” wins Best in Show”

AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show

Ben Kwok, Visual Effects Supervisor at Blacksmith, won the Best in Show at the AICP Post Awards premiere, held virtually this week. Kwok won for his masterful compositing and Flame work on “The Journey” for Zillow, in which a young girl is accompanied on frightening and fanciful travels to her new home by a pair … Continue reading “AICP: Zillow’s Journey wins Best in Show”

Union: Editor Justin “Q” Quagliata joins roster

Editor Justin Quagliata, whose work has been honored with the Cannes Grand Prix For Good, as well as D&AD, AICP, Webby Awards, and more, has joined bicoastal Union Editorial. Known for nearly two decades as “Q,” he recently edited E*Trade’s return to the Super Bowl – “Workout” – created via Mullen Lowe, directed by Smuggler’s … Continue reading “Union: Editor Justin “Q” Quagliata joins roster”

AICP launches Mentoring Program for BIPOC

The AICP’s Equity & Inclusion Committee, an integral part of the association’s commitment to facilitate real and sustainable long-term equity shifts within the industry, has unveiled plans for its new AICP Mentoring Program, which launches this month and is now accepting applications for prospective mentees.  Aimed at everyone from those just launching their careers to … Continue reading “AICP launches Mentoring Program for BIPOC”

Leslie Jones double teams in Uber Eats campaign

One of the first events cancelled in the beginning of the pandemic was last year’s NCAA’s March Madness. It’s been a long year waiting, but now it’s back and Uber Eats is bringing fans ‘Double the Madness’ with BOGO deals all tournament long, and spots featuring actress and comedian Leslie Jones. The 30-second ad breaks … Continue reading “Leslie Jones double teams in Uber Eats campaign”

Sugar Ray Leonard finds resilience with Midcaps

The latest campaign from McCann New York for State Street Global Advisors campaign captures their spirit of resilience by depicting the knockdown and recovery of one boxing’s greatest middleweights –Sugar Ray Leonard – while interspersing it with some iconic embodiments of MidCap businesses – a pilot, a chef, a medical researcher, a corporate leader and a steel … Continue reading “Sugar Ray Leonard finds resilience with Midcaps”

Welcome to the Super Bowl, baby – From Huggies, Droga5

Babies and puppies always seem to score big on the Super Bowl. To be honest, if you’re Huggies what else are you going to use? To launch Huggies’ new platform and establish the brand’s point of view, the brand has debuted its global anthem film ‘Welcome to the World, Baby’. The two-minute film sets out … Continue reading “Welcome to the Super Bowl, baby – From Huggies, Droga5”

Wayne and Garth are back in Uber Eats Super Bowl spot

The Super Bowl was made for Super Bowl parties. Except this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t order from Uber Eats and party on. You know, like Wayne and Garth. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, the stars who created and brought to life local-access legends Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar on the classic Saturday … Continue reading “Wayne and Garth are back in Uber Eats Super Bowl spot”

Kevin Durant and Degree team for “Tears of Joy”

Today, NBA star Kevin Durant and Unilever’s Degree Deodorant have launched a new campaign, “Tears of Joy,” which offers a firsthand look at the NBA star’s inspiring journey back to the court and how he stays motivated and encourages everyone to #KeepMoving.  We already know that movement can help unlock transformative physical, emotional and social … Continue reading “Kevin Durant and Degree team for “Tears of Joy””

CarMax, Martin Agency want us to love our car

Pandemic perceptions aren’t necessarily reality. However, many of us DO feel stagnate. Spending days… heck weeks… in lockdown, cause small moves to suddenly have enormous impact. CarMax would argue some of the most magnanimous inventions of all time were simple: the built-in wine holder for showers, the Slanket, Saucemoto. Honestly, the wine holder is a … Continue reading “CarMax, Martin Agency want us to love our car”

‘Stranger Things’ adds Freddy Krueger & more

New nightmares are coming out of Hawkins, Indiana, and they are about to get much worse because Freddy Krueger himself is joining the Stranger Things fray as one of eight new casting additions to the fourth season. Nightmare on Elm Street horror legend Robert Englund will appear in the recurring role of Victor Creel, described … Continue reading “‘Stranger Things’ adds Freddy Krueger & more”

One Club announces Young Guns 18 winners

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the diverse group of 31 winners hailing from 11 countries for the prestigious Young Guns 18 competition, celebrating creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry’s only cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based global awards competition that identifies today’s … Continue reading “One Club announces Young Guns 18 winners”

BBDO, Macy’s want you to love what you wear

The Reel 360 team loves all things Fall. Pumpkin spice everywhere. And definitely the fashion. It’s our time to shine, and this season Macy’s is inspiring shoppers to make the most of every moment big or small by dressing a little extra and showing-off their personal style. With an incredible assortment of must-have curated fashion … Continue reading “BBDO, Macy’s want you to love what you wear”

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”

Hilarious ‘Join Meeting’ is back for S2

Let’s face it, most ZOOM meetings are beginning to suck. At the beginning of the pandemic, they were somewhat novel. We had our team building meetings. ZOOM happy hours. ZOOM dates. ZOOM film festival screenings. Now even with the help of virtual backgrounds (mine is Tattooine), they are still pretty lame. First and foremost, you … Continue reading “Hilarious ‘Join Meeting’ is back for S2”

Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy

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 from … Continue reading “Jeep and Highdive nominated for an Emmy”

Apple and that whole ‘Working-from-home-thing’

Apple has released a sequel to its popular 2019 ad “Underdogs.” And it is great. Titled, “The Whole Working-from-Home-Thing” features the ‘dogs attempting to work on a project remotely complete with all the hilarious frustrations, responsibilities and oops that come along with it. All the while, seamlessly weaving in how Apple’s products help. After reintroducing … Continue reading “Apple and that whole ‘Working-from-home-thing’”

DAVID Miami takes top Agency Spot in The One Show

Led by the outstanding awards performance of “Moldy Whopper” for Burger King, DAVID Miami landed the top agency position in the world in The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings, revealed today by The One Club for Creativity. “Based on results of this year’s largest global awards program, The One Show 2020 Global Rankings are the definitive measure for … Continue reading “DAVID Miami takes top Agency Spot in The One Show”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

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, and … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”