She Runs It co-launches START program for BIPOC women

501c3 organization She Runs It, today announced a partnership with digitalundivided, the leading non-profit leveraging data, programs, and advocacy to catalyze economic growth for Latina and Black women entrepreneurs. The two nonprofits will launch the She Runs It x digitalundivided: START Program. This new program is an early-stage, start-up accelerator modeled on digitalundivided’s decade-long history of providing … Continue reading “She Runs It co-launches START program for BIPOC women”

Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists

The AICP Awards today released the Shortlists for the 2022 editions of its three competitions: The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The Shortlists are the results of a bifurcated judging system that began earlier this year with a series of panels with … Continue reading “Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists”

DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters

DIRECTV has launch its GOATbusters national ad campaign featuring baseball legends Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson, highlighting the company’s streaming product, DIRECTV STREAM. Created and developed by TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, the foursome comes together to combat supernatural forces and other would-be foes through the 2022 MLB season, just like the … Continue reading “DirecTV launches streaming service with the GOATbusters”

Intuit QuickBooks unveils brands first-ever spot for Big Game

During the biggest football game of the season on February 13, Intuit QuickBooks will unveil a 30-second ad – the first-ever commercial for The Big Game dedicated to the QuickBooks and Mailchimp brands. Created by our friends at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, The spot from Intuit, the global technology platform that makes QuickBooks, TurboTax, Mint, Credit Karma, and Mailchimp, features Grammy award-winning musician … Continue reading “Intuit QuickBooks unveils brands first-ever spot for Big Game”

QuickBooks is warming up for the Super Bowl

What do a cat, a karaoke singer, a winking chimp and 17 million Americans have in common? QuickBooks may just have the answer. You can find out Super Bowl Sunday, when the accounting software company debuts its inaugural advertisement in the fourth quarter of the big game. Today, Intuit QuickBooks has a teaser, created by TBWA\Chiat\Day … Continue reading “QuickBooks is warming up for the Super Bowl”

Lisa Topol joins OBERLAND as Managing Partner and ECD

Lisa Topol has set out to make a profit with purpose the centerpiece of her career as she joins OBERLAND, the industry’s leading purpose-driven ad agency, in the new role of managing partner and executive creative director.  Together, Topol and OBERLAND co-founder and chief creative officer Oberlander will steer the eight-year-old agency in partnership with … Continue reading “Lisa Topol joins OBERLAND as Managing Partner and ECD”

Gary Vaynerchuk launches Eva Nosidam Productions

Gary Vaynerchuk today announced the launch of a new production studio, Eva Nosidam Productions. The name, which spells Madison Ave backwards, signifies the intent of the company – to be the antithesis of Madison Ave by creating ads that don’t feel like ads but rather content that moves and engages people. Maya Brewster-Dorian will lead … Continue reading “Gary Vaynerchuk launches Eva Nosidam Productions”

Veterans Affairs, Ad Council launch anti-suicide campaign

There is hope. Resources are available and treatment can work. Suicide is preventable. The suicide rate among Veterans in 2019 was 52% higher than non-Veteran adults in the U.S., according to the 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. As part of their ongoing efforts to combat this national crisis, the Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue reading “Veterans Affairs, Ad Council launch anti-suicide campaign”

BEHR Paint, Katy Perry and Spotify give design new rhythm with ‘Music in Color’

Behr Paint Company has tapped singer-songwriter Katy Perry and leading audio streaming service Spotify to launch MUSIC IN COLOR by BEHR, an interactive audio representation of colors Katy Perry experiences through music. This all-new color selector tool will help people discover personalized paint color recommendations through their favorite songs on Spotify. The MUSIC IN COLOR … Continue reading “BEHR Paint, Katy Perry and Spotify give design new rhythm with ‘Music in Color’”

Devonta Smith moves into 11th season of Nissan’s ‘Heisman House’

Nissan’s beloved Heisman House is back for its 11th season with a campaign inspired by fans from Texas, Wisconsin and Michigan. College football’s latest Heisman Trophy winner, Devonta Smith, joins past Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow, Eddie George, Kyler Murray, Desmond Howard, Barry Sanders, Baker Mayfield, Bo Jackson, Archie Griffin and Derek Henry for new … Continue reading “Devonta Smith moves into 11th season of Nissan’s ‘Heisman House’”

72andSunny strengthens creative and brand leadership teams

Our friends at 72andSunny continue to bolster its talent with new leadership hires out of its New York office which include: Elaine Cox serving as executive creative director, Robyn Makinson, design director, Ana Bermudez, director of brand management and Ashley Smith, group brand director. “Since day one our vision has been to deliver head-turning creativity … Continue reading “72andSunny strengthens creative and brand leadership teams”

Hera! Serena Williams is Wonder Woman in spot for DIRECTV

Move over Gal Gadot. On August 2nd, DIRECTV became a new company comprising all of AT&T’s previously held US video assets. With a new overall look and feel introduced for DIRECTV, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA has shares the first-ever advertising campaign for DIRECTV Stream, formally AT&T TV. Launched on social platforms and national TV, the ‘Get Your … Continue reading “Hera! Serena Williams is Wonder Woman in spot for DIRECTV”

Snickers’ hungry social media manager botches Twitter fleets

Ever heard of Fleets? It was Twitter’s real-time video-sharing platform (a-la Instagram Stories, SnapChat etc.), and it went defunct yesterday, August 3rd. While most brands clamor to be the first on any new social platform, Snickers comedically became the last brand to ever use Fleets, just before it went extinct. August 3rd also happens to be … Continue reading “Snickers’ hungry social media manager botches Twitter fleets”

ADCOLOR to honor Daniel Dae Kim at 2021 awards

ADCOLOR today announced the nominees and honorees for its 15th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the Awards have highlighted and honored the achievements of diverse communities in the creative industries. The awards recognize those who go above and beyond to make a difference and who embody the organization’s mission of “Rise Up, Reach Back.” According to … Continue reading “ADCOLOR to honor Daniel Dae Kim at 2021 awards”

Family Equality calls for unity this Parents’ Day

Ahead of Parents’ Day this Sunday July 25, Family Equality is calling on Americans to join its mission in advocating for every LGBTQ+ person to have the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family. With 63% of North American LGBTQ+ millennials considering becoming parents for the first time or having more children (Family Equality … Continue reading “Family Equality calls for unity this Parents’ Day”

Imaginary Forces: Anthony Gibbs joins as CD

Imaginary Forces (IF) welcomes Anthony Gibbs as Creative Director. With vast experience in design and VFX, Gibbs has created traditional, interactive, and experiential projects for such brands as Apple, AT&T, Epic Games, and Google, among many others. “Anthony is smart, talented, and kind,” Peter Frankfurt, IF Co-Founder/Executive Creative Director. “As a director, designer, and leader, he … Continue reading “Imaginary Forces: Anthony Gibbs joins as CD”

Julia Neumann named CCO at Johannes Leonardo

Our friends at Johannes Leonardo have a new leader. The award-winning agency has hired Julia Neumann as Chief Creative Officer. An industry veteran who has held executive creative roles at several leading advertising agencies, Neumann most recently was ECD at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY where she spent the last three years leading creative output for brands such as … Continue reading “Julia Neumann named CCO at Johannes Leonardo”

LeBron James rises in first MTN DEW Energy campaign

MTN DEW RISE ENERGY today released the brand’s first-ever ad campaign, “The Morning Makes You,” featuring NBA superstar LeBron James. The 60-second ad – directed by critically-acclaimed director F. Gary Gray, known for films such as The Italian Job and Friday – is the first work produced by TBWA\Chiat\Day NY and will run nationally across multiple platforms, including broadcast and digital placements. … Continue reading “LeBron James rises in first MTN DEW Energy campaign”

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”

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”