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”

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”

Emmy: Apple, Amazon, Nike, Dre nominated for best spot

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced yesterday recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. One of the categories the Reel 360 Team always focuses on is of course the advertising category. The nominations for this year are from Apple, Amazon, Beats by … Continue reading “Emmy: Apple, Amazon, Nike, Dre nominated for best spot”

Cannes Lions: That’s a wrap

Three breath-taking, emotional tours de force were awarded Grands Prix in the Cannes Film Lions on Friday. Lacoste’s Crocodile Inside, through BETC Paris, Nike’s You Can’t Stop Us, via Wieden+Kennedy Portland and AMV BBDO London’s #Wombstories for Essity, which also won the Titanium Grand Prix. Earlier this week, #Wombstories also won Grands Prix in Film … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: That’s a wrap”

George Floyd: A look back at the best ads

It was one year ago today that George Floyd was viciously and callously murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. For three of those minutes, Floyd was unconscious. His final words of “I can’t breathe” become ignited a global movement demanding racial justice. Since then, a … Continue reading “George Floyd: A look back at the best ads”

Droga5 leads One Show finalists with 44

The One Club for Creativity has announced that entries from 53 countries have been selected by its global juries of top creative leaders as finalists for The One Show 2021. All finalists will be awarded a Gold, Silver, Bronze Pencil or Merit at this year’s One Show, to be announced on June 10 during the online Creative Week 2021. Droga5 … Continue reading “Droga5 leads One Show finalists with 44”

Byron Allen files $10B lawsuit against McDonald’s

Nothing funny about this. Media mogul and former stand-up comic and Comics Unleashed host, Byron Allen, is suing McDonald’s Corp for discrimination against Black-owned businesses. This on the same day that McDonald’s announced it would increase spending with diverse-owned Media, Content and Production Partners. Allen’s suit alleges the fast food giant has refused to advertise … Continue reading “Byron Allen files $10B lawsuit against McDonald’s”

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”

AICP names Curatorial Committees for 2021 show

AICP has announced its lineups for the Curatorial Committees for the 2021 AICP Show and the 2021 AICP Post Awards as well as the lineup of Jury Presidents and Curators for the AICP Next Awards. Comprised of industry experts from all aspects and disciplines involved in creating brand content in the moving image, these three … Continue reading “AICP names Curatorial Committees for 2021 show”

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”

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”

AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee

Our friends at AICP have announced the lineup for the 2021 AICP Awards Committee, the far-reaching group of industry veterans and experts tasked with promoting and marketing the 2021 AICP Awards, which comprises the AICP Show, the AICP Post Awards and the AICP Next Awards. In addition to releasing the Awards Committee roster, Ali Brown … Continue reading “AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee”

Translation, LLC wins Grandy for Beats By Dre

The Andy Awards announced their winners on April 12 and Translation, LLC, McCann and McCann Health were the big winners. New York-based Translation won the Grandy for Idea for the 2:00 minute spot “You Love Me” for Beats By Dre. Starring Naomi Osaka, Lil Baby, Bubba Wallace, and Janaya Khan and narrated by Tobe Nwigwe, … Continue reading “Translation, LLC wins Grandy for Beats By Dre”

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”

Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard narrate Ghetto Film School PSA

Ghetto Film School’s new short film “What’s in a Name” amplifies GFS’s goal to give platforms to people whose stories are not always told and volume to voices often unheard. The film, via agency Wieden+Kennedy NY, edited by Cut+Run’s Aika Miyake and produced by Bryght Young Things, pushes against some of the stereotypes and conventions … Continue reading “Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard narrate Ghetto Film School PSA”

Nike celebrates motherhood in “tough” film

Nike’s latest film, The Toughest Athletes, captures the power and strength of women during one of the most transformative stages of their lives, pregnancy and early motherhood. Developed by Wieden+Kennedy London, The Toughest Athletes illuminates the correlation of sport and motherhood through the lens of more than 20 mothers across various stages of their pregnancy … Continue reading “Nike celebrates motherhood in “tough” film”

Fiverr acquires Working Not Working

Fiverr International Ltd. has announced the acquisition of Working Not Working, the leading platform for high-end creative talent. Working Not Working was founded in 2011 by Justin Gignac and Adam Tompkins. The site was initially created to help their friends and connections in the creative industry find jobs and new opportunities. The platform is trusted by … Continue reading “Fiverr acquires Working Not Working”

Our Top 5 Super Bowl spots and the Bottom 5

For the 25 years or so I was actively in advertising, I want to say I threw maybe 10 to 15 Super Bowl parties in that span. It was always a joyous tribal experience sitting, laughing, eating my badass chili and drinking with other creative directors, copywriters, art directors and producers. We talked and joked … Continue reading “Our Top 5 Super Bowl spots and the Bottom 5”