Akkurat Studios welcomes three new directors

Hot on the heels of its third anniversary, Berlin and LA-based production company Akkurat Studios, has announced three new signings for commercial representation in the German market. Further enhancing the studio’s creative chops is the addition of award-winning Lauren Sick, Filip Engstrom, and Alan Masferrer. Co-founder Rocco Kopecny in a statement notes, “Searching for new talent isn’t … Continue reading “Akkurat Studios welcomes three new directors”

ASOS launches “Feed Your Style” campaign

ASOS, the online destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings, recently revealed a new campaign in the US and UK, highlighting its Autumn/Winter 2022 womenswear collection. The campaign, created by talent across McCann Worldgroup, including McCann Paris and Gotham New York and directed by the award-winning team We.Are.From.LA., pulls inspiration from the ways the many screens of today encourage unique, … Continue reading “ASOS launches “Feed Your Style” campaign”

Advertising legend Dan Wieden passes at 77

He was the icon who coined, “Just Do It” for NIKE. Advertising legend Dan Wieden “did it” all and now he is gone. The creative leader behind NIKE’s famous “Just Do It” tagline and co-founder of advertising giant Wieden + Kennedy passed away last Friday. He was 77.  According to an obituary shared with NBC affiliate KGW … Continue reading “Advertising legend Dan Wieden passes at 77”

Emma Watson stars in and directs new Prada film

Prada has announced the worldwide launch of Prada Paradoxe, the new women’s fragrance that celebrates the multi-dimensionality of a woman impossible to frame. The campaign features Emma Watson (Harry Potter Franchise, This is the End, Little Women), who plays both the starring role in the film short and makes her directorial debut in realizing the … Continue reading “Emma Watson stars in and directs new Prada film”

DDB names Alex Lubar Global President & COO

DDB Worldwide has named Alex Lubar Global President & Chief Operating Officer. This appointment is a strategic move to further strengthen DDB’s global leadership team under Global CEO, Marty O’Halloran. Lubar joins DDB Worldwide with extensive global leadership credentials. Currently President, McCann North America, Lubar joined McCann in 2012 and held several regional leadership roles during the … Continue reading “DDB names Alex Lubar Global President & COO”

Ulta Beauty celebrates beauty as force for good 

Ulta Beauty, the nation’s largest beauty retailer, today revealed Beauty&, a 360-campaign designed to move the industry forward, widen the lens of beauty and inspire all to reclaim beauty on their own terms. The campaign, created in partnership with McCann, includes creative work, the brand’s first-ever podcast, a limited-edition t-shirt collection developed in partnership with designers Meena Harris, Timothy … Continue reading “Ulta Beauty celebrates beauty as force for good “

Avalara makes compliance less taxing

With over 13,000 tax jurisdictions in the United States, an ever-changing array of tax laws and a myriad of special case scenarios, remaining tax-compliant can be a major source of stress for businesses. Avalara’s software aims to change that in a new campaign from 215 McCann. Avalara’s software automates tax compliance processes, freeing businesses of … Continue reading “Avalara makes compliance less taxing”

Director Sam Ciaramitaro revs up Corvette Academy

Durable Goods Director Sam Ciaramitaro recently teamed up with Detroit-based agency Commonwealth to produce “Corvette Academy,” a digital campaign introducing the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06. The four-part series celebrates Corvette’s 70-year legacy, with an in-depth look at the ultimate supercar and its new place on the world stage. From full-throttle shots of the Z06 on … Continue reading “Director Sam Ciaramitaro revs up Corvette Academy”

Director Karima Asaad joins Durable Goods

Bicoastal production company Durable Goods is adding award-winning Australian director Karima Asaad for commercials and branded content in the US. From still photography to live-action, Asaad’s electrifying and unconventional portfolio spanning advertising and photojournalism has earned her a reputation as one of the most intriguing and eye-popping visual talents down under. Durable Goods marks her … Continue reading “Director Karima Asaad joins Durable Goods”

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”

Union’s Einar gets muscular on “HWY 93” for Dodge

For Dodge, the latest collaboration between director Sean Thonson of Supply & Demand and Union Partner/Editor Einar can best be described as a scorched-road sheet metal anthem, a tribute to the “smoking tire, the S-curve, and the spin turn.” Created via Doner, “HWY 93” imagines a highway that stretches across the 93 days of summer.  … Continue reading “Union’s Einar gets muscular on “HWY 93” for Dodge”

Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”

Writer-Director Michael Illick arrives at Interrogate

Los Angeles and New York-based production company Interrogate adds Portland-based director Michael Illick to its roster. A longtime copywriter with a penchant for comedy and quick wit combined with a keen visual sensibility, Illick brings a truly original voice to Interrogate. Michael Illick has worked at major agencies across the country, counting stints at BBDO, Wieden+Kennedy, Saatchi & Saatchi, 215 … Continue reading “Writer-Director Michael Illick arrives at Interrogate”

Cannes Lions: Day Two Winners Announced

Cannes Lions announced its second day of winners in a live Awards Show in Cannes, France. Winners in the Industry Craft Lions, Digital Craft Lions, Film Craft Lions, Design Lions, Entertainment Lions, Entertainment Lions For Music and Entertainment Lions for Sport were all announced.  The Film Craft Lions, celebrating onscreen artistry, received 1,711 entries. The jury … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: Day Two Winners Announced”

Annovera, Whitney Cummings Un-Apologize

Since, well, forever women have expressed that the birth control category doesn’t work for them. And Annovera believes it’s time for women to stop apologizing for who they are and what they want. In the latest campaign from our friends at McCann, New York, we see comedian, writer, producer and actress, Whitney Cummings, encouraging women … Continue reading “Annovera, Whitney Cummings Un-Apologize”

Wimbledon 100 campaign honors the greats

2022 marks a significant milestone in Wimbledon’s history, as the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) celebrates 100 years since the opening of the iconic Centre Court at Church Road. To highlight this landmark moment and look ahead to the next 100 years, AELTC has today released an inspiring animated TV trailer, ‘The Stage Awaits’, created by McCann … Continue reading “Wimbledon 100 campaign honors the greats”

AICP Week returns with new format for presenting

AICP Week is back (Yay!), and with it comes a new format for presenting and celebrating the winning work in the Awards competitions: the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The full program of winners in each show will be screened during the day … Continue reading “AICP Week returns with new format for presenting”

Senior Colorist Emiliano Serantoni joins Harbor

Harbor has tapped senior colorist, Emiliano Serantoni to complement its growing global talent roster, announced Harbor CEO, Zak Tucker, today. Hailing from Paris, France, Serantoni’s portfolio boasts extensive international campaigns for global brands including Apple, Nike, HP, Dior, Hermes, Orange, YSL, Jacquemus, Cartier and Burberry. His artistic sensibilities have earned him long-standing relationships with top … Continue reading “Senior Colorist Emiliano Serantoni joins Harbor”

AMP Awards announces curatorial committee lineup

The 2022 AMP Awards announced the lineup for its Curatorial Committee as the competition puts plans in place for its first live trophy presentation since 2019. On hand to congratulate the winners and help bestow the trophies will be the 2022 AMP Awards Show Chair, Julia Neumann, Chief Creative Officer of Johannes Leonardo. She presided … Continue reading “AMP Awards announces curatorial committee lineup”

Dogs are howling over NY Lottery’s new song

After launching the $1,000,000 Lucky Dog Scratch-Off Game Series, the New York Lottery is back with another treat for dogs and their humans. A new music track just dropped called, “Wanna Go for a Walk?”  Created by McCann, the song features a totally unique instrumentation. It might sound like a hip-hop beat to human ears, but … Continue reading “Dogs are howling over NY Lottery’s new song”