McDonald’s tribute to those killed by police brutality

Just two days after #BlackOutTuesday, McDonald’s has released a powerful :60-second ad created by AOR Wieden + Kennedy New York that directly pays tribute to seven Black Americans killed by police or shot to death while unarmed: Trayvon Martin, Michael BroI Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. McDonald’s … Continue reading “McDonald’s tribute to those killed by police brutality”

Ben & Jerry’s releases powerful BLM statement

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, which has long supported Black Lives Matter, has made a passionate plea on its website late Tuesday, mourning the death of George Floyd. Floyd was murdered on May 25 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. Threes of those minutes … Continue reading “Ben & Jerry’s releases powerful BLM statement”

A look back at the last two days of protest (Gallery)

Yesterday, angry and passionate Americans, of all races and ages, continued to demonstrate following the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin brutally pinned him down for 8 minutes. It has now been confirmed that for three of those minutes, the unarmed and handcuffed man was unconscious. … Continue reading “A look back at the last two days of protest (Gallery)”

Thousands descend on Hollywood to protest

Today, close to 50,000 protesters, of all races and ages, marched through Hollywood to protest the murder of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin brutally pinned him down for 8 minutes. It has now been confirmed that for three of those minutes, the unarmed and handcuffed man was … Continue reading “Thousands descend on Hollywood to protest”

Abrams, Bad Robot combat racism w/ $10m pledge

Money talks. Following a weekend of peaceful protests that turned violent across the United States, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot, along with he and his wife’s foundation, pledged $10 million donation over the next five years to groups and agendas that combat racism. Abrams wrote in a statement on Bad Robot’s Instagram account, “Corporate and private … Continue reading “Abrams, Bad Robot combat racism w/ $10m pledge”

Writers Guild East releases statement on George Floyd

The Writers Guild of America East has just released statement regarding the murder of George Floyd and the mistreatment of journalists. They condemn his murder saying, “What happened in Minneapolis is another example of deadly systemic racism. African-Americans have been the victims of injustice for more than 400 years and it continues today.”‘ Read the … Continue reading “Writers Guild East releases statement on George Floyd”

Byron Allen Entertainment promotes Alford to VP Digital

Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, and owner of nine 24-hour HD television networks now serving nearly 160 million subscribers — including The Weather Channel television network and its streaming service Local Now — proudly announces the appointment of Natasha Alford as the Vice President of Digital Content … Continue reading “Byron Allen Entertainment promotes Alford to VP Digital”

Journalists condemn ‘Trump Kills Media’ video

Over the weekend, The New York Times discovered an appalling, violent YouTube video, created by a pro-Trump group called The Geek Z Team, that depicts President Donald Trump stabbing, shooting and impaling the media and top political opponents, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney. The Times reports the graphic and racist video played … Continue reading “Journalists condemn ‘Trump Kills Media’ video”

Ten things you may have missed in Childish Gambino’s “This is America”

(Editor’s Note: This is a repost from Woke Brown Feminist.) “This is America” from Atlanta’s creator Donald Glover and Doomsday Entertainment’s Hiro Murai, has amassed over 43 million YouTube views since its premiere on SNL last Saturday. Since then, countless articles have been written, offering their take on the beautifully-shot and poignant video. We are … Continue reading “Ten things you may have missed in Childish Gambino’s “This is America””

Chicago shops win Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions

(Cannes, France — 19 June, 2017) Even though McCann New York’s Fearless Girl was the big winner on the first night of the Cannes Lions Festival, Chicago agencies did manage to come home with lions as well. FCB Chicago, BBDO Chicago, DigitasLBI, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather and Lapiz won lions in the categories of: Glass, Outdoor, PR, Promo & Activation and Print & Publishing. Below, see every Lion won by U.S. agencies on the night.

Sensei Chop drops single and video for ISO Hittin

Atlanta-born filmmaker and music artist Sensei Chop has unveiled his latest single and video, ISO Hittin feat. Daygo Fatts. The new single is available on Amazon and Spotify. About the song, Chop comments, “My song titles are camera terminology-themed. My last song Expensive Glass was in reference to camera lenses. ISO is the camera’s sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO … Continue reading “Sensei Chop drops single and video for ISO Hittin”

Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd “Stay Golden” during Lay’s Super Bowl spot

We are now a little over a week away from watching the Los Angeles Rams welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI. As the most iconic brand in the snack game, Lay’s has been present for moments, both big and small, in people’s lives for more than 75 years. America’s favorite … Continue reading “Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd “Stay Golden” during Lay’s Super Bowl spot”

“Hello World”: Elephant creates new brand identity and website for All Star Code

All Star Code, an organization that empowers young men of color to acquire financial independence and social mobility thanks to the power of code, is unveiling a new brand identity and website created pro bono by IPG creative company, Elephant The website design and voice is the first iteration of a new brand platform, “Hello World.” … Continue reading ““Hello World”: Elephant creates new brand identity and website for All Star Code”

2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360

Some of the words which come to mind when describing 2021 include frustrating, maddening, wow (in a bad sense), terrifying, astounding, and wow again in a very good sense. When we left 2020 our outlook was hopeful. We knew this would be the year that we became vaccinated against an insidious Coronavirus disease that had … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360”

Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century

On September 11, 2001, we were all witnesses to what will go down in our lifetime as the most horrific event caught on video, film and audio. Of course, I’m talking 19 terrorists, who hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennyslvania. Real horror. Throughout … Continue reading “Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century”

McCann Worldgroup names global Nike star as President, Global CCO

McCann Worldgroup today announced that Alex Lopez will join the network as President & Global Chief Creative Officer. Lopez arrives from Nike, where he held several global leadership posts, including Vice President, Global Marketing, Men’s Creative Director at Nike and Co-Founder and Global Head Of Studio at Waffle Iron Entertainment. The addition of Lopez is the next … Continue reading “McCann Worldgroup names global Nike star as President, Global CCO”

Trump regrets not using military on BLM protests

In a lengthy excerpt published at Vanity Fair from their new book, I Alone Can Fix It, co-authors Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker focus on their hours-long interview with twice-impeached former president Donald J. Trump at Mar-a-Lago, just 70 days after Joe Biden was sworn in as president. “I think if I had it to … Continue reading “Trump regrets not using military on BLM protests”

Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”

Pandemic Academy Awards ratings anemic

Things didn’t go exactly as planned for Hollywood’s biggest night. In a year, where Hollywood held back most of its biggest films due to the pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards drew its smallest audience ever. While the awards tried to change things up in a year that saw a tragic pandemic take and shut down lives, … Continue reading “Pandemic Academy Awards ratings anemic”