Jon Stewart hires female producing team for Apple TV

1+ Jon Stewart preps his return to the anchor chair with an all-female producing team, newswoman Brinda Adhikari as his showrunner and former Stewart collaborator Latinx Chelsea Devantez as his head writer. The former Daily Show host has tapped a longtime newswoman, rather than a comedy vet, to serve as his executive producer and showrunner. Brinda … Continue reading “Jon Stewart hires female producing team for Apple TV”

Apple TV+ goes for thoughtful binge-watchers

1+ The weather outside may be getting frightful, but Apple TV+ reckons its lineup is pretty delightful. The streamer has just launched a new campaign, created by TBWA\MediaArtsLab, drawing attention to its like of Apple Originals films and TV shows to tempt viewers caught in the streaming wars over  to their side. Focusing on the … Continue reading “Apple TV+ goes for thoughtful binge-watchers”

Epic Games’ Fortnite spoofs famous Apple 1984 spot

1+ In 1984, a start-up computer company named – may have heard of them – Apple launched a movement by catapulting the Macintosh computer into our unsuspecting IBM-led lives. The introductory spot, helmed by Ridley Scott, was just as compelling with its dark Orwellian tone, casting Apple as a group of rebels shattering the world … Continue reading “Epic Games’ Fortnite spoofs famous Apple 1984 spot”

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

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Apple and that whole ‘Working-from-home-thing’”

Beastie Boys get ill in new documentary on Apple tv+

2+ Friday night saw the premiere of the highly-anticipates Spike Jonze Beastie Boys documentary on Apple tv+. The film premieres on the heels of the 26th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ number one charting 1994 album, Ill Communication, and reunites surviving members, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, with director Jonze over 25 years … Continue reading “Beastie Boys get ill in new documentary on Apple tv+”

Apple Maps releases data trends tool to track COVID-19

1+ Apple has released a mobility data trends tool from Apple Maps to support the impactful work happening around the globe to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This mobility data may provide helpful insights to local governments and health authorities and may also be used as a foundation for new public policies by showing the … Continue reading “Apple Maps releases data trends tool to track COVID-19”

Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with ‘Daughter’

3+ If this new short film from Apple doesn’t make you tear up, then you had better have your heart checked. As it has done for the past several years, the brand is celebrating Chinese New Year with a short film as part of its “Shot on iPhone” series. The short film comes in at … Continue reading “Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with ‘Daughter’”

Billie Eilish takes top honor at Apple’s 1st Music Awards

3+ It was only a matter of time before Apple, where music has played such an integral part in its success, launched their own music awards. And what a celebration it was as the industry giant celebrated Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and FINNEAS at the inaugural Apple Music Awards. Held at the Steve … Continue reading “Billie Eilish takes top honor at Apple’s 1st Music Awards”

Apple, 100cameras teach students photography

3+ Chicago is a city with many stories. The Great Fire of 1871. The Pullman Strike of 1894, led by railroad workers that ultimately resulted in the establishment of Labor Day. The 1905 development of the 42-acre Sears, Roebuck and Company campus in North Lawndale on the west side of Chicago, bringing thousands of jobs … Continue reading “Apple, 100cameras teach students photography”

Apple tackles grief, love and hope in new holiday spot

1+ My father passed away in 2004. My mother, very much in love with my dad, passed away 18 months later. Her cause of death was Dementia, but the truth is after 40 years of marriage, she died of a broken heart. So, this new poignant TVC from Apple and agency TBWA\Media\Arts Lab hit me … Continue reading “Apple tackles grief, love and hope in new holiday spot”

Apple’s breathtaking ooh campaign for Airpods

3+ The headline sums it up all up for the new Apple Airpods Campaign from agency TBWA Media Arts Lab. On November 1, the agency placed enormous images of dancers on buildings and billboards around the world. It’s impossible to not stop and gawk. Apparently, the images first appeared in cities such as Paris, London, … Continue reading “Apple’s breathtaking ooh campaign for Airpods”

Here’s what you need to know about Apple TV+

1+ Ladies and gentlemen, in this streaming corner is Netflix. And in the corner just adjacent is Hulu! And in the far corner is Amazon. And now, ladies and gentlemen, we present the newest entry into the streaming Battle Royale – Apple TV+ Today, the streaming competition got just a little bit more interesting as … Continue reading “Here’s what you need to know about Apple TV+”

M&C Saatchi LA showcase Vizio’s integration w/Apple

1+ Vizio is among the first companies to offer both Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit capabilities on its SmartCast TVs. The integration enables the brand’s customers to stream, control, and share their favorite content directly from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to their SmartCast TV, while the HomeKit integration allows for seamless smart home control. … Continue reading “M&C Saatchi LA showcase Vizio’s integration w/Apple”

Brace yourself for Apple Law

2+ “the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with a brand I’ve admired my whole life was too good to ignore.” That’s part of an email that went out to Publicis Groupe from CCO and president of communications, Nick Law, who confirmed that he is leaving the network for a new position at Apple. … Continue reading “Brace yourself for Apple Law”

Apple reveals new streaming service

3+ Winfrey, Spielberg, Aniston, Witherspoon, Spencer, Abrams, Momoa, Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu are all coming – to Apple TV+. Yesterday, the Cupertino giant revealed the name of their new subscription service which will become the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries, coming this fall. Apple TV+ … Continue reading “Apple reveals new streaming service”

Watch Christina Applegate bicker with rude M&M’s

4+ M&M’s is back in the big game. Last year it was Danny Devito. This time they have pulled in Emmy award-winning actress, Christina Applegate – of Anchorman and Married With Children fame — for one of the brand’s mad funny spots Created by AOR, BBDO NY, the brand is using a 30-second big game … Continue reading “Watch Christina Applegate bicker with rude M&M’s”

Christina Applegate gets locked out in M&Ms teaser

3+ “Unlock the door, please.” LOL M&M’S is back in the big game and this time they have pulled in Emmy award-winning actress, Christina Applegate for one of the brand’s mad funny spots. To offer fans a glimpse of what’s to come, BBDO New York has released an online 15-second video sets the scene for … Continue reading “Christina Applegate gets locked out in M&Ms teaser”

Fay Ferguson, Urban Grind, The Avengers, Apple

6+ CAF honors Burrell’s Fay Ferguson Burrell Communications tweeted that The Chicago Advertising Federation (CAF) named agency Co-CEO, Fay Ferguson, as the 2017 Silver Medal Award winner. Ferguson is the 22nd professional to receive the prestigious award. Nominated for her outstanding service in the advertising industry both locally and abroad, Fay is among an elite … Continue reading “Fay Ferguson, Urban Grind, The Avengers, Apple”

New Will Smith film ditches Georgia over voting laws

1+ More economic fallout continues from the controversial new Georgia voting restrictions. Director Antoine Fuqua and megastar Will Smith have pulled their production of Emancipation out of the state. This follows Major League Baseball’s decision to do the same with the 2021 All-Star Game. Last month, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the controversial 98-page omnibus … Continue reading “New Will Smith film ditches Georgia over voting laws”