Stephen Hillenburg, creator of ‘Spongebob,’ passes away

This has been a tough year for losing creative geniuses. “The Wrap” is reporting that Spongebob Squarepants creator, Stephen Hillenburg, died yesterday after a battle with ALS. “We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” Nickelodeon said in a statement to “The Wrap” on Tuesday. … Continue reading “Stephen Hillenburg, creator of ‘Spongebob,’ passes away”

New campaign thinks outside of the (storage) box

Manhattan Mini Storage celebrates 40 years with new campaign from Concept Farm New York-based agency Concept Farm has launched a new campaign for Manhattan Mini Storage, New York’s self-storage company. The new tagline, “Mini storage. Maximum you” asks New Yorkers to celebrate life in the big city, along with the iconic company’s 40th anniversary. It … Continue reading “New campaign thinks outside of the (storage) box”

Rogen & Keaton to star in ‘King of the Jungle’

This is what happens when you get Batman and the Green Hornet together. Seth Rogen (This is the End, The Disaster Artist) and Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) will star in King of the Jungle, a comedy to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I … Continue reading “Rogen & Keaton to star in ‘King of the Jungle’”

SiriusXM to pay $3.5 billion to acquire Pandora

Deal will create the world’s largest audio entertainment company The home of Howard Stern, Trevor Noah, Billy Idol, Jenny McCarthy and the NFL will now become the new home for groundbreaking streaming music service Pandora. All for $3.5 billion dollars. SiriusXM currently has 36 million subscribers in North America. It was formed with the merger … Continue reading “SiriusXM to pay $3.5 billion to acquire Pandora”

adidas & Billie Jean King partner to keep girls in sport

“Here To Create Change” adidas partners with Billie Jean King to help keep girls in sport   adidas – a global leader in sport performance – announces its commitment to changing the future for NYC’s young female athletes. Unveiling research that shows that less than 1 in 3 girls continue to play sport after school, … Continue reading “adidas & Billie Jean King partner to keep girls in sport”

72andSunny and eBay get real with paid shopping memberships

Monday, eBay unveiled its big summer discounts on thousands of new items – with no membership required. Consumers looking for great deals can shop the things they love at amazing prices on eBay.com/deals. The deals will be refreshed throughout the day, and include top brands like Apple, Samsung, adidas, Dyson, KitchenAid, and hundreds more with … Continue reading “72andSunny and eBay get real with paid shopping memberships”

TBWA\Worldwide honored with 2 Grand Prix at Cannes

21 agencies across the collective won Lions, with TBWA\Africa and TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, TBWA\Paris, TBWA\RAAD, TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno winning Gold. TBWA\Worldwide has reported that the global network delivered one of its best performances in years at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, winning Gold or higher in 10 distinct categories and bringing home a total of … Continue reading “TBWA\Worldwide honored with 2 Grand Prix at Cannes”

Omnicom wins “Holding Company of Year” at Cannes

137 agencies from approximately 34 countries won nearly 300 Lions across more than 25 communications disciplines. At the 65th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Omnicom agencies were recognized for their excellence in terms of the quality, creativity and effectiveness of their work. Omnicom was named “Holding Company of the Year” based on the … Continue reading “Omnicom wins “Holding Company of Year” at Cannes”

Leo Burnett unveils 2018 Cannes Lions predictions

Top 20 Cannes contenders demonstrate groundbreaking creativity in a year of great change Last week, Leo Burnett Worldwide published its 31st annual Cannes Predictions, forecasting the top 20 contenders ahead of the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the industry’s most prestigious global awards show. The festival will be held in Cannes, France, which … Continue reading “Leo Burnett unveils 2018 Cannes Lions predictions”

Spike Jonze, Tide win best in show at AICP Awards

BBDO New York earned 10 honors and Wieden+Kennedy earned eight honors, while TBWA\Media Arts Lab had seven honors at the AICP Awards last night. McCann New York had five honors, while Saatchi & Saatchi had four. Leo Burnett had three honors, as did the in-house agency at Apple. Apple’s “Welcome Home,” directed by acclaimed director … Continue reading “Spike Jonze, Tide win best in show at AICP Awards”

Jogger brings on Diana Cheng as Head of Production

Jogger announced the addition of Diana Cheng as Head of Production for the company’s Western offices. Cheng joins the studio with over a decade of visual effects expertise producing VFX for such noted projects as Nike “Equality” Directed by Melina Matsoukas, and the AICP Show honoree Nike “Vapor Trail” directed by Mark Zibert both for … Continue reading “Jogger brings on Diana Cheng as Head of Production”

Bullitt, Bailey Lauerman, Bigger Picture, Deutsch L.A.

Bullitt has signed Drake Doremus Doremus’ latest film Zoe, starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux, premiered as the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival’s Centerpiece title. On the branded side, Doremus’ short film, The Beauty Inside, directed for Intel and Toshiba, received three Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and was honored … Continue reading “Bullitt, Bailey Lauerman, Bigger Picture, Deutsch L.A.”

Classic battle: “Empire Strikes Back” v “Infinity War”

(Editor’s Note: This is a repost from LA Screenwriter.) (Minor spoilers ahead.) I finally got the chance to see Avengers: Infinity War on Mother’s Day – it was part of my gift from my husband. Go see a movie while I watch the baby. (If you’re a parent, you get what an amazing gift that … Continue reading “Classic battle: “Empire Strikes Back” v “Infinity War””

Top winners at The One Club’s ADC 97th Annual Awards

Agencies and studios of all sizes receive honors at One Club awards   Furlined’s “Barbers” for Apple takes ADC Black Cube for Best of Show Two Best of Discipline honors for Tess Co.’s COGY Wheelchair.   (New York City — 7 May 2018) Agencies and studios large and small from 34 countries, ranging from the … Continue reading “Top winners at The One Club’s ADC 97th Annual Awards”

Saturday AM, Phenomenon, MOR, MelodyGun, Adolescent

Saturday Morning brings on new partner Saturday Morning, the fantastic initiative launched in the summer of 2016 by black creative leaders Keith Cartwright, Geoff Edwards, Jayanta Jenkins and Jimmy Smith is expanding its team with the arrival of new partner lead Deja Cox. “As we grow, we will continue to add talented and dedicated leaders … Continue reading “Saturday AM, Phenomenon, MOR, MelodyGun, Adolescent”

ThinkLA announces 2018 IDEA awards finalists

(Los Angeles — 24 April 2018) ThinkLA has announced the finalists for the 2018 IDEA Awards. For the eighth year, the association celebrates Southern California’s advertising, marketing, and media superstars and pay tribute to Los Angeles as a hotbed of creativity and brand building. Over the past few months, hundreds of submissions were received from … Continue reading “ThinkLA announces 2018 IDEA awards finalists”

Wolfgang L.A., Jimmy Kimmel & other West Coast news

TRUECar & Panda Express name Wolfgang of Los Angeles AOR Consider Venice Beach-based Wolfgang of L.A. on a roll. Since winning Halo Top in January, the agency/consultancy, formed by former David&Goliath execs, Mike Geiger, Seema Miller and Colin Jeffrey has added two more wins in the form of TRUECar and Panda Express to its client … Continue reading “Wolfgang L.A., Jimmy Kimmel & other West Coast news”

Cramer-Krasselt & Porsche cobble together a visceral spot

Well, this Reel Ad of the Week from Cramer-Krasselt made me smile. I was not aware of perhaps the coolest Italian cobbler this side of Geppetto, but Porsche USA and Cramer-Krasselt have now introduced me to the legendary artisan Ciccio Liberto. Who is Ciccio Liberto, you ask? (And why do we care?) Well, for over … Continue reading “Cramer-Krasselt & Porsche cobble together a visceral spot”

CMA Digital Studios to fund five webseries with $50k each

CMA Digital Studios (CMADS) has created a potentially life-changing opportunity for filmmakers and content creators in Illinois. The company’s 2018 Content Initiative will invest $250,000 in five Illinois-made webseries to be selected by a committee of key players from the Chicago film community over the next two weeks.   The opportunity is open to all … Continue reading “CMA Digital Studios to fund five webseries with $50k each”

Angela Johnson named President of mcgarrybowen/NYC

Former WPP exec Angela Johnson is leaving the Windy City for the Big Apple. McGarryBowen U.S. President Simon Pearce announced that Johnson has been named President of the agency’s New York office, and introduced her to the NYC staff in a meeting Friday afternoon. “Angela has a rich background in bringing impressive, record-breaking results for … Continue reading “Angela Johnson named President of mcgarrybowen/NYC”