Directing duo Trent and Marlena join Gravy Films

Gravy Films today announced the addition of directorial duo Trent and Marlena to its commercial roster. With combined backgrounds in creative advertising and visual arts, Trent and Marlena infuse emotional realism, unexpected charm and a keen cinematic perspective to each of their projects. Gravy Films is a Los Angeles-based commercial production company that represents a … Continue reading “Directing duo Trent and Marlena join Gravy Films”

Director Stephan Wever joins Alldayeveryday family of creators

Alldayeveryday has announced that talented Director Stephan Wever will join its collective of leading creators in advertising and entertainment. Stephan’s global projects span many genres and include long and short-form branded content, and television series. Noted collaborations include a documentary about the first true winter North Pole expedition, a VR experience for LVMH alongside Nicolas Winding Refn, the … Continue reading “Director Stephan Wever joins Alldayeveryday family of creators”

Award-winning agency vets drive launch of hybrid company Rideview

Driven by a lifelong passion for cars and a desire to steer automotive content in thrilling new directions, award-winning agency standouts Yates Holley and John Kim have announced the launch of Los Angeles-based hybrid company, Rideview. Fueled by a mission to become a one-stop-shop for automotive art direction and visualization, Rideview offers services including visual effects, … Continue reading “Award-winning agency vets drive launch of hybrid company Rideview”

DDB North America introduces new growth team

DDB North America today announced a new growth team to oversee new business across the region. Elaine Purcell joins the North America leadership team as Chief Growth Officer and Adrienne Marcino joins as Business Development & Growth Director. The partnership will handle net new business and organic growth strategy across DDB’s North America Offices in the US and Canada. Says DDB North … Continue reading “DDB North America introduces new growth team”

AMV BBDO Wins The One Show 2021 Best of Show

AMV BBDO London capped off a hugely successful year at The One Show 2021, winning Best of Show, six Best of Discipline awards, and being named the show’s Agency of the Year. The UK shop won all of its 12 Gold Pencils this year on behalf of client Essity Bodyform/Libresse, with Best of Show going to “#wombpainstories”, which won Gold in Integrated, … Continue reading “AMV BBDO Wins The One Show 2021 Best of Show”

Editor Carlos Crooks joins STITCH editorial roster

Carlos Crooks, whose passion for editing is perhaps only surpassed by his enthusiasm for the industry and his desire to help boost opportunities and mentorship for fellow BIPOC talents, has joined the editorial roster at STITCH. His signing was announced jointly by Dan Swietlik, Owner and Editor of STITCH, and Mila Davis, Managing Director and … Continue reading “Editor Carlos Crooks joins STITCH editorial roster”

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”

Rashida Jones, Naomie Harris in new Expedia work

Building on its 25 years as one of the world’s leading full-service travel companies, today, Expedia announced a ew direction as the world prepares for the return of travel demand. Launching a new global positioning grounded in the understanding that who you travel with matters, marks the beginning of Expedia’s journey in becoming the ultimate travel companion, … Continue reading “Rashida Jones, Naomie Harris in new Expedia work”

Hush promotes Kristen DiCamillo to partner

Following the additions of Michael Burkin as Director of Growth and Karl Stewart as Talent and People Manager, experience design firm HUSH marks an exciting milestone with the promotion of Executive Producer Kristen DiCamillo to Partner — joining Founding Partners David Schwarz and Erik Karasyk. As the first new partner since the launch of the company nearly fifteen years ago, DiCamillo … Continue reading “Hush promotes Kristen DiCamillo to partner”

Ice-T, Stone Cold Steve Austin take Tide cold calls

Saatchi & Saatchi NY’s latest campaign for Tide sees the launch of the Tide Cold Callers. The brand is promoting its Tide Cold Water product and asking consumers to turn to cold (water) because of the environmental benefits. As part of this campaign Tide is turning their signature bullseye logo blue across social. The spots … Continue reading “Ice-T, Stone Cold Steve Austin take Tide cold calls”

Spider-Man:Homecoming VFX Sup joins Alkemy X

Award-winning VFX Supervisor Jep Hill has joined global media company Alkemy X. With over 25 years of visual effects experience, Hill brings a superior creative and technical skill set gleaned from a career at the forefront of emerging visual effects technologies. Having worked with some of the industry’s most respected firms including a recent stint … Continue reading “Spider-Man:Homecoming VFX Sup joins Alkemy X”

Reel Women: Les Producers’ Rikke Katborg

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2021 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” After a 25 year career producing … Continue reading “Reel Women: Les Producers’ Rikke Katborg”

Art Director Luis Roca leaves Mill Chicago for Hue&Cry

The award-winning Richmond animation and design studio Hue&Cry today has announced the hiring of Trish Janovic as Senior Designer and Luis Roca as Art Director.  Both creative talents have amassed a diverse skill set and bring an impeccable eye for design to Hue&Cry’s growing design and animation team. Janovic joins Hue&Cry from Facebook, where she … Continue reading “Art Director Luis Roca leaves Mill Chicago for Hue&Cry”

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”

Toyota unveils powerful Super Bowl LV spot

While many automakers have chosen to sit out this year’s Super Bowl , we have heard that JEEP, General Motors and now Toyota will participate in the Big Game. Toyota comes with an emotional 60-second ad that shares an uplifting message of hope and strength. Fuelled by the power of a family’s love, ‘Upstream’ features … Continue reading “Toyota unveils powerful Super Bowl LV spot”

Tide gets a little dirty with Jason Alexander

Tide, the official laundry detergent of the NFL, is back with another Super Bowl ad – this time with the help of legendary comedian and actor, Jason Alexander. This year’s :60-second spot, at a cost of $11 million, will challenge people to think about all the situations they subject their clothes to on a daily … Continue reading “Tide gets a little dirty with Jason Alexander”

Revolver signs four new international directors

Revolver, an Amsterdam based production house, has expanded their roster of artists with the addition of four new director signings.  The signed directors – Marko Roth, Joppe Rog, Malin Ingrid and Ian Derry, join the roster with an impressive repertoire  of work behind them in both the commercial and independent film arenas.  The announcement coincides … Continue reading “Revolver signs four new international directors”

22Squared hires EP Zamile Vilakazi, promotes others

As part of its agency-wide expansion, 22Squared, an independent creative & media company that counts national brands like Baskin-Robbins, NAACP Atlanta Chapter, the Ad Council, Advent Health and Publix Super Markets as clients, welcomes production powerhouse Zamile Vilakazi as its head of production. The company has also promoted Janis Middleton to SVP, executive director of Multicultural & Inclusion … Continue reading “22Squared hires EP Zamile Vilakazi, promotes others”

Avocados and Coconuts signs Director Matthew Palmer

Creative production company Avocados and Coconuts has signed director Matthew Palmer. Known for his stylized and cinematic documentary style, Palmer has helmed campaigns for Allbirds, GE, Accenture, Keurig, and Le Creuset, and music videos for such artists as Sam Fischer, Y.S.A.. and Night Hikes. His documentaries and short films have earned him recognition in the … Continue reading “Avocados and Coconuts signs Director Matthew Palmer”

Toyota’s “Sienna Life” celebrates spontaneity

The adventurous life awaits! “The Sienna Life” campaign, kicking off today, welcomes a refined and versatile minivan featuring bold design, available all-wheel drive, and enhanced fuel efficiency: the all-hybrid and all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna. The fully integrated campaign was developed against Toyota’s long-standing Total Toyota (T2) marketing model, fully considering the transcultural mainstream audiences across … Continue reading “Toyota’s “Sienna Life” celebrates spontaneity”