ADC Awards: Spotify, FCB, Goodby lead noms

The One Club for Creativity announced entries from 37 countries that have been selected by its juries of top global creative leaders as finalists for the historic ADC 100th Annual Awards. All finalists will receive a Gold, Silver, Bronze Cube or Merit at this year’s ADC 100th Annual Awards, to be announced on June 9th during the online Creative Week … Continue reading “ADC Awards: Spotify, FCB, Goodby lead noms”

Where the Buffalo Roam’s hilarious new Webflow Spot

Creative production company Where the Buffalo Roam (WTBR) produced a hilarious new spot for Webflow a no-code platform for web design and development. Directed by Brian L. Perkins, “If Life Were Like Web Design” (:60) imagines what life would be like if it were web design. Whether it’s pouring a cup of coffee, making a … Continue reading “Where the Buffalo Roam’s hilarious new Webflow Spot”

Pepsi introduces first permanent flavor in 5 years

Today, Pepsi announced the nationwide rollout of Pepsi Mango, the brand’s first new permanent flavored cola in five years. Surprising? Yes. Delicious? Heck yes. The bright citrus and rich caramel notes of an ice-cold Pepsi create the perfect cola base for the ripe, juicy flavors that make mango so irresistible. Beginning Monday, March 22, Pepsi Mango … Continue reading “Pepsi introduces first permanent flavor in 5 years”

Leslie Jones double teams in Uber Eats campaign

One of the first events cancelled in the beginning of the pandemic was last year’s NCAA’s March Madness. It’s been a long year waiting, but now it’s back and Uber Eats is bringing fans ‘Double the Madness’ with BOGO deals all tournament long, and spots featuring actress and comedian Leslie Jones. The 30-second ad breaks … Continue reading “Leslie Jones double teams in Uber Eats campaign”

Watch new spot for Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon

Sunday during the Big Game, viewers got a thrilling, special look at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic new fantasy-adventure Raya and the Last Dragon. Raya and the Last Dragon takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where Raya, a lone warrior, must track down the legendary last dragon to stop an … Continue reading “Watch new spot for Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon”

PepsiCo Design wins Best of Show in Mobius Awards

A Can Has No Name,” created by PepsiCo Design & Innovation, New York City, for Mtn Dew and Game of Thrones superfans, won Best of Show/Grand Prix in the 2020 Mobius Awards competition. Three packaging entrants competed for the honor. Other noms were Pearlfisher of New York City and Shenzhen Baixinglong Creative Packaging Co. Ltd., … Continue reading “PepsiCo Design wins Best of Show in Mobius Awards”

Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Hanukkah! And we are just around the corner from Christmas and Kwanza, so it’s that time of the year to offer up the Reel 360 / Reel Chicago Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier, we’ve compiled an extensive list – and believe us … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide”

Hill’s encourages pet owners to ‘feed love’ in new work

If Hill’s social feeds are any indication, it seems like everyone in America has welcomed a new furry friend during the pandemic.  Shelters, animal rescues, breeders, pet stores — all reported more demand in 2020. And whether it’s training, negotiating or just plain love and affection, it’s easy to find yourself rewarding a good boy … Continue reading “Hill’s encourages pet owners to ‘feed love’ in new work”

What’s not to love about ginger Ashton Swinford?

“Filmmakers are like roaches – we’ll always find a way to survive.” There is something about Gingers. We either love ’em or hate ’em for those fiery locks. Sometimes, we even make fun of ’em or just run in the other direction. Is it because they stand out in a crowd? Or does it ignite … Continue reading “What’s not to love about ginger Ashton Swinford?”

Woodshop director Peter Cote delivers new work for Cracker Barrel, Dunkin’ Cereal

WoodShop Founders Executive Producer Sam Swisher and ECD/Director Trevor Shepard have welcomed Director Peter Cote to the company’s expanding roster of directorial talent. Cote joins the WoodShop team with the launch of a brand-new Cracker Barrel campaign for fall, which has received over 1.8 Million Views.  “Peter is a unicorn; he has a robust skill … Continue reading “Woodshop director Peter Cote delivers new work for Cracker Barrel, Dunkin’ Cereal”

Lions launch ‘Classic’ in partnership w/ Facebook

Cannes Lions Live has launched Classic, a curated collection of the very best Lion-winning work, spanning from the dawn of the Festival in 1954 all the way through to 2000. Classic is available to access on Lions learning and intelligence platform, The Work. The new digital experience launched on Monday, June 22. The film provides a … Continue reading “Lions launch ‘Classic’ in partnership w/ Facebook”

Former FCB North American partner Halper opens Sauce

For over two decades Ari Halper has worked at some of the world’s most awarded creative agencies and had rightfully earned the industry’s top recognition. His work has captured the world’s attention and share of wallet for clients like Burger King, Canon, E*TRADE and States United to Prevent Gun Violence. The lauded and respected creative … Continue reading “Former FCB North American partner Halper opens Sauce”

Titus Makin, making it on ‘The Rookie’ and more

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Titus Makin, is making … Continue reading “Titus Makin, making it on ‘The Rookie’ and more”

Director Ash Bolland joins Bullitt

Ash Bolland is an experienced and passionate filmmaker who delves into the heart of idea to deliver original work that is both emotive and intricately crafted. His ability to honestly connect story and brand results in projects that deeply resonate with viewers. “Ash has a directing voice that comes from thinking expansively, imprinting projects with … Continue reading “Director Ash Bolland joins Bullitt”

Review: ‘High Strung Free Dance’ offers sugary gloss

Kids, do you remember when it was okay to eat a big heapin’ bowl of Sugar Frosted Flakes? Yeah, it had Sugar in front of the name before all of the pesky parents’ groups got in the way. Yep, those were the carefree days of getting sugar. Former Young and The Restless star turned screenwriter … Continue reading “Review: ‘High Strung Free Dance’ offers sugary gloss”

NFL’s Beckham Jr. rehydrates with Pedialyte

Gator-who? Power-what? The Reel 360 team did not know this. Apparently for the last 50 years, Pedialyte, from Abbott Park, IL-based Abbott, has served as the go-to rehydration solution for athletes. A huge Pedialyte fan, Cleveland Browns wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. has teamed up with the over-the-counter brand to tell the story of its … Continue reading “NFL’s Beckham Jr. rehydrates with Pedialyte”

The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller

“The work I have always been most proud of, is that which supports, promotes and improves the human condition.” North Carolina-based Kevin Miles has worked as a writer and creative director for, and with, some of the top ad agencies in the world, both on staff and as a freelancer. They include multicultural shops such … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller”

TGI Fridays new menu invites guests to forget resolutions

TGI Fridays has unveiled tasty new TV and digital ads with the theme “TGIF*IT to making resolutions.” The spots are designed to support the numerous New Year’s resolutions made by well-intentioned Americans but quickly forgotten. According to statistics, more than 90% of people give up on their promises by mid-month. “The new ads are exciting, … Continue reading “TGI Fridays new menu invites guests to forget resolutions”

Marvel drops ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer

Aw yeah! After premiering last month at CCXP in Brazil and causing all kinds of chatter, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have finally released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. And kids it is SPECTACULAR. There is lots to get excited about here. We quickly learn that Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and Peter … Continue reading “Marvel drops ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer”