Directing duo Mad Ruffian joins Tool North America

Tool North America has announced the addition of Mad Ruffian, a directing duo comprising of Christopher Watson-Wood and Amanda Jones, to its content roster. The duo is known for their highly visual storytelling, in-house VFX, clever transitions, and tongue-in-cheek attitude. They have directed spots for Reese’s, Jack Daniels, Tesco, Panda Express, and Fujifilm. Most notably, … Continue reading “Directing duo Mad Ruffian joins Tool North America”

American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors

Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will welcome the global industry with participants coming from 78 countries and 42 U.S. states – more countries than any AFM in the last decade.  To date, a record 562 Exhibitors are registered for AFM 2020 Online from 48 countries with the largest … Continue reading “American Film Market kicks off with 562 exhibitors”

San Diego Safari Park celebrates 50 years

When you visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, every visit is different. And at any moment, you can experience something incredible—life-changing, even. These moments that can truly change a person’s perspective on the world are at the heart of the latest campaign by David&Goliath (D&G). Created for San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), an … Continue reading “San Diego Safari Park celebrates 50 years”

Battery delivers buttery campaign for Land O’Lakes

Buttery baked goods are hard enough to resist as it is. But if you ever needed a reason for that extra bit of butter or slice of cheese, supporting independent farmers gives you permission to indulge. This fresh campaign reminds consumers that when you buy Land O’ Lakes products, you are directly benefitting over 1,000 dairy … Continue reading “Battery delivers buttery campaign for Land O’Lakes”

Logan Industry launches production company

The producers behind 2020’s award-winning documentary feature ​The Donut King,​ directed by Alice Gu, have launched Logan Industry, a full-service commercial and film/TV production company. Following the success of the documentary, their next feature project is the scripted biopic version of ​The Donut King,​ to be produced with Scott Free, with Ridley Scott serving as EP. The … Continue reading “Logan Industry launches production company”

Timber has a busy summer with Burnett, Mazda

Even with an ongoing pandemic, the visual effects & design team at Timber had a busy summer collaborating with Leo Burnett. Detroit and Garage Team Mazda. The effects house worked closely with agency creatives at Burnett on a recent Buick commercial, featuring Amazon’s Alexa. Unveiling the first-ever Buick Encore GX SUV with available Alexa built-in, … Continue reading “Timber has a busy summer with Burnett, Mazda”

Cut+Run’s Peterson edits short on Warriors’ Thompson

No one knows when Golden State Warrior’s Klay Thompson will step on the court again. Thompson tore his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 13 and underwent surgery on July 2. Above the Waves is a short film for Kaiser Permanente that documents the All-Star on his mental and physical road … Continue reading “Cut+Run’s Peterson edits short on Warriors’ Thompson”

Verizon creates 5G dome experience at Super Bowl

Ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl , Verizon and Momentum have teamed with Tool and  eightvfx on a spectacular 5G dome experience at the Big Game Live activation space in Miami. The experience is complete with an immersive AR experience, volumetric football players and 5G features of the future, showing how Verizon’s 5G NFL stadiums are revolutionizing … Continue reading “Verizon creates 5G dome experience at Super Bowl”

Spot Welders’ Bull edits ambitious Pandora campaign

Listen to this – popular music streaming app, Pandora, today announced that its redesigned mobile experience is now available for all listeners after initially rolling out to select users in October. The new features are designed to enhance discovery and give listeners exposure to Pandora’s vast library of on-demand music and podcasts, personalized content recommendations, … Continue reading “Spot Welders’ Bull edits ambitious Pandora campaign”

Spot Welders, Shipping+Handling get their Hustle

Editorial house Spot Welders and post-production studio SHIPPING + HANDLING have appointed Hustle as its West Coast and Texas sales reps. Hustle, founded by Anya Zander and Jake Neske, whose West Coast live-action and post-production division is led by partner Mike Lobikis, is a leading bi-coastal based talent agency repping world class talent in live … Continue reading “Spot Welders, Shipping+Handling get their Hustle”

Allstate, Williams shine spotlight on domestic abuse

Domestic violence affects one in four women in America, and even though financial abuse is present in 99% of domestic violence situations, it’s seldom discussed and commonly misunderstood. The fact that nearly 50% of Americans are unaware that financial abuse is a form of domestic violence is staggering. Combine that with nearly one-third find the … Continue reading “Allstate, Williams shine spotlight on domestic abuse”

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”

DDB, State Farm kick off spot with Aaron Rodgers

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s not fall. Yet. But when football kicks off how can you not start thinking about either heading out to your favorite bar or sitting on your couch, cracking open a cold one and watching The Bears? Then again, if the Bears play like last season you might want to consider … Continue reading “DDB, State Farm kick off spot with Aaron Rodgers”

See the Emmy noms for Outstanding Commercial

While most of the Emmy Awards broadcast audience will be on the edge of their seats watching House of Cards duke it out with The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, there will be another audience – advertisers and their agencies – who will be watching, with baited breath, to see who will win the Emmy for outstanding commercial.

Alliance of film schools combat climate change

The Green Film School Alliance adds sixteen new schools to its ranks, more than doubling its membership to twenty-seven sustainability-minded schools. The GFSA’s membership now hails from seven US states and four countries across three continents. These committed schools join the effort to lessen the environmental impacts of film production practices. By expanding the alliance’s … Continue reading “Alliance of film schools combat climate change”

Havas’ TRIPTK expands to UK

TRIPTK, Havas’ New York-based brand transformation consultancy, is expanding into the UK – launching a new London office within Havas’ flagship King’s Cross (HKX) Village. TRIPTK London, which launches with clients including Diageo, WeTransfer and Rothy’s, will be led by Siobhan Stoves – who joins as Managing Partner after nearly a decade at WPP’s Design … Continue reading “Havas’ TRIPTK expands to UK”

DDB names Alex Lubar Global President & COO

DDB Worldwide has named Alex Lubar Global President & Chief Operating Officer. This appointment is a strategic move to further strengthen DDB’s global leadership team under Global CEO, Marty O’Halloran. Lubar joins DDB Worldwide with extensive global leadership credentials. Currently President, McCann North America, Lubar joined McCann in 2012 and held several regional leadership roles during the … Continue reading “DDB names Alex Lubar Global President & COO”

El Pollo Loco is officially Abuela Approved

Most restaurants have a Head Chef. But Costa Mesa-based El Pollo Loco has flipped the script on that concept. The Mexican QSR now has a Head ‘Abuela’, that’s Spanish for Grandmother, calling the shots in a new TikTok campaign and it’s our Reel Ad of the Week. The nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, launched … Continue reading “El Pollo Loco is officially Abuela Approved”

Menno Kluin named CCO for Ogilvy

Ogilvy today announced that Menno Kluin has been named chief creative officer for Ogilvy New York. Menno built his career in New York, becoming one of the city’s most accomplished and awarded creative leaders. Menno joins Ogilvy from Dentsu Creative where he served as US chief creative officer.  His track record of creative excellence was … Continue reading “Menno Kluin named CCO for Ogilvy”