Evan Williams Wants To Spread The Word

Evan Williams is the second-best selling Bourbon in the U.S. It is produced by Bardstown, KY-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, and made under the careful supervision of Heaven Hill’s father and son Master Distillers, Parker and Craig Beam, who represent the sixth and seventh generations, respectively, of the most famous family in American Whiskey. Yet, the […]

We Have Enough Dings On Enough Devices. Do We Need To Hear Them During A Commercial Too?

I think Hill Holliday is one of the top ad agencies in the U.S. today. But they missed the boat with their “Cursor” campaign for John Hancock. It may be true that important financial conversations don’t always take place face-to-face, but how is that a good thing? The only thing the commercials in this campaign […]

When It Comes To Muscle Cars, U.S.A. Doesn’t Tie

Just the other day I mentioned how Wieden + Kennedy is milking the made in America theme for all it’s worth. Here’s yet another commercial in this growing exhibit: The voice over is by Dexter’s Michael C. Hall. The spot is directed by Steve Rogers of Biscuit Filmworks USA.

Work Hard, Laugh Hard

I don’t know where Bill Green of Make The Logo Bigger finds the advertising he finds, but I do enjoy the results of his research. Check out these spots from Duluth Trading Co…

Geschmack Ist King

I don’t speak nor understand German, but that’s okay. I love these Burger King commercials nevertheless. According to Burger Business, BK’s “Geschmack ist king” campaign in Germany is much more “ambitious, cerebral and–literally–dark” than the work created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky for the U.S. market. Burger Business adds, “Nietzsche wrote, ‘And if thou gaze […]

VW Canada Promotes Petrol-Fueled Wanderlust

VW Canada’s new spots from PALM + HAVAS/Montreal and Red Urban/Toronto drive viewers to VWSundayDrive.ca–a microsite that asks rhetorical questions of the visitor. Like, “Anyone for a Sunday drive?” And, “What happened to throwing darts at maps?” One answer is the $3-to-$5 gallon of gas happened.

It’s 6:30, Time To Dash

With the introduction of the Sony Dash, a bedside internet device, you can wake up to apps like Facebook, Pandora, live traffic, weather, etc. “The new Sony Dash has the unique ability to offer a whole new wake up experience for its users. In this spot we have the sun stop by to lend his […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Long Live Beervana (Wherever It Is)

Christina Williams, a journalist working in Portland, wonders where the mythical but very real Beervana is on the map. Is it in Oregon or Washington? Clearly, Bridgeport’s answer, with the help of Portland agency R/West, is “both.” Beervana is in Oregon and Washington. Personally, I can’t argue with that assessment. R/West is also making the […]