Colleges and universities really ought to have incredible advertising to support their brands. UCLA isn’t quite to incredible with this new work from Philadelphia-based 160 Over 90, but they’re pretty far ahead of the pack, regardless. According to Stuart Elliott of The New York Times, the work underscores the growing presence of universities and colleges […]
We don’t feed our Lucy Purina Pro Plan and I don’t know if dogs approve of this brand. What we can discuss here is the quality of the new ad campaign from Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide. I like ads that evoke an emotional response, and that’s easy to do when casting a dog or […]
It’s like Moby Dick, but Audi quattro is the whale and a Northwoods tow-truck driver is Captain Ahab. Filmed in sub zero temperatures in Alaska, “Ahab” was directed by Daniel Kleinman and edited by Cut + Run’s Steve Gandolfi for agency Venables Bell & Partners.
Jackson Hewitt is putting the funk in tax season. Hey, someone has to. Directed by Will Hyde of Superfad for 22squared, the spots feature Montell Jordan’s hit song “This Is How We Do It.” “In most high-speed commercials, slow motion is the concept,” says Hyde, “but with these spots, the technique is subordinate to the […]
Today is a new day in Nike history. Take a look at the trailer: And the reveal: Life’s a sport, make it count,” says Nike. If there wasn’t quite enough product in that reveal for you, watch this spot: Now we see! The Beaverton-based sportswear company wants us to wear their branded computers around our […]
Seattle’s Wexley School for Girls is defending its client Wilson in a court of law public opinion. “These rackets are destroying young lives.” Hilarious.
Copywriters labor for years hoping something good will happen. By something good, I mean the crafting of a line like “Where’s the beef?” or “Plop plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is.” Copywriters want their line to become part of the cultural vernacular because no industry award can match that level of impact. […]
Don’t wake up in a roadside ditch. Don’t have a grandson with a dog collar. Stop taking in stray animals. These news Directv spots sure have a lot of directives for us to follow. But it’s this directive the company hopes will come through loud and clear: Get rid of cable. I like this campaign […]
Goodby Silverstein & Partners is borrowing more than a little equity in this new spot for the National Basketball Association. The Bobblehead-inspired spot uses actual footage from The Turtles’ 1967 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. From an ad guy’s POV, Goodby’s new spot is sort of cool. But is it cool enough to help […]
According to Ad Age, McDonald’s will launch a campaign featuring four of its U.S. beef and produce suppliers in the new year. “We thought putting a face on the quality of the food story would be a unique way to approach this,” said U.S. Chief Marketing Officer Neil Golden. “We acknowledge that there are questions […]