GIPHY Gets Us Good

Are you up on GIPHY, the free app that allows you to create GIFs from anything? Okay, okay, you love GIPHY too. I understand. You work in advertising, and it’s your job to explore the depths of what is possible with all advances in communications technology. A GIF IS WORTH 1000 FEELS The talkshow meets […]

Meet Tom Gore and Drink Tom Gore’s Wine

Tom Gore is a second-generation grape farmer from Sonoma Count. Like so many enterprising CEOs before him, Tom Gore is also the star of his namesake vineyard’s new ad campaign. The ads are from San Francisco agency MUH-TAY-ZIK HOF-FER and director Eli Green of A Common Thread. Green shot the commercials in the actual working […]

Flow On In To The Gap

There is something pleasantly hypnotic about these new “holiday season” spots from The Gap. Agency: Untitled Worldwide Creative Director: Kevin Li Creative Director: Piper Hickman Producer: Joyce Lee Head of Integrated Production: Cheri Anderson Group Account Director: Meredith Frisco Production Company: AllDayEveryDay Director: Matt Baron Head of Production: Nicole Westermann Executive Producer: Arrow Kruse Executive […]

Mike Diva Makes The Impossible Possible: The Donald Can Dance!

Art Net News calls it, “a hypnotically-brilliant video.” The New Republic says, “It makes the end of the world seem as sweet as bubble gum.” All high praise for North Hollywood-based Mike Diva, the director behind one of the best political ads of the season, hands down. If Trump’s team knew what they were doing, […]

Eat Like A Shark. #JAWSomeJerky

Discovery Channel’s annual programming event, Shark Week, begins Sunday July 5th. Oberto All Natural Beef Jerky is ready. To prepare for the big fish, Oberto’s CEO Tom Hernquist and marketing director Mike Ginal flew from their headquarters in Kent, Washington to South Africa, where they had the chance to live test a new product idea […]

The Results Are In. Video Wins Again.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: I work with Funnelbox, writing scripts for their clients and helping them convey their own brand messages. With two-thirds of firms planning to increase spending on video marketing this year, it’s imperative to get in the game with content that compels viewers to watch, and act upon the information presented. You need a […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Dare Digital for Destination B.C.

British Columbia is off the hook. Few places in the world can rival its beauty. But how does that all translate in a tourism spot? Can you get the grandeur on film? Director Sean Thonson gave it a go in this new spot for Destination British Columbia. Shot through Dare Digital in Vancouver, “The Wild Within” features […]