“I was seduced.” -Doug Nichol “Sunshine” is not your typical “making of” video. Rather, it’s a dark look at globalization and our role in feeding the machine, from director Doug Nichol. In this short film, which is making the film festival rounds this year, Nichol illustrates what that the phrase “Sunshine” means in China. The […]
Editor’s Note: Keeping up with technological innovations is part of our job as creatives, so I appreciate this briefing on 3D from director James Stewart, and hope you do as well. 3D already dominates the world of cinema. Since 2010, 3D has driven box office sales, and statistics indicate that 45-80% of audiences choose 3D […]
Public service advertising has been around for a long time. But there’s a new kind of public service advertising today, which should not be confused with the pro-bono work agencies do for charities. No, this new service work is done by brands to directly benefit a community. It might be Tide helping people do laundry […]
Making Super Bowl commercials is an annual activity at Weiden + Kennedy, but there’s another Portlander with a Super Bowl commercial this year, and he’s not even out of school yet. According to The Oregonian, Lewis & Clark College student Remy Neymarc, 21, won a competition to make the Super Bowl spot via Poptent, a […]
When you are Runza, a Nebraska-based restaurant chain with a cult following and no intention to compete in hundreds of markets across the country, nor to extend your hours into breakfast or late-night like the national chains, you may as well poke fun at the competition and talk about how you’re different. With the help […]
SapientNitro and Biscuit Filmworks debut new TV for Foot Locker, as part of the retailer’s Back-to-School push. The spots were directed by Aaron Ruell, best known for his role as Kip Dynamite in Napoleon Dynamite.
Nestlé USA’s Butterfinger has tapped actor Rob Lowe to direct a 25-minute horror parody, and is now recruiting fans to contribute to the project, according to Marketing Daily. Lowe, who previously directed a movie for Showtime, told “Access Hollywood” that he views the project as a chance to make something “funny and sort of subversive” […]
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Friday in Southern California’s vacation playground. California Tourism’s ad agency, Mering Carson, anticipated the royals arrival, by airing the following spot on July 1 in the US, as well as in Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand. The commercial, “Royal Visit,” was produced by Beef Films. The Beef […]
Saucony is asking you to “Find Your Strong” in a new campaign from Newburyport, Massachusetts-based Mechanica. The :60 TV spot–the brand’s first–debuts tonight on ESPN, and it will continue airing on CBS College, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, NBC Sports and Versus over the next five weeks. Chris Lindner, chief marketing officer for Saucony, said, “Our […]
In an effort to inspire a new generation of sneaker wearers, the 100-year-old US footwear brand – Keds – recently launched their “How Do You Do” campaign. As part of the new campaign, The Wade Brothers were asked to shot a huge range of still images as well as motion “bios” of local artists.