Spotlight On NW Creative: Ducks Reveal Their New “Deep In The Woods” Basketball Court

University of Oregon will open its new Matthew Knight Arena in time for Pac 10 conference play next January. Last week the Ducks unveiled the arena’s basketball court–Kilkenny Court–that’s more artistic than a typical hardwood court. “We wanted to design the most iconic television presence possible for the University of Oregon by conjuring up a […]

Jenga Product Placement In New ESPN Ad

WONGDOODY is launching a series of ads for ESPN to promote College GameDay. The campaign includes a total of 11 new spots that will roll out between now and December 4. The spots will air on the ESPN networks. Share

The Ducks Are Quacking A Little Louder These Days

In advance of tomorrow’s big game against ninth-ranked Stanford, Register-Guard columnist George Schroeder says the popularity of Oregon Ducks football isn’t all about what happens on the field of play, although that’s a big part of it. Oregon’s transition into a power goes back to Rich Brooks’ long, hard slog toward respectability. The Independence Bowl […]

Golf Gets Into The Swing Of Things

Michelle Wie brings a refreshing, youthful energy to the world of golf. Kia wants to bring that same kind of energy to the automotive world. So, they hired Wie as a sponsor. The music in this spot is “Pro Nails,” from Kid Sister. Kia agency David&Goliath enlisted Anonymous Content director Mark Romanek and Spotwelders editor […]

Fans And Their Teams Are Woven Together, But Laces Sometimes Come Undone

Lewis Lazare of Chicago Sun Times says a new Bears ad campaign from Two by Four tries to suggest the close connection between the team and the city it calls home. At the opposite end of the spectrum is a bitch slap of a story from John Canzano of The Oregonian, regarding the city of […]

Cowboys Franchise Offers Fans The Experiences They’re Looking For, Gets Filthy Rich In The Process

We tend to think of NFL football teams, not as brands, rather as teams. Which is the way it should be; nevertheless NFL teams are big business, partly because each NFL team is a strong brand. Yet these strong brands are not immune from recessionary pressures. According to Forbes, NFL team values fell two percent […]

NFL Legend John Randle Stars In Spots For Vikings Scratch Game

On behalf of Minnesota State Lottery, Minneapolis agency OLSON recently employed the comedic talents of Twist Director Grady Cooper. Cooper calls the spots, “Stupid comedy for smart people.” Which might be funnier than the spots themselves. Share

It’s Almost Time For Football. R You In?

Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZDG) is breaking new work for the Washington Redskins. The campaign stars new additions Quarterback Donovan McNabb, General Manager Bruce Allen and Head Coach Mike Shanahan, along with fan favorites London Fletcher, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss and Brian Orakpo Redskins – “R You In?’ from HZDG on Vimeo. This new integrated […]

Cleveland’s Sports News Becomes Front Page Ad

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Ron Huey Sells His Agency, Joins Buyer In Sports & Entertainment Arena

Ron Huey, wrote this morning to say huey+partners has joined forces with CSE-a leading sports and entertainment agency. I asked Huey how the deal come about, and if it might be yet another sign that the old ad agency model is lacking in several key ways. “Unlike many, I don’t believe the “ad agency is […]