Achieve Amazing Things Without Flying Too High

What happens when creative professionals rise too far up the agency ranks too fast? Word is they may lose touch with their craft. Veteran copywriter Ernie Schenck weighs in on the view from the top of the pyramid: …far above the creative tree line, there’s nowhere to hide. And until that moment, there has always […]

Film At 150

As a signature event celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, this year’s National Canadian Film Day 150 will see more than 1,500 screenings in schools, theatres and public squares across the country and in consulates and embassies around the world. To help promote and drive participation in the festival on April 19, Reel Canada, the non­profit that […]

Love, Sweet Love

Hyatt is a leading hospitality brand the world over. Therefore, inclusion is a core brand value and it shows. According to Campaign, MullenLowe’s new anthem is the hotel chain’s first TV spot in a decade. The commercial makes its TV debut tonight during the 89th Academy Awards. Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day provides the soundtrack, a […]

The Richards Group Keeps 7UP In the Mix

In a play for new customers, The Uncola is mixing it up with Sir Mix-a-Lot and 2 Chainz. The Dr. Pepper-owned brand is also making a strong play to be the mixer of choice for fans of adult beverages. It’s an interesting twist to take a back seat to spirits, and one that could pay […]

What the Favre Is Going On?

Brett Favre isn’t the player he once was. Time is a wicked messenger. Has Favre become a foreign agent in order to restore his arm to its previous state of grace? People do weird things to remain vital. What’s your theory? Buffalo Wild Wings asks that you #HitTheButton and fit the advertising pieces together in […]

From Mad Man To Pitch Man

Jon Hamm is a commanding figure in front of the camera. His character “Don Draper” could sell ice to Eskimos. As an actor playing a tax prep pitchman, he’s not bad either. There’s drama in his delivery, and that’s what top tier clients pay out the large dinero for—some sizzle to help them stand out […]

People Need Money And Socks, Movie Stars Included

Direct marketing can be tough to take in one’s mailbox and/or inbox. Depending on the product and production, the “creative” can be excruciating to watch on TV. You are not day dreaming. Ashley Judd is, in fact, starring in an infomercial for socks with little grippy things on the bottom. This is the same Ashely […]

DiGiorno Pizza Is Straight Out of The Oven

When it’s the weekend and your piping hot need for fresh-baked pizza (to accompany a slate of NFL games) kicks in, rise to the occasion with DiGiorno. The new anthem and subsequent ads feature Von Miller, DJ Redfoo, Devvon Terrell, Diamond White, Madilyn Bailey, Marcus Perez, and O-Fresh. That’s how you put some star power […]