Convention and Visitors Bureau advertising tends to be a dry affair, but that’s not the case in Fayetteville, NC–the community adjacent to Fort Bragg. Agency: The Republik, Durham [via Ad Age]
Few industries need positive thinking as much as the auto makers of the world, so I can see why this spot got approved and produced. Agency: DDB, London Director: Noam Murro of Biscuit Filmworks
Making gin is something chemists do. It’s complicated, like life itself. This alchemical twist is brought to life in a new W+K Amsterdam spot for Diageo’s gin brand, Tanqueray. David Kiefaber of Brand Freak doesn’t care for the urbane sophistication portrayed in the ad. He says it has a “smarmy, young Hugh Hefner vibe to […]
Levi’s is one of the most iconic brands in American history and in America today. Given that kind of solid bedrock to work with, a campaign that celebrates the Americaness of the brand seems like it might be a good fit. Portland’s Wieden + Kennedy, which picked up the $80 mil. piece of business six […]
I often like Taco Bell’s advertising. But this latest spot from DraftFCB/Orange County doesn’t do it for me. Normally, I’d merely recognize that fact and pass on posting the commercial. I’m posting this one for one because I want to point out how lame the concept of a “breakation” is. Instead of forgoing a pay […]
Ads for the Church of Scientology are airing now on the Food Network and three dozen other cable channels, according to Brand Freak. For a church with high profile connections to image makers in Hollyweird, it’s not surprising to see a commercial like this, one that could easily be refitted to sell shoes, insurance or […]
BBDO Minneapolis and Laika–the Portland animation studio that produced the film Coraline–teamed up to make something special for Hormel’s canned pork product. It doesn’t make me want to eat a Spam Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, but the advertising is not bad. [via BrandFreak]
This is spec creative from Sharpe Blackmore/Toronto that the client–Steam Whistle Brewing–bought with beer and is now paying to run on CBC. Most spec creative stories get no where near a happy ending like this, so my hat’s off to all involved.