Activision's Call Of Duty Black Ops "There's A Soldier In All Of Us" TV Ad

This great commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops takes the first-person shooter video game experience to another level with it's ingenious premise of placing everyday people in direct combat scenarios. The spot is funny and the cinematography is top notch, but what really makes this ad work is the classic song "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones, as it makes the perfect soundtrack to the impressive visuals. The Stone's however don't have much say in the matter as New York-based ABKCO Music & Records holds the rights to the song. They also licensed "Sympathy for the Devil" to be used as background music for scenes inside the game as well.

Advertising Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Rob Schwartz
Group Creative Director: Brett Craig
Creative Director: Oliver Rabenschlag
Associate Creative Directors: Blake Kidder, Patrick Almaguer
Executive Producer: Anh-Thu Le
Producer: Stanton Hill
Art Director: Chase Madrid
Copywriter: Chris DeNinno
Production Company: MJZ, Bicoastal, London
Director: Rupert Sanders
Executive Producers: David Zander, Eric Stern
Producer: Laurie Boccaccio
Director of Photography: Greig Fraser
Production Designer: Dominic Watkins
Costume Designer: Nancy Steiner
Editorial: Spot Welders, Bicoastal
Editor: Nell Smith
Post Production Producer: Carolina Wallace
Visual Effects: Asylum, Santa Monica, CA
Visual Effects Supervisor/Lead Compositor: Jonny Hicks
Visual Effects Producer: Michael Pardee
Visual Effects Post Producer: Ryan Meredith

Batelco's Epic Ad Film "Infinity"

Taking over 1 year to make, Batelco has created "Infinity",one of the biggest and innovative ad's of the year. You may have never heard of Batelco, as they are the principal telecommunications company of Bahrain, but they want that to change through this epic ad film. Batelco have started a global marketing initiative based on their slogan 'Bringing ideas to life', that include a huge Facebook presence and exclusive behind the scenes making of the revolutionary ad that is as entertaining as the spot itself.

Advertising Agency: FP7/BAH, Bahrain
Creative Director / Art Director: Fadi Yaish
Creative Director: Gautam Wadher
Copywriter: Aunindo Anoop Sen
Acccount Director: Mohammed Sabra
Directors: Alex & Steffen
Prodution: A City Film
Excutive producer: Marc Hadife
Producer: Joyce Hadife
In collaboration with Spy Films: Peter Oad
Visual Effects: Unexpected Postproduction
VFX-Supervising: Alexander Kiesl, Steffen Hacker
Music by AOC: Fabrice Smadja, Pascal Ebony
Online by Stink Digital: Marcel Kornblum, Mark Pytlik
Client Executive Marketing Manager: Abdulla Abu Idrees
Client Marketing Campaign Manager: Mohammed Dashti

GoDaddy Commercial "First Impressions" featuring Jillian Michaels

Gearing up for the Superbowl Ad season, new main stay introduces us to Go Daddy Girl Jillian Michaels. Considered one of America's toughest trainers, Michael's made her name with her appearance on The Biggest Loser and and later with Losing It With Jillian. In this funny TV spot, Jillian's no nonsense reputation proceeds her, as the boys at Go Daddy quickly find out.

Boom TV Advertising Campaign Series "Superheroes Nomad", "Arab Oranges" and "Pause"

Boom TV (DTH Television Group), the latest player in the European television market has come up with a series of high-budgeted entertaining American styled TV spots. As featured in this great series of commercials, Boom TV offers on demand and exclusive TV shows from around the world for their mostly East European market. The 3 film-like TV spots are shot in English on huge sound stages with hundreds of extras and cast members, resulting in some very clever and impressive ads.

Advertising Agency/Production Company: Newmoment
Creative Director: Dusan Drakalski
Art Director: Nikola Vojnov
Client Service director: Filip Dimitrov
D.O.P.: Slobodan Trninic Trn
Director: Dusan Drakalski
Producers: Filip DImitrov, Cuchkov brothers

Butlin's Holidays TV Advert "Leaving"

Butlins, a large UK chain of holiday resorts around the world, releases a tear-jerker of an ad featuring the classic somber Kansas song "Dust In The Wind". The British TV commercial stars the company's new mascot Ludo the Dino in this melancholy spot that evokes that bittersweet feeling we all get when we have to face the fact that our vacation will soon be over.

Brand: Butlin's
Agency: Mother, UK
Creative Director: Thierry Albert
Director: Nic & Sune
Production: Epoch Films
Producer: Rob Godbold
Director of Photography: Richard Mott
Post Production: MPC (The Moving Picture Company)
Music: Dust in the Wind (Kansas) performed by Sanca

Samsung SF Notebook TV Ad " True Beauty Is Curved"

The minimalistic and stark commercial from Holland for Samsung's SF Notebook series takes a page from Apple's MacBook Air in highlighting the laptops style and design. Since the early 1990s the Korean based company began emphasizing the importance of design in its products, where they scrutinize all the design trends of the world and then overhaul its design in two years cycles. Just like a European sports car, the Samsung SF latest design was influenced by the most beautiful thing in nature - the female form.

Advertising Agency: Cheil, Delft, Netherlands
Creative Director: Ton van Jole
Art Director: Ton van Jole
Copywriter: Mattijs Winter
Photographer: Martin Dijkstra

BMW TV Commercial "Unscripted - Ferraris"

Part of a series titled "Unscripted" BMW has created an ad campaign that features short film like TV spots celebrating the rich history of the BMW brand through true stories told by real customers. The European automaker's commercial is a beautifully shot piece of work, mixing old news reel type footage and photographs with animation, as it tells the passionate and inspirational story of a couple who takes a 1000 mile ride around Italy in a early series BMW.

Advertising Agency: GSD&M Idea City, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Mike Wilson
Group Creative Directors: Jay Russell
Creative Directors: Robert Lin, Jeff Maki, Bill Marceau
Art Director: Bill Marceau
Executive Producer: Jeff Johnson
Producer: Aaron Kovan
Account Service: Coley Platt, Tiffany Dixon, Leah
Director: Mark Bashore
Editors: Mark Bashore, Shawn Fedorchuk, Slavka Kolbel
Music: Matt Hutchinson
Producer: Sarah Shipley
Line Producer: Dawn Rose
Director of Photography: Trevor Fife

Blockbuster TV Commercial "Raccoon"

Recently Blockbuster has seen significant revenue loss due to main competitor Netflix and are currently under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so this television ad campaign has more riding on it than usual. Blockbuster's attempt to recapture their dominance in the DVD and video game rental market will be an uphill battle but this TV commercial is a small step in the right direction. The funny TV spots main message is why wait 28 days to get new releases as it features a guy getting bit by a rabid raccoon as he rushes to the emergency room. Just like this unfortunate soul, only time will tell if Blockbuster itself will be taken off life support or given another chance to survive.

Advertising Agency: EURO RSCG Chicago, USA
Executive Producer: Monica Wilkins
Agency Producer: Mariana Perin
Exec. Creative Director: William Mericle
Art Director: John Reams
Copywriters: Ecole Weinstein
Production Company: HELLO!, LA
Director: Matt Smukler
Exec. Producer: Carl Swan
Head of Production: Alexandra Chamberlain
Producer: Gayleen Sharon
D.P.: Tami Reiker
Production Designer: Shepard Frankel
Editorial Company: Whitehouse Post
Editor: Matt Walsh
Post Producer: Dawn Guzowski

Pepsi Max Holiday Ad "A Chrsitmas Story From Snoop Dog"

Just in time for the holiday season, Pepsi Max brings us Snoop Dogg to spread some holiday cheer as he recites the classic “Twas the Night before Christmas” like only he can deliver. But the commercials real star is the Pepsi delivery man and his comedic timing, as he plays off the absurdity of Snoop Dogg's Rated 'X'-mas version of the classic Christmas tale.

Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Schwartz
Group Creative Director – Brett Craig
Copywriter – Chris Jones
Art Director – Stephen Chow
Senior Producer – Elizabeth Giersbrook
Editor – Billy Sacdalan
Asst Editor – Neil Jarwala
Group Account Director – Mike Litwin
Account Supervisor – Ellie Brigden
Business Manager – Laura Drabkin
Director – Erick Peyton
Production Company: Notorious Pictures
DP – Adam Ballachey
Executive Producer – Neal Ferguson

Apple iPhone Ad "Under The Covers"

Apple, being one of the most influential advertisers in the world rarely disappoints and their latest holiday ad for their iPhone 4 is no exception. Far from their hipper TV spots, this Christmas commercial is a perfect blend of classic holiday sentiment with just the right amount of gadgetry. Once again Apple utilizes an iconic song in "Chestnuts Roasting On A Open Fire" by the legendary Nat King Cole to perfection. The commercial features no dialogue, nor does it need it as the visuals and music tell the heart warming story seamlessly.

Advertising Agency: TBWA\Media Arts Lab
Chief Creative Officer: Duncan Milner
Executive Creative Directors: Eric Grunbaum, Scott Trattner
Associate Creative Director: Krista WIcklund
Art Directors: Deborah Casswell, Parker Grant
Copywriters: Natalie Ranger, David Young, Louise Shieh
Agency Producers: Hank Zakroff, Mallory Gordon, Christopher Shaw

Wodka Vodka & Ciroc Vodka Print Ad Campaigns

Here is a great example of two Vodka brands and their opposite yet effective print ad campaigns.  The latest slogan for Wodka's Vodka "Hamptons Quality, Newark Pricing" is a funny and truthful tag line for the unapologetic cheaper alternative.  While Ciroc uses Diddy's star power and various other high-cost marketing tactics to help consumers rationalize paying a higher price for similar quality Vodka.  And like most things the rap and fashion mogul involves himself in, it appears to be a branding success.  Since Diddy's affiliation with Ciroc it has been ranked second in sales in the ultra-premium Vodka category and even managed to position itself as the "Official Vodka of New Year's Eve." 

Volkswagen Polo Ad "Last Waltz In Compton"

Directed by award winning director Jonathan Glazer and staring two of the world's best Tango dancers Gasper Godoy and Manuella Rossi, this spot truly encompasses the advert's slogan Tough, Beautiful, Polo. The UK TV commercial features a unique choreographed dance routine that was shot simultaneously with 20 different camera's following the Argentinians every move. The commercials gets its stark tribal funk vibe from Roc ‘C’ and his track "Don't Stop".

Agency: DDB, London
Client: Volkswagen Polo
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Production Company: Academy Films
Executive Creative Director: Jeremy Craigen
Copywriter: Dave Henderson
Art Director: Richard Denney
Director of Photography: Dan Landin
Agency TV Producer: Sarah Browell
Agency TV Producer: Lucinda Ker
Producer: Ben Link
Sound Design: Soundtree
Sound Design: Wave
Editor: Paul Watts
Editor: The Quarry
VFX Supervision/Post Production: One of Us Studios

Whiskas Temptations Holiday TV Ad "Let It Snow"

Whiskas, famous for their advertising slogan "eight out of ten owners say that their cat prefers it" has come out with a endearing little holiday advert for their 2010 holiday campaign. The classic standard title track "Let It Snow" was originally written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in 1945 and has been used in several other commercials and most recently for iTunes. This version was recorded by The Puppini Sisters.

Reebok Reetone Print Ads

Reebok, appropriately named after an African gazelle, latest marketing campaign features print ads simply titled "Paint", "Newspaper" and "Plant".  The photos effectively demonstrates how the British based companies footwear can tone butts and legs during normal daily activity.   

Advertising Agency: DDB Entertainment, Berlin, Germany
Art Director: Stephanie Barth

Tommy Hilfiger AD "Loud" featuring The Ting Tings

The latest commercial for Tommy Hilfiger fragrance "Loud" has been released worldwide and it features British alternative 2 piece rock band The Ting Tings and their unreleased song "We're Not The Same". The TV ad was directed by Italian director and photographer Francesco Carrozzini, who's advertising clientele includes L'Oreal, Estee Lauder, and Diesel.

Dolce and Gabbana Ad "The One"

The latest commercial for fashion icons Dolce and Gabbana features movie star Matthew McConaughey in what he does best - appearing shirtless. The high fashion print style advert is a successful method used by other fashion companies such as Calvin Klein and Chanel, as it lends itself well with their sectors main marketing tool, the fashion print ad. Dolce and Gabbana have previously used other gorgeous movie stars such as Scarlett Johansson in a TV/Print Ad Campaign in 2009 to much success.

Stella Artois Beer Ad "Ice Lounge"

For years the Belgium brewer Stella Artois' advertising slogan was "Reassuringly Expensive" and their ads always been noted for their distinctive European cinematic style. To achieve this effect they have hired many critically acclaimed film directors including Jonathan Glazer. More recently, Stella Artois' television advertising campaigns have been influenced by French cinema, culture and music. This TV spot works very well portraying the centuries old beer maker as a sophisticated European beverage, and as their new slogan states "She Is A Thing Of Beauty".

Brand: Stella Artois
Agency: Mother
Director: 300 ml
Production: Park Pictures
Post Production: MPC (The Moving Picture Company)
Editor: Lawrence Young
Music: Human

LG's TV Commercial "Rare Butterflies"

From the ad agency Mindshare comes LG's advert for their new line of 3D TV's. Making a spoof on old school 3D technology the spot features some cool modern effects and sweeping camera shots. The ads commentator is also hilarious, in that dry British humor sort of way. And remember keep your hands off his rare collection of butterflies.

Brand: LG
Agency: Mindshare
Director: Richard Ayoade
Production: Framestore
Producer: Simon Whalley; Mike Woods
Post Production: Framestore

Guiness Beer TV Ad "Dark Life"

Guinness's latest TV commercial for the UK market is a cinematic beauty, as it feature dark clouds representing a pint Guinness dark beer foam spreading over the cities of New York and Hong Kong. As the slogan says, there is more life in the dark.

Director: Frederic Planchon
Production: Academy Films
Creative: Irish International
Diageo head of marketing communications: Garbhan O'Bric
Music: 10 Mile Stereo by the band Beach House

Infamous Pepsi Ad 'Concert' featuring Michael Jackson

Filmed as a live concert sequel to the previous Michael Jackson and Pepsi collaboration 'The Street', this Pepsi commercial will always be known as the one where Michael Jackson's hair caught on fire. The incident occurred in front of 5000 concert goers as the pyrotechnics untimely exploded on top of Jackson. The much publicized accident only added fuel to the media frenzy that already surrounded Michael Jackson at the time and ultimately helped build incredible hype for the Pepsi spot before it even aired back in 1984. Despite the incident this spot should be remembered as a forerunner in commercial endorsement deals, as it lead the way for future pop stars such as Brittney Spears, Mariah Carey and even Madonna to capitalize on the trend.

A Harvey Nichols Christmas UK TV Advert

Upscale UK department store giant Harvey Nichols comes up with a cute holiday ad that pokes fun at itself, as it features dogs as fashion accessories. The entertaining ad may offend some but it is good to know that although Dogs Trust was not involved with this video Harvey Nichols fully support's the charity's famous slogan: A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas.

Wunderman's "Pull A Cracker" Ad campaign

Sharing a festive cheer, UK Marketing agency Wunderman has created the world’s longest cracker as their holiday card this year, thanks to a virtual Christmas cracker that sits across two web chat windows. A cool idea wrapped in and great holiday feeling advert.

Apple iPad TV Commerical "iPad is Musical"

These Apple iPad ad's, not as popular as the hipper iPod versions, still work on many levels. The iPad apps are the stars of the TV spots, clearly demonstrating the product features and capabilities, all from the user's point of view.

Brand: Apple iPad
Advertising Agency: Tbwa/Media Arts Lab

Target Holiday TV Commercial "Gingerbread"

The Target Lady, played perfectly by stand-up comedian Maria Bamford, is back with the latest installment of their 2010 Holiday Target TV spots. Bamford's over-the-top performance's serves Target's marketing strategy perfectly in their attempt to capture a younger hipper audience.

Brand: Target
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
Agency Producer: Ben Grylewicz

Windows Phone 7 TV Ad "Bathroom Really"

The funniest in the series of TV spots for Microsoft's "Really" ad campaign, "Bathroom Really" takes our obsession for smartphones to an awkward and disturbing place - the male urinal.

Brand: Windows Phone
Advertising Agency: Crispin Porter & Bogusky

Much Music Promo TV Ad "Holiday Wrap 2010"

Much Music USA and their counterpart MTV are always creating some cool visuals for their promo ads and this one is no exception. Director Ray Wong creates a surreal ad with some great lighting effects.

Advertising Agency: MuchMusic, USA
Director: Ray Wong
Creative Director: Randall Graham
Art Director: Adam Mansbridge
Promo Producer: Ray Wong
Director of Photography: Kaan Akalin
Offline Editor: Ray Wong, MuchMusic
Audio House: MuchMusic
Audio: Ray Wong, Matt Spiers, Simon Jain
Animation and Visual Effects: Crush, Toronto
Executive Producer: Patty Bradley
Production Manager: Raphael Quirino
Creative Director: Stefan Woronko
CG Animators: Chris Minos, Leo Silva, Josh Clifton, Gav Patel
CG Supervisor: Aylwin Fernando

New Nike Print Ad Campaign "Run Unleashed"

From French digital illustrator/fashion photographer Felix Larher comes a new print ad campaign for Nike's running line of footwear.  The advert features some cool pics representing a run through the streets of Paris.    

Advertising Agency: leg., Paris, France
Creative Director: Gabriel Gaultier
Art Director: Nicolas Denis
Copywriter: Frédéric Lutgé
Photographer: Félix Larher

2011 Super Bowl Ad Line-Up

The 2011 Super Bowl scheduled to be played on February 6, at Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington, Texas is still a few months away but the coveted TV ad spots are already being gobbled up by the biggest names in advertising. The regulars are all back such as Anheuser-Busch, Doritos and Go-Daddy, but their are some newcomers to the advertising event of the year, including Best Buy and Here is the latest line-up of the advertisers who will be featuring new commercials this year.

2011 Super Bowl Ad Line-Up
- Anheuser-Busch      
- Audi
- Best Buy                          
- Bridgestone                     
- Coca-Cola                      
- Doritos
- E*Trade                          
- HomeAway
- Kia
- Mars
- Mercedes-Benz
- PepsiMax
- Skechers

Allstate TV Ad "Holiday Mayhem"

The latest holiday advert from Allstate, starring actor Dean Winters, is another funny installment in their Mayhem campaign. One of the coolest actors around, Dean Winters plays this role perfectly as the accident prone insurance agent, all to the tune of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Client: Allstate Insurance
Agency: Leo Burnett Chicago
Chief Creative Director: Susan Credle
Account Director: Susan Stefaniak
Executive Creative Director: Jeanie Caggiano
Creative Director: Britt Nolan
Creative Director: Mikal Pittman
Copywriter: Matt Miller
Art Director: Chris Rodriguez
Producer: Brian Litman
Music + Sound Production: Steve Ford
Account manager: Lauren Gibbs
Country: United States of America

Association For Smokers Awareness Print Ad "Well"

Capitalizing on the recent headline news event of the Chilean trapped miners, the Association for Smokers Awareness makes a bold statement in their public awareness campaign . Great advertising often uses controversial images to both get their message across and get people talking and this print ad titled "Well" demonstrates this method perfectly.   This South American advert features a cigarette assimilating a mine shaft and if you look closely you see a hand reaching from the depths of the cigarette filter resulting in a very thought provoking advert.

Advertising Agency: NEOGAMA/BBH, Brazil
Executive Creative Director: Alexandre Gama
Creative Directors: Alexandre Gama, Márcio Ribas
Art Director: Fabio Queiroz
Copywriter: Carlos Schleder
Image: Leão Branco
Producers: Kiyoshi Takahashi, Vinicius Busico
Art Buyers: Mariah Bayeux, Janaína Lacerda
Account Director: Luiz Tosi
Account Managers: Diego Passos, Andréia Tecchio
Advertiser's Supervisor: Mario Albanese

Volvo's TV Advert "Blindfolded Test Drive"

This Volvo commercial created for the New Zealand auto market is an exhilarating feat in human co-operation, as we watch professional stunt drivers take the Volvo for a blindfolded test drive. This TV spot works well because it has the stylized glossy feel that most auto maker ads feature but it mixes it with the reality and drama of the actual stunt.

Brand: Volvo New Zealand
Agency: Special, Auckland
Director: Paul Jones
Account Director: Michael Redwood
Creative Director: Rob Jack
Creative Director: Tony Bradbourne
Copywriter: Antony Wilson
Art Director: Iain MacMillan
Agency Producer: Fiona Champtaloup
Account Manager: Jules Pakenham

Orange TV Commercial "Panther TV Advert"

Orange TV, a key brand for France Telecom, has teamed up with UK agency Fallon London to create the aptly titled "Panther TV Advert". The TV spot features some cool sweeping edits and humerus stunt effects.

Brand: Orange
Agency: Fallon London
Agency Producer: Tracey Stokes
Creative Director: Sam Hibbard
Creative: Filip Tyden; Dan Watts
Director: Megaforce
Producer: Malachy McAnenny
Director of Photography: Arnaud Potier
Editor: Amanda James (Final Cut)
Production Co: El Nino, London

Kia Optima Commercial "Sweet Dreams"

Kia Motor's new advert for their Optima model takes you on a surreal journey through the eyes of a child's nighttime dream. The TV spot features some impressive cinematic backdrop shots including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and a locomotive roaring through beautiful snow covered terrains.

Agency: David & Goliath
Agency Producer: Mary Ellen Duggan
Creative: Linda Knight; Noah Phillips
Director: Lance Acord
Production: Park Pictures
Producer: Pat Frazier
Director of Photography: Lance Acord
Editor: Angus Wall
Music: Beacon Street Studios

Audi A7 Sportback TV Advert "Imagination Meets Engineering"

This new Audi TV commercial features great special effects known as the Genesis Effect. This liquid metal effect was made famous by James Cameron in his Terminator 2 movie, and those state-of-the-art effects of the day are still influencing film and television today.

Agency: Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Agency Producer: Glenn Paton
Creative Director: Nick Kidney; Kevin Stark
Creative: Andy Clough; Richard McGrann
Director: Bl:nd
Producer: Bl:nd
Director of Photography: Alex Barber
Post Production: Framestore
Music: Basement Jaxx, Dracula
Production Company: Bl

Amercian Signature Commercial featuring LeBron James

NBA superstar LeBron James image has taken a bit of a hit lately since he left the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with the Miami Heat in a much publicized television event. In an attempt to win back his fan base and in turn advertising revenue he has teamed up with children furniture maker American Signature with a collection of children's furniture called LeBron James Home Court. Even though I am a it skeptical of LeBron's intentions, this is undoubtedly a much more humble LeBron James in a cute new ad.

Advertising Agency: Mullen, Winston Salem, NC, USA
EVP Creative Director: Jason Black
Group Creative Director: Mark Fisher
Art Director: Brad Stephens
Copywriter: Adam Koehler
Agency Producer: Adina Birnbaum
Director of Integrated Production: Susanna Gates Rose
Director of Broadcast Business Affairs: Kelly Gudeth
Production Company: LIMEY, LA
Director: Adam Cameron
DP: Giorgio Scali
EP: Andrew Denyer
Producer: Jay Shapiro
Editorial Company: Number 6, New York, NY
Editor: Jason McDonald
EP: Toni Lipari
Asst. Editor: Steve Picano
Music: Mitch Davis & Scott Brittingham, Pull, NY
Final Color: Alex Bickel, Co3 NY
Online: Ed Skupean, No6 , NY
Mix: Keith Reynaud, Sound Lounge, NY

NHL Boston Bruins Commecial "Bear Hunter"

NHL Hockey team the Boston Bruins latest TV spot in their Hockey Rules campaign once again features their team mascot Blades the Bruin to teach their fans hockey about hockey etiquette. Similar to the Panda Cheese commercials these mascots don't take any crap from anyone.

Advertising Agency: Mullen, NY, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Mark Wenneker
Group Creative Director / Art Director: Jamie Ferreira
Art Director: Jesse Blatz
Copywriter: Greg Almeida
Executive Director of Integrated Production: Liza Near
Executive Producer: Zeke Bowman
Account Director: Beth Powers
Account Supervisor: Chip Cook
Production Co: Picture Park / Boston
Director: Mike Maguire
Executive Producer / Producer: Mark Hankey
DP: Patrick Ruth
Editorial: Cutting Room - NY
Editor: Merritt Duff/John Marinis
Executive Producer: Susan Willis
Producer: Melissa Lubin
Color Correct: CO3 - NY
Colorist: Victor Mulholland
Animation / Graphics: Superfad - LA
Visual Effects: Brickyard VFX - Boston
Lead VFX Artist: Jimi Simmons
VFX Artist: Sean McLean
VFX Assistant: Henrique Ghersi
VFX Producer: Amy Appleton
Audio Post: Soundtrack - Boston
Sound Design/Mixer: Mike Secher

TVN Channel Print Ads

From TVN Channel's Ad Campaign for shorter commercial breaks, comes a great series of print ads featuring iconic corporate logo's edited version. These print ads not only demonstrate their message perfectly but once again prove that in advertising often less is more.  

Advertising Agency: Lowe Porta, Santiago, Chile
Executive Creative Director: Kiko Carcavilla
Creative Directors: Cristian Kemp, Sebastián Collantes
Copywriter: Sebastián Collantes, Kiko Carcavilla
Art Director: Cristian Kemp
Account manager: Claudia Delavenne

Moleskine TV Ad "Mini"

Always a sucker for great stop motion animation, I am always surprised when the advertisement world continues to come up with new creative ideas to sell their wares. Utilizing classic animation methods through the art of paper-cutting, dutch artist Rogier Wieland created a commercial for Moleskine's Mini Planners that is well worth a view.

Share an Awkard Moment with AT&T's Commercial 'Taco Party'

This funny new ad for AT&T titled Taco Party is a hilarious look at office politics and social networking. Similar to the TV show The Office, a boss places himself in an awkward position as he puts his foot in his mouth in front of his co-workers. The best line from the spot is "You invited Eric, I thought Eric gave you the creeps".

Advertising Agency: BBDO, New York
Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars
Creative group Head: G. Hahn, R. Watson
Producer: Peter Feldman
Copywriter: Chris Beresford-Hill
Art Director: James Clunie
Production Company: Smuggler
Director: Randy Krallman
Director of Photography: Shawn Kim
Edit House: Mackenzie Cutler
Editor: Ian Mackenzie
Visual Effects: Spontaneous

Target Commercial "Power Cord"

Another great new ad for this 2010 Holiday Season from Target aptly titled "Power Cord". A perfectly executed TV spot, this one takes great images of Christmas lights and mixes it with a great backing track by Search Party.

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
Producer: Kevin Diller
Creative Director: Don Shelford; Rob Thompson
Creative: Dan Kroeger Director: Dayton/Faris
Production: Bob Industries
Producer: Bart Lipton
Director of Photography: Christophe Lanzenburg
Post Production: Brickyard VFX
Editor: Tommy Harden (Joint)
Music: Search Party

Johnnie Walker Commercial featuring Marc Herremans

This ad for Johnnie Walker "Keep Walking" is an inspirational story about Belgian born athlete Marc Herremans, who was paralyzed in 2002 and did not quit his goal of being a World Champion.

Brand: Johnnie Walker
Agency: Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Producer: Vicky Baldacchino
Creative: Hamish Moore; Justin Moore Director: Benito Montorio
Production: Blink Productions
Producer: Ben Mann
Director of Photography: John Lynch
Post Production: MPC
Director: Andy McGraw
Music: Bob Dylan

John Cameron Mitchell Shoots Promo Ad for DIOR

Director John Cameron Mitchell and Anonymous Content, in a direct-to-client relationship with high-end fashion, fragrance and accessory giant DIOR, just released an epic 6:00 promo for the company. Lady Grey London is a fanciful mini-epic that funnels the DIOR mystique through the actions of the enrapturing Lady Dior - across one night in London.

Mitchell wrote the script and worked closely with DIOR's in-house creative group over a few weeks to complete the concept. The project followed the release of this year's acclaimed Rabbit Hole, a Mitchell-directed film about a couple struggling to deal with the death of their young son.

The video follows another Anonymous Content-produced viral short for DIOR, DIOR Homme Fragrance's Un Rendez Vous, a sexual tryst set in Paris, directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Jude Law. "We have a very good relationship with DIOR," noted Anonymous Content EP/Head of Commercials Dave Morrison. "They were really big on John after seeing his recent work, and were thrilled we could deliver him for their campaign. His work is second to none. But that's what sets Anonymous apart - our ability to deliver the best talent to turn out projects that perfectly balance advertising and Hollywood."

Spot Title: Lady Grey London
Air Date: December 8, 2010
Client: DIOR
CD: Robert Lussier
Director of Creative Services: Mia Forsgren
Prod Company: Anonymous Content
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
DP: Frank DeMarco
EP/Head of Commercials: Dave Morrison
Head of Production: Sue Ellen Clair
Producer: Dom Freeman
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Grolsch & the Swingtop Philharmonic Orchestra Wishes Us A Merry Christmas

Grolsch & the Swingtop Philharmonic Orchestra presents a 'video Christmas card' featuring a magical rendition of the classic carol 'Oh, Christmas Tree' played exclusively on instruments crafted from Grolsch Swingtop bottles.

A re-imagined version of the Christmas favourite by Ernst Anschütz has been arranged by composer Ross Power and is played by the specially assembled 'Swingtop Philharmonic Orchestra', a troupe made up of some of the world's leading musicians and sound engineers.

Led by conductor Thomas Blunt, seven percussionists, woodwind players and a timpanist create a beautiful rendition of the song using sounds dreamed up through each element of the legendary bottle -- glass, air, beer and the uniquely 'Grolsch' Swingtop.

Dozens of Swingtop bottles provide the score with tuneful pops, clicks, jingle bells, güiro sounds, wind tuned with Grolsch beer, orchestral timpani, bass drum and the sound of a mysterious festive Grolsch 'glockenspiel' that provides the story with a stunning seasonal twist and climax.

Leavenworth Ad - Woody Goomsba "Gitcha Goomsba Up"

Famous for their Oktoberfest the town of Leavenworth, Washington takes a bold move on their latest advertising campaign with this controversial spot. This new commercial looks more like a gangsta video than for a tourist town as it features the mascot Woody Goomsba being all gansta with video ho's. It's all in fun as this commercial is juicy like a brawt.

Suncorp Bank Commercial "The Chase"

This new commercial for Suncorp Bank takes a satirical look at action movies and voice recognition technology. The ad features flying ninjas and girls on roller-blades chasing our action hero, he almost gets away but of course technology gets in his way.

Advertising Agency: GPY & R
Creative Group Head: Brenden Greaney
Senior Art Director: Aaron Neilsen
Producer: Kohbe Vela
Prod Co: The Feds through Taxi Films
Director: Bruce Hurwit
DP: Robert Humphries
EP: Andrew Wareham
Producer: Yolande Dewey
Editorial Co: The Cutting Edge
Editor: Steve Thomas
Producer: Vicki Lee
Post/Effects Co: Cutting Edge VFX
Colorist: Scott Harris
Online: Oris
Sound: Ross Batten

HBO TV Spot "Table Top Entourage"

This HBO commercial does not use the latest in stop motion animation but it still gets the point across, people are fanatical about the Mark Whalberg produced cable hit show Entourage.

Agency: BBDO,
Executive Creative Directors: Greg Hahn, Mike Smith
Creative Director / Writer: Chris Beresford-Hill
Creative Director / Art Director: James Clunie
Executive Producer: Anthony Curti
Production Co: Biscuit Filmworks
Director: Tim Godsall
Senior Executive Producer: Shawn Lacey
Executive Producer: Holly Vega
DP: Darko Suvak
Line Producer: Karen O'Brian
Editorial: Mackenzie Cutler
Editor: Ian Mackenzie
Post Producer: Melissa Miller
Assistant Editor: Mike Rizzo
Online: Smigital
Sound Design: Mackenzie Cutler
Sound Designer: Sam Shaffer
Telecine: CO3
Colorist: Tim Masick
MIX: Mackenzie Cutler
Final Mix: Sam Shaffer
Graphics: Perception NYC

Lego Build Together Commercial "Road Trip"

From the iconic building block toy Lego, comes their latest ad in the Build Together series. New York-based Click 3X and its interactive division, ClickFire Media, utilize stop motion animation to great effect producing another great spot.

Client: lego
Agency: in-house
Production Company: Click 3X Date
Post production: Click 3x
Creative Manager: Roger Cameron
Lead AD/New Media: Scott Decoteau
Account Manager: Jordyn Curtis
Model Designer: Paul Chrzan
Marketing Director: Ethan Sack Assistant
Brand Manager: Patrick O'Neil
Prod/Post Co: Click 3X
Creative Director/Flame Artist: Mark Szumski
Director/ DP: Peter Corbett
EP: Jason Mayo
Producer: Steve Holiner
Line Producer: Rob Mackler
Stop Motion Supervisor/Animator: Eileen Kohlhepp
Stop Motion Rigger/Assistant: Elise Ferguson
3D Animator: Spyro Serbos
Nuke/Flame Artist: Liz Berndt
After Effects/CGI: Mark Rubbo
Online Ad Units: ClickFire Media
Senior Interactive Producer: Ephraim Kehlmann
Music/Sound: Sounds Like Click
Sound Designer/Mixer: Brian Scibinico
Composer: Andre Fratto

Award Winning Falsview Casino Commercial "Lucky Streak"

Blammo Worldwide has won for Best Television Advertisement at the 10th annual American Gaming Association Communication Awards for their new commercial titled “Lucky Streak,” created for Fallsview Casino Resort. Awards were presented at the American Gaming Association Communications awards ceremony in Las Vegas, which recognizes outstanding achievements in advertising and corporate communications in the global gaming industry. A panel of judges with expertise in advertising, marketing, public relations, internet design and graphic arts determined the winners from among 220 entries in 15 categories.

Client: Fallsview Casino Resort
Agency: Blammo Worldwide
Creative Directors: Alan Gee, Lisa Greenberg
Writer: Craig Burt
Art Director: Chris Duchaine
Agency Producer: Kali Kyriazis
Account Team: Kevin Pfuhl, Joyce Ho, Dan Giusti
Production Company: Holiday Films
Director: Steven Tsuchida
Executive Producer: Derek Sewell
Line Producer: Chris Palladino
Director of Photography: James Gardner
Editorial and Post Production: Rooster Post
Editor: Mick Griffin
Audio: Pirate

Smirnoff's "Purity" Commercial featuring Manchester United

Nylon Studios recently joined forces with JWT, Collider and Animal Logic to create a new spot for the Smirnoff Purity campaign featuring players from UK football team, Manchester United. The spot features a football game that is played both under water and above utilizing explosive sound effects to reinforce the action on screen, as their collaboration one again results in some of the most cutting edge special effects and sound design in the advertising world.

Agency: JWT Sydney
Client Contact: Jeffrey Lemon
Account Management: Penny Sarfati, Jasmin Bedir, Natalie Van Beurden
Creative team: Angus Hennah (ECD), Simon Armour, Blair Kimber
Music/sound design: Nylon Studios
Agency Producers: Gerry Hamill, Renata Barbosa

EA Sports MMA Commercial "Global Ring"

Like the Mixed Martial Arts sport this new TV spot has an international feel. Directed by Jason Smith for San Francisco based ad agency Heat, this ad gives viewers a view of both sanctioned and back-alley mixed martial arts fights in exotic locales around the world.

Brand: EA Sports MMA
Agency: Heat SF
CD: Steve Stone
AD: Woody Kurupintsiri
Copywriter: James Duffy
EP: Brian Coates
Broadcast Producer: Chris Weldon
Production House: HSI Productions
Director: Jason Smith
DP: Marcelo Durst
EP: Maddi Carlton
Producer: Paul Ure
Editorial: Final Cut LA
Editor: Richard Learoyd
EP: Saima Awan
Producer: Jennifer Miller
Telecine: The Mill NY
Colorist: Fergus McCall
Producer: Claudia Guevara
VFX: Dashing Collective
VFX Supervisor: Rob Moggach
EP: Danielle Lyons
CG Supervisor: Doug Law
Producer: Debbie Cooke
Music/ Sound Design/Mix: 740 Sound Design, SF
Designer(s): Eddie Kim, Rommel Molina
Mixer: Eric Ryan
EP: Scott Ganary
Shoot Location: Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Victoria's Secret "Holiday 2010" TV Commercial

This Victoria Secret ad was directed by big time Hollywood Director Michael Bay, known for directing such blockbusters like Bad Boys, Armageddon and Transformers. His slick style lends itself perfectly for the latest Victoria's Secret famous Holiday Ad Campaign slogan; one gift - a thousand fantasies.

New Volkwagen Commercial "Fish-Dog".

This new commercial for Volkswagen Spacefox is both funny and a little disturbing as it features some creative cross-breading producing a very realistic Fish-Dog. The people at Volkswagen have always created great TV spots and this latest VW ad is no exception.

Advertising Agency: DDB Beijing
Creative Directors: Andy Hepburn, Dirk Eschenbacher
Copywriter: Rachel Hutchinson
Art Director: Jack Christensen
Director: Greg Bray
Production Co & City: Tree House, Beijing
Producer: Jan Kern
Director of Photography: Zeng Jian
Post Production & City: Spirit Action, Beijing
Editor & Company: Johannes Schaefer

New LG Kompressor Commercial "Something Lurking"

A mix between Toy Story and Robot Chicken, this new commercial for LG's Kompressor Elite vacuum is visually stunning. The effects are inventive as it mixes computer 3D animation with live action stop motion, and the result is incredible. Highlights include the shag carpet sharks and the thematic soundtrack.

Agency: Young & Rubicam
Executive Creative Directors: Scott Vitrone, Ian Reichenthal
Global Creative Director: Stuart Harricks, Andrew McKechnie
VP, Creative Director/Art Director: Gabriel Hoskins
Creative Director/Writer: Cheryl Chapman
Executive Directors of Content Production: Lora Schulson, Nathy Aviram
Senior Content Producer: Tennille Teague
Executive Music Producer: Eric David Johnson
Assistant Content Producer: Luiza Naritomi
Production Company: Psyop/Smuggler
Director: Psyop
Psyop Creative Directors: Marie Hyon, Marco Spier
Executive Producers (Psyop): Lucia Grillo, Justin Booth-Clibborn, Lydia Holness
Producers (Psyop): Michael Neithardt, Sean Sullivan
Executive Producers/Partner (Smuggler): Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody
Executive Producer/COO (Smuggler): Lisa Rich
Executive Producer: Allison Kunzman
Head of Production: Laura Thoel
Live Action Producer: Erin Wile
Director of Photography: Fred Elmes
Animation: Psyop
Lead 3D Artist: Christian Bach
3D Artists: Todd Akita , Alvin Bae, Jonah Friedman, David Barosin, Miguel Salek, Xuan Siefert, Jimmy Gass, Pat Porter, Kitty Lin, Keith Kim
3D Animator: Jae Ham
Lead 2D Artist: Nick Tanner
2D Artists: Adam Flynn, Dan Short
Designers: Anh Vu, Jonathan Saunders
Editor: Cass Vanini
Storyboard Artist: Ben Chan
Tracking: Joerg Liebold
Design Interns: Sam Ballardini, Hung Liao
Music and Sound Design: Q Department

Great New Logitech Commericial featuring Kevin Bacon

One of Hollywood's most underrated actors stars in this great tv ad spoof for Logitech's new Revue keyboard for Google TV. Kevin Bacon plays Ivan Cobenk, an obsessed fan of guess who... Kevin Bacon and he is dead on funny. From six degrees of separation with Kevin Bacon, where he is considered to be in the most Hollywood movies, it appears he is now poised to take over the advertising world.

State Farm Commercial "Magic Jingle Anniversary"

Just when you need them state farm is there with a funny new commercial called "Magic Jingle Anniversary". The ad features a hilarious nagging wife a and poor chump who gets his problems solved with a genie like state farm agent.

Brand: State Farm Agency
Production Company: Smuggler
Director: Renny Maslow
Editor: Joel Miller
Country: United States of America
Executive Creative Director: Jason Peterson
Creative Director: Seth Jacobs
Producer: Brian Schierman
Senior Copywriter: Howard Jordon
Art Director: Benny Jackson

Nokia's "SuperFun" Commercial Is SuperBad

The new French Ad "SuperFun" for Nokia's N8's HD Camera demonstrates how their new technology adds to the fun. Nothing to original in this spot, as we have seen the actual product shoot commercials before and the long sweeping edits is no new trick. Yet it still hits the mark with a great backing soundtrack over some pretty cool surreal house party shots.

Agency: JWT Paris
Agency Country: France
Agency Producer: Charlotte Saint-Paul
Creative Director: Ghislain de Villoutreys; Alban Penicaut
Director: So-Me
Producer: Mourad Belkeddar
Post Production: Digital District
Editor: Julien Daniel
Music: O'Bahamas
Brand: Nokia
Production Co: Caviar Paris

La Senza's "The Cup Size Choir" Ad Hits The Right Notes

La Senza comes up with an ingenious way to sell bra cup sizes with their latest commercial "The Cup Size Choir". Seven girls with bra sizes A to G making up the musical notes is brilliant and the slow build up is well worth the wait in this well executed ad.

Salvation Army Ad Campaign "Suprise Catwalk"

This terrific ad campaign from the Salvation Army was created for Fretex to demonstrate how second hand clothing will make up Salvation Army's fashion line. The surprise catwalk was shot during Oslo fashion week in a subway station where unsuspected people became part of the fashion show. Unlike the usual miserable faced runway models, watching real people strut their stuff is way more entertaining.

Advertising Agency: Kitchen Leo Burnett, Oslo, Norway
Copywriter: Thomas Askim
Art Director: Eirik Stensrud

Kleenex Balsam UK TV Commercial "Witch"

Some great animation and a cute premise are highlights of Kleenex's new UK TV spot. The idea of a witches nose flying around on a broomstick casting spells until a magic kleenex tissue turns her into a beautiful fairy is one of those delightful and enchanted ideas your surprised has never been done before.

Advertising Agency: JWT, London, UK
Executive Creative Director: Russell Ramsey
Creative Director: Dominick Lynch-Robinson
Art Director: Christiano Neves
Copywriter: Bruno Xavier
TV Producers: Denise Connell, Emma Hovell
Planners: Cathy Lewis, Bianca Petroff
Account Director: Marianna Contaroudas
Media agency: MindShare
Media planner: Cheryl Hayden
Director: Marc Craste
Production Company: Studio AKA
Editor: Studio AKA
Sound: Munzie at Grand Central

Panda Cheese Ad Campaign "You Can't Say No To A Panda" 4 Part Series

Move over Sneezing Panda, here's a collection of 4 hilarious spots for Panda Cheese that will make you never say no to a Panda bear again. And who says theirs nothing funny going on in the Middle East.

Brand: Panda Cheese
Advertising Agency: Advantage Marketing & Advertising/Elephant, Cairo, Egypt
Creative Directors: Ali Ali, Maged Nasar
Art Director: Hossam Fawzy
Production Company: The House Productions, Cairo
Film Director: Ali Ali
Production Company Producer: Houssam Fawzy

Nintendo's New Commercial For The DSi XL

Just in time for the holidays this Nintendo commercial for their latest handheld gaming unit puts a playful spin on the elementary school holiday pageant season. Wish my kids x-mas show was as inventive - for me its a night of "wonderful" theater and picking up after yourselves.

Brand: Nintendo
Agency: Leo Burnett Chicago
Production Company: Nexus Productions D
irector: RBG6 Chief
Creative Officer: Susan Credle
Creative Director: PJ MacGregor
Creative Director: Keenan Pridmore
Executive Producer: Vincent Geraghty

Cascade Brewery Co. "Brewed By Feel" Spot

Nylon Studios recently teamed up again with Droga5 and production company Revolver - this time to create a new commercial for Cascade Brewery Co. Titled "Brewed by Feel," the spot follows a chatty brewer biking casually along a dirt path through idyllic country fields. The brewer barely pays attention to the path as he describes how Cascade beer is special as it is brewed by "the feel."

Nylon composer Blair Joscelyne created the spot's music and notes his creative approach, "I really wanted to get in touch with how the brewer was feeling as he rode along. There is something very normal about a bike's slow stroll, but this spot has a slightly unsettling humor as he never watches where he is going. I think this normality, mixed with something a little off, was key to creating the music."

Agency: Droga5 Sydney
Creative Chairman: David Nobay
Executive Creative Director: Duncan Marshall
Creative Director: Cam Blackley
Writer: Cam Blackley
Art Director: Kirsty Galmes
Head of Broadcast: Paul Johnston
Business Director: Jamie Clift
Account Director: Esther Knox
Account Manager: Angus Ingham
Strategic Planning Director: Sudeep Gohil
Strategic Planner: Toby Harrison

Production Company: Revolver
Director: Steve Rogers
Producer: Pip Smart
Executive producer: Michael Ritchie
Cinematography: Geoffrey Simpson
Music: Nylon Studios
Editor: Alexandre De Franceschi
Post Production: Fin Design & Effect
Cascade (CUB)
Peter Sinclair - Marketing Director
Mim Orlando - Brand Manager
Rachel Veltman - Assistant Brand Manager

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Smart Car Commercial Is Really Against Dumb

If Diesel is for stupid then Smart is really against dumb and the dumbest thing going on right now is over-consumption. This is why the Smart car has launched a social media campaign on Facebook to get people to join in a crusade against over-consumption. The auto brand is also looking for the worst examples of dumb, mindless over-consumption to include in an upcoming video. Dumb is not watching this commercial and joining in on the fun.

Agency: Strawberry Frog
Director: Buck
Creative Director: Orion Tait
Executive Producer: Anne Skopas
Producer: Kitty Dillard
Design: Gareth O'Brien, Yker Moreno
Lead Animation: Gareth O'Brien
Additional Animation: Harry Teitelman, Chad Colby, Claudio Salas, Jacques Khouri
Sound Design & Music: Antfood VO
Talent: Tirtzah Wilson

Quicksilver's New Commercial "Evolution" featuring Kelly Slater

On November 6th, 2010 Quiksilver's Kelly Slater made history by capturing his 10th ASP World Title in Puerto Rico. Kelly is the first surfer to achieve 10 ASP World Titles, an accomplishment spanning two decades of an astounding career during which he has dominated competitive surfing as both the youngest and oldest ASP World Champion.

Unlike Tiger Wood's controversial Nike commercial, Quicksilver's ad's use of early footage of Kelly Slater as a young phenom truly foresees the champion surfer's incredible career. Instead of coming away feeling disappointed in our star athlete's, the spot beckons us back to the day when we celebrated sport achievement-not notoriety.

Brand: Quiksilver
Spot Title: Evolution
Agency/Prod Co: Standard Time/LA
Director(s): Michael Sharp, Nate Morley
Post Prod Co: Elephant Post
Smoke Artist(s): Rob Doolittle, Rob Williams
Producer: Aaron Leichter
Motion Graphics: Damien Nemire-Pepe
Editorial: chrome
Editor: Lance Pereira
EP: Betsy Beale
Producer: Rebecca Baker
Telecine: Co3
Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld
Audio Post: Lime
Mixer(s): Mark Meyuhas, Rohan Young
Music: "Put There By the Land"
Composer: Great Lake Swimmers
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Orangina Anytime Commercial

A bizarre yet satirical ad for Orangina that features a giraffe doing laundry, a goat mopping the floor, a green lizard with acne, a gay cat and a man with his goat. This spot has it all as it pokes fun at itself and the advertising world.

Brand: Orangina
Title: "Anytime"
Agency: Fred & Farid, Paris
Creative Directors: Fred & Farid
CR: Frederic Raillard, Farid Mokart
DA: Frederic Raillard, Farid Mokart, Thomas Raillard
TV producer & post production: Alexandra Marik, Benoit Armstrong
Director: Tom Carty
Production: Gorgeous, London
Post Production: The Mill, London
Sound Design: Wave Studios, Johnny Burn 

The Crying Phone French Ad for Mars Bar

A funny sentimental ad from French ad agency CLM BBDO who demonstrates that men know where their priorities are when it comes to spending their last quarter.
Advertising Agency: CLM BBDO, Boulogne Billancourt, France
Creative Directors: Jean-Francois Sacco, Gilles Fichteberg
Copywriter: Laurent Laporte
Art Director: Sophian Bouadjera
Production Company: Bollywood, Paris
Film Director: Sebastien Cirade
Production Company Producer: Dominique Esmenard Agency Producers: Sylvie Etchemaite, Christine Bouffort

New UPS Commercial Premise Setter US Version

Nice Shoes, working in collaboration with Gartner Productions via Ogilvy & Mather, handled post and effects on a recent global UPS campaign. Marking Ogilvy's first effort for UPS, and Nice Shoes' extremely early involvement in the production process, the campaign is a total departure from previous UPS advertising.

The vibrant spots, a combination of live-action, and animation/motion graphics courtesy of Go Robot!, highlight the shipping giant's outstanding global logistics including a chipper song celebrating the subject. The campaign's centerpiece is an upbeat :60 crafted in Chinese, Spanish, and American and British English versions. While the exact footage varies from one spot to the next to incorporate specific cultural elements, the basic setup is the same: from an airport tarmac to soaring cities to bustling factories, the spot goes on a fantastic worldwide journey, showing a UPS deliveryman hustling through the skies, the waterways and the streets in a variety of airplanes, boats, trucks and push carts, bringing packages to smiling and grateful customers.

"We had to color grade from a myriad of sources," noted Colorist Chris Ryan. "It was a challenge to make stock footage match the specifically shot footage and the archive footage provided by UPS."

Working with their customary speed, Nice Shoes worked in Flame to finish the spots in only one week. The work process was somewhat streamlined by a deep familiarity between Nice Shoes and Ogilvy, which have worked together on campaigns for IBM, American Express, TD Ameritrade and many others.

Product: UPS Global Launch
Spots Title: Premise Setter, International Business
Air Date: September 2010 (Premise Setter), October 2010 (International Business)
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather
Vice Chairman North America: Chris Wall
Chief Creative Officer: Joe Sciarotta
Group Creative Director(s): Mitch Gordon, Steve Silver
Agency Production Team: Ogilvy & Mather
EP: Melissa Mapes
Senior Producer: Cheryl Gackstetter
Producer: Meg McCarthy
Music Producer: Peter Gannon
Prod Company: Gartner Productions
Director: Raymond Bark
Editorial: Go Robot!
Editor: Adam Liebowitz
Assistant Editor(s): Craig Brasen, Jessica Falls
EP/Owner: Alisa Sheinberg
EP: Laura Molinaro
Animation/Graphics: Christian Matts, Eric Wagner
Color Grading: Nice Shoes
Colorist(s): Chris Ryan, Lez Rudge, Gene Curley
EP: Pat Portela
Post/Effects: Nice Shoes
VFX Artist(s): John Shea, Vin Roma, Bryan Rosenblum, Jason Farber
Music: Human
Arranger: Morgan Visconti

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3D projection mapping in the city centre of Amsterdam for H&M

H&M brought their flagship store in Amsterdam to life with a 3D projection mapping on the historic building. For over 3 minutes, invited guests and a gathered crowd enjoyed a surreal fairytale of light and magical effects. A red ribbon, wrapped around the building, untangles and transformed the building into a colorful dollhouse where nothing is what it seems. Simply brilliant and nice to watch.
Advertising Agency: Muse, Amsterdam, Netherlands Creative Director: Sander Ejlenberg Concept: Liat Azulay Art Director: Phila Beroud Design: Elano Collaço do Monte Teixeira Account: Julien Rappy, Mich ael Littaur Project management: Wouter Donkers, Machiel van der Heijden

Guinness This is Rugby Country Advert

Agency: Irish International
Creative Director: Mal Stevenson
Copywriter: Mark Nutley
Art Director: Pat Hamill
Agency Producer: Noel Byrne
Director: Alex Telfer Editor: Lee Hickey
Post Production: Windmill Lane
Music: Jonsi

Target 2 Day Sale Commercial Featuring The Target Lady

The Target lady shines in the Target 2 Day Sale advertising campaign created by ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, this commercial is my personal favorite entitled "Montage". The Target Lady is Maria Bamford, she is a comedian who has done stand up on Comedy Central.
Advertising Agency: Wieden+Kennedy, Portland OR, USA
Art Director: Rob Kendall
Creative Directors: Monica Taylor, Kathy Hepinstall
Copywriter: Jason Kreher
EP: Ben Grylewicz
Producers: Hayley Goggin, Melanie Fedunok
Production Co: Hungry Man
Director: Wayne McClammy
Editor: Adam Jenkins
Assistant: Patrick Carroll
EP: Christie Price
Telecine: Moving Picture Company
Online: Liquid
Artist: Jim Bohn
Producer: Terry O'Gara
Mix: LIME Studios
Engineer: Dave Wagg

Johnnie Walker "Keep Walking" with Haile Gebrselassie

Johnnie Walker Just Keep Walking commercial featuring Haile Gebrselassie. Giant Film's lastest commercial directed by Ian Gabriel for Johnnie Walker's first African Giant, World Record marathon runner Haile Gebrselassie. Shot on location in Ethiopia. The behind the scenes and making Of Filmed & Edited by Greg Webster of Giant Films.
Advertising Agency: King James, Cape Town, South Africa
Creative Director: Michael Wilson
Art Director: Janine Wittrowski
Copywriter: Michael Wilson
Agency Producer: Kathi Jones
Production Company: Giant Films, Cape Town, South Africa
Director: Ian Gabriel
Executive Producer: Cindy Gabriel

Tassimo The Brewbot Beats Commercial

Agency: BEI NG
Alisa Sengel-Wixom: Creative Director
Kris Wixom: Creative Director
Ani Munoz :Copy Writer / Art Director
Isabella Castano: Art Director
Amber Wimmer: Media Arts Producer

Production/3D Animation Company: 1ST AVE
Kris Mercado: Director
Will Rexer: DP
Arvind Palep: Creative Director
Sam Penfield: Executive Producer
Ruhiya Nurrudin: Head of Production
Natalie Rose: Producer/Post Producer
Morgan Schweitzer: Storyboard Artist
Michael Merron: Character Design
Todd Danielle: Modeling
Jonathan Vitagliano: Editor
Gavin Guerra: Tracker
John Michael Buban: Rigging
Caius Wong: 3D Lead
Lu Liu: Lead Compositor
Ryan Gottila: Compositor
Nick Dubois: Animation
Ihsu Yoon: Animation, Additional 3D
Rob Dollase: Additional Animation
Beryl Chen: Roto

Music: SOUTH
Composers: Chris James, Jon Darling Dan Pritikin

Sound Design: PLUSH
Engineer: Rob Fielack
Assitant Engineers: Phil Buffone and Morgan Stoner

Color and Finishing: Smoke and M irrors
Colorist: Ben Eagleton
Flame Artist: Sam Caine
Producer: Barbara Kontarovich

Infiniti Commercial Naughty Snowball Takes Out A BMW

You just have to love this new ad Infiniti, where an Infiniti owner takes offense by his BMW owning neighbor throwing snowballs at him. He plots his revenge by taking out his car with a giant snowball.
Advertising Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Rob Schwartz
Group Creative Director: Kerry Feuerman
Creative Director: Bob Rayburn / Patrick Condo
Art Director: Chase Madrid
Copy Writer: Chris DeNinno
Executive Director of Integrated Production: Richard O’Neill
Senior Producer: David Hoogenakker
Managing Director: Walt Smith
Account Director: Dan Pardo
Account Person: Bryan Reugebrink
Business Manager: Robin Rossi
Production Company: Mothership, USA
President: Ed Ulbrich
Executive Producer: Tanya Cohen

Director: David Rosenbaum
Producer: Julien Lemaitre
Director of Photography: Mattias Montero
Visual Effects by: Digital Domain
President of Commercial Division: Ed Ulbrich
Executive Producer: Jim Riche
VFX Supervisor: James Atkinson
CG Supervisor: Lee Carlton
VFX Producer: Nicola Wiseman

VFX Coordinator: Stephanie Escobar

Matte painter: Dark Hoffman

Houdini fX Artist: Youngsam Suh
Maya fX Artist: Wayne Hollingsworth

Maya fX Artist Ken Jones

Lighting: Kenny Jackson
Roto Artist: Hilery Copeland

Flame Compositor: Jeff Heusser, Lisa Tomei
Nuke Compositor: Robin Graham, Beejin Tan

Tracking: Michael Lori
On-set Integration: Jesse James Chisolm
Music Company: Elias
Sound Designer: 740 Sound Design / Andrew Tracy
Mix House: Play

Zales Christmas Commercials "OMG" and "Speechless"

The new christmas holiday commercials for Zales Diamonds The Oh My Gosh Store entitled "OMG" and the second Zales Ad How Did You Know Store entitled "Speechless."

The ads also feature the music and song "Girl is on my mind" from by blues-rock band, the Black Keys. "You know her, We know diamonds."
Advertising Agency: GSD&M Idea City, USA
Executive Creative Director: Mike Wilson
Group Creative Directors: Brent Ladd
Creative Director / Art Director: Ralph Yznaga
Creative Director / Copywriter: Ray Longoria
Art Director: Keli Linehan
Copywriter: Charlie Wolff
Executive Producer: Brent Holt
Prod Company: Beast Austin
Editor: Sam Sellis
Account Service: Jennifer Warren, Shannon Lugo, Walter Harris, Jamie Bruno
Marketplace Planning: Jasmin Esquivel
Production Co: HSI
Director: Irv Blitz
Producer: Franny Freiberger
Post Production: Chemical Effects & Beast Austin
Editor: Shauna Prescott & Jim Reed
Producer: Liz Hiza & Cara Sturgiss

Troy Polamalu Polamolecule Commercial for Head & Shoulders

Troy Polamalu and Head & Shoulders the "Polamolecule" commercial, this ad campaign just keeps rolling out great commercials with the star football player.
Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Con Williamson
Creative Director / Copywriter: Neil Levin
Creative Director / Art Director: Michael Vaughan
North American Creative Director: Daniel Mailliard
Senior Agency Producer: Peter Ostella
Production Company: Supply & Demand
Executive Producer: Tim Case
Director: Greg Popp
Line Producer: Henri Dragonas
Editing Company: Cosmo Street
Editor: Craig Deardorff
Animation: Public
Sound Design: Henry Boy

Lindsey Vonn Likes the White Stuff in 'Got Milk' Print Ad Campaign

Lindsey Vonn does print ads for "Got Milk?".

Gold medal-winning  downhill  skier Lindsey Vonn is  the  latest  calicium-conscious
athlete to don the famous milk moustache for the Body by Milk nutritional campaign.
Vonn  recently  unveiled  two  new “Got Milk?”  ads  to  help    share the benefits of
drinking low-fat milk. “Whether pouring it on your cereal or drinking it in a smoothie,
latte, or straight up in a glass,  a healthy diet with low-fat milk can help you look and
feel  great.  They say you are what you eat.    So drinking  lowfat milk helps give me
confidence  that  my body’s  getting  nutrients  it  needs  to  be  my  best and to look
my best.”
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