Posted July 23, 2014
I like me some Nun humour. And a British accent.
Posted July 22, 2014
Montana’s has releases the world’s first ad campaign paid for in meat.
To prove that Montana’s Best of BBQ Sampler event is irresistible, the Montana’s team tried to shoot an entire ad campaign by bartering with BBQ ribs, sausages, chicken, brisket, and shrimp. And it worked.
Created by Vancouver-based ad agency One Twenty Three West, Montana’s surprised real businesses in Toronto by simply walking in and offering a plate of BBQ meat in exchange for goods and services.
Over two days of bartering and shooting, they received a psychic reading, an MMA lesson, a manicure, a yoga lesson, men’s skin care products, some new shoes, a haircut, a bouquet of flowers, an area rug, a massage (view below) and even a real tattoo.
But the bartering didn’t end there. The entire production crew and the advertising agency agreed to take part of their payment in BBQ.
Posted July 21, 2014
I love Neil Patrick Harris. And this spot for Heineken Light is awesome. I hear there are more spots rolling out in this campaign too. Yay.
Posted July 14, 2014
Nice – Sean Astin reprises his role as Rudy in this commercial for ESPN that explains the new College Football Playoff.
Posted July 3, 2014
This little spot for American Signature Furniture was created by Translation, directed by Harold Einstein (dummy), and edited by Dave Anderson who is now at Arcade Edit (this spot was done at Mackenzie Cutler).
Posted July 2, 2014
I love director Margo Weathers’ fashionable eye, and I love that she’s brought that to this new Downy spot for Grey New York.
Weathers, who created this commercial via Supply&Demand, describes the spot as a threesome between a man, a woman and their clothes. The spot reminds me a bit of Axe’s “Getting Dressed“, one of my favourite spots ever, but I’m ok with that.
Posted June 13, 2014
Clever. I love this spot. VISA’s new World Cup spot features some of the world’s most peaceful people, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, getting all fired-up talking about their teams.
“United in Rivalry” features Oscar Arias (Costa Rica, 1987 winner), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia, 2011 winner), Sir Bob Geldof (Ireland, 2006 nominee), David Trimble (Northern Ireland, 1998 winner) and Lech Walesa (Poland, 1983 winner).
Posted June 12, 2014
Girls aren’t just pretty, they are pretty brilliant.
In conjunction with MAKERS, a website dedicated to showing the stories of women, Verizon has launched “Inspire Her Mind.”
The first spot. above and directed by Community Films’ Pam Thomas, shows a girl in situations where she is either encouraged to be more girlie, or less like a boy.
The campaign is in line with Verizon’s work to encourage children to become interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the Verizon Foundation. Created by AKQA, the campaign was born out of research that shows there’s a significant drop-off in women interested in these fields between childhood and adulthood.
Found via AdWeek. It’s their Ad of the Day.
Posted June 10, 2014
My Dad once drove a cube van 5 hours for me, helped me move in all my stuff, and then he drove 5 hours home right after. My Dad’s the best. Oh, and I was moving to intern – not even a real job!
Nice work guys. Full credits.
Posted May 20, 2014
Aren’t long weekends the best? Yesterday was Victoria Day in Canada, a Bank Holiday, in honour of Queen Victoria. To my friends to the south – if you spelled honour with a “u”, you might have had a long weekend too.
In honour of the glorious day I had off yesterday, here’s some new work for Victoria Gin. This spot for the spirited namesake brand, created by Toronto-based Entrinsic and directed by Christopher Wahl, raises a glass to Queen Victoria, recounting her reign with some truly unexpected (yet entirely true) facts.