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Friday, Jun. 8, 2007
Short Takes
A HANDFUL FOR AN EYEFUL The offbeat humor of Skittles has made its way north of the U.S. border with a three-spot package--"Abs," "Bike" and "Chop"-- out of TBWA oronto directed by Jim Hosking via production house OPC, Toronto. In "Bike," for instance, a teenager bored to tears in a classroom...
Friday, May. 25, 2007
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LEAVING VEGAS FOR THE TRACK Having fun with and debunking the adage "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," is a three-spot campaign for California Thoroughbred Horse Racing co-directed by Eric Joiner and Robert Richardson, ASC, of bicoastal Tool of North America for Rubin Postaer and Associates...
Friday, May. 11, 2007
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FINALLY A QUALIFIED CANDIDATE Susie Flynn is 10 years old and is running for president as the voice for some nine million children in this country without health insurance. The "Elect Susie" campaign was created by Fallon Minneapolis for Children's Defense Fund (CDF) to help build awareness of its...
Friday, Apr. 27, 2007
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A SUNNY FINAL RESTING PLACE A bikini-clad teenage girl climbs into a tanning bed, presumably to give her skin a healthy glow. But graphics say any glow will be otherwise as a message reads, "UV rays can cause melanoma." As she basks in the artificial sunshine, a second message informs us that it...
Friday, Apr. 13, 2007
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HILL HOLLIDAY COMES UP SHORT FOR BGCL Late last year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lynn, Mass. (BGCL) approached Hill Holliday , Boston, for fund-raising help. After a series of discussions, it became clear that traditional outdoor, print and broadcast wouldn't suffice and that instead a short film...
Friday, Mar. 23, 2007
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THE BUCK STOPS HERE A deliciously funny nine-spot campaign directed by Jayson Moyer, who recently joined Crossroads Films (bicoastal, Chicago and London), shows us the value of a buck at McDonald's and elsewhere. At the former, a dollar can go a long way in terms of a tasty meal. But in the world...
Friday, Mar. 9, 2007
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PINBALL WIZARD A young man walks out of a corner market with his purchase, a can of Pepsi, in hand. He pops it open and then suddenly a huge boulder-sized Pepsi logo ball is seen careening towards him. It runs him over, picking him up as a passenger as he bounces all about through the streets of...
Friday, Feb. 23, 2007
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BENT ON RECYCLING To a catchy jingle (see this week's Top 10 Spot Tracks Chart), plastic grocery bags serenade their way out of dark cupboards to see the light of day. Our protagonist bag, a plastic pied piper of sorts, croons for that one bright day when "some human would figure out that serving...
Friday, Feb. 9, 2007
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DELI-STYLE BRAIN SURGERY This graphic spot opens on a deli meat slicer, but instead of a corned beef or pastrami brisket being loaded onto the machine, we see a human brain locked into position. As choice cuts of gray matter are sliced off before our eyes, a voiceover provides context, noting that...
Friday, Jan. 26, 2007
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PAY IT BACKWARDS Whereas the "pay it forward" mantra is to pass good deeds along, the antithesis of that is exhibited in Comcast's "Cranky" in which an office employee, upset by his woefully slow Internet connection, snaps at an elderly co-worker, mimicking her jolly greeting, "How's it going,...

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