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Friday, Aug. 15, 2008
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Against a black backdrop, a bright yellow sash drops from above and down it comes a Cirque du Soleil performer/gymnast. That elegant descent that's a cross between dance and acrobatics is then matched by another performer who twirls down a second yellow sash. These two yellow ribbons separated by...
Friday, Jul. 18, 2008
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Carolina Melis of Nexus Productions , London, directed and designed "Hands," an animated piece for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) which will serve as part of the organization's extensive Europe-wide campaign. The film was commissioned by the Council of Europe...
Friday, Jun. 20, 2008
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A man is committing a rite of summer, firing up the barbecue in his backyard. But this conventional slice of life takes an unconventional turn as a chicken sitting barbecue side talks to the man who's going to cook him. The chicken himself has a wandering eye as he checks out a good looking woman...
Friday, Jun. 6, 2008
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HARRISON FORD WAXES PHILOSOPHICAL ABOUT ENVIRONMENT FOR CONSERVATION GROUP Actor Harrison Ford goes to great lengths and pain to convey a pro-ecology message. Looking into the camera as he unbuttons his shirt, he relates, "When rainforest gets slashed and burned, it releases tons of carbon into the...
Friday, May. 23, 2008
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DDB CANADA ADOPTS SEXY SUMO STRATEGY Picture hot girls in wet t-shirts washing an SUV--except instead of females, the participants are huge male Sumo wrestlers. This bizarre hand car wash, though, seems to be working, cleaning the grime off of a muddy Subaru SUV Forester. Adding to the ambience,...
Friday, May. 9, 2008
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HARRY COCCIOLO, GEORDIE STEPHENS PLAY BALL WITH OAKLAND A'S, AGENCY ELEVEN Harry Cocciolo and Geordie Stephens of Santa Monica-based Tool of North America teamed as creatives and directors of a multi-spot campaign for the Oakland A's out of San Francisco ad agency Eleven. With industry roots as...
Friday, Apr. 25, 2008
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GIVING AND GETTING BACK FOR CHARITY This PSA campaign takes an offbeat comedic path in order to drum up support for the YAI Brighter Futures Society, a group of young professionals committed to the mission of the YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network to help people with...
Friday, Apr. 11, 2008
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CRISPIN SPEAKS WITH MORNING TONGUE FOR BK A man wakes up with "morning tongue," which we cannot see at first but clearly feel its presence as his erect tongue props up his bedsheet. The stand-up tongue is also evident through a somewhat hazy shower glass door and then underneath a scarf when he...
Friday, Mar. 28, 2008
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In its 2008 Spanish-language TV campaign entitled "Leyendas" ("Legends"), the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), has wrapped the spots "Elfo" ("Elf") and "Bruja" ("Witch") directed by Pucho Mentasti of Blue Productora, Buenos Aires, for agency Grupo Gallegos , Long Beach, Calif. There are 30-...
Friday, Mar. 14, 2008
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DRAWINGS COME TO LIFE FOR UPS UPS' ongoing "Whiteboard" campaign out of The Martin Agency , Richmond, Va., takes on a new dimension with its latest batch of spots as the drawings on the whiteboard--penned by on-camera spokesman Andy Azula, The Martin Agency's creative director on the UPS account--...