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The Best Work You May Never See: Droga5, Director Malik Vitthal Help We Become "Us" In Y Anthem Spot


Robert Goldrich
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017


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YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) launches the second phase of “For a better us,” a multimedia positioning campaign that focuses on nationwide unity and strengthening community bonds through programs and resources available at 2,700 Ys across the country. The campaign, which debuted in 2016, aims to change perceptions about the Y and raise awareness that the Y is one of the most effective and enduring nonprofit organizations in the country. In more than 10,000 communities across the country, the Y focuses on strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

A key component in the campaign's brand new phase is this anthem TV spot titled “Us” which takes viewers on a journey that explores what the idea of “us” means in our country, the ways in which our bonds are fraying, and how the Y helps make them whole again through safe spaces, community outreach, mentorship, volunteerism and more. 

Malik Vitthal of The Corner Shop directed the :90 “Us” for Droga5 New York.


Client The Y Agency Droga5 NY David Droga, creative chairman; Ted Royer, chief creative officer; Kevin Brady, executive creative director; Casey Rand, Karen Short, group creative directors; Gabe Sherman, copywriter; Gage Young, art director; Patrick Newman, James Gross, jr. copywriters; Sonja Johnson, Gianna D’Amico, jr. art directors; Sally-Ann Dale, chief creation officer; Jesse Brihm, Bryan Litman, co-directors of film production; Gabija Blake, producer, film; Tony Xie, associate producer, film; Mike Ladman, music supervisor. Production The Corner Shop Malik Vitthal, director; Ashley Connor, DP; Anna Hashmi, exec producer; Jennifer Duffy, producer. Editorial Work Editorial Adam Robinson, editor; Theo Mercado, assistant editor; Erica Thompson, exec producer; Sari Resnick, producer. Postproduction Blacksmith Charlotte Arnold, exec producer; Alexa Mauro, producer; Daniel Morris, lead 2D artist; Steve Koenig, Margolit Steiner, Jay Lee, 2D artists. Color Company 3 Tom Poole, colorist; Alexandra Lubrano, producer. Music Minbal Benjamin Balcom, composer. Sound Sonic Union Michael Marinelli, mixer; Patrick Sullivan, Justine Cortale, producers.

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