LOS ANGELES—Original has reached out to London to sign one of the UK’s top commercial comedy directors. Nick Jones has directed funny spots for eHarmony, Sony PlayStation, AT&T, Mercedes, Walmart, McDonald’s, Kia, Heineken and scores of other brands. Original will represent him exclusively for advertising projects in the United States.
Ready to play Pac Man wherever you are in the real world right now? Hit up Google Maps, note the pac man button at the bottom left next to satellite view. Click it, get your arrow-fingers ready, and waste your entire day gobbling up little pills on a world wide map while ghosts follow you around. Works really well, is very amusing, and just as addicting as the original Pac Man was, if not more considering you can play the whole world here. Best not to start doing this quite yet or your productivity will be shot to hell this week.
Hey EDM artists: Were you ever just sitting around after a successful gig and wondering, man, I just wish there was a way I could have an Ex-Cops McDonald's experience? Well look no further, because the charmingly named Beatgasm is the place for you. It's a place where you can listen to EDM that's been "expertly curated" by mood and genre and location. And best of all for listeners it's absolutely free! Whoo!
This week in London, insurance company Beagle Street decided to "Release the Pounds" in a publicity stunt to promote the finding of its latest survey. £5000 worth of beautiful origami dogs were dispersed across the capital for all and sundry to discover.
Bicoastal / International production company Savage welcomes Mike G to its roster. Mike brings experience working with a client list including Braun, Burger King, Dannon, Doritos, Ebay, Hyundai, Kool-Aid, MTV, Nickelodeon, PepsiCo and SunnyD.
Integrated production company ACNE welcomes Swedish directing duo Mårlind & Stein, comprising of Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, to its pool of talented filmmakers in the U.S. Uniquely collaborative, the duo has been working together for over a decade on films, commercials, and television. They are best known for helming #1 U.S. box office hit Underworld: Awakening, starring Kate Beckinsale, and the popular Scandinavian crime drama series BRON, which has aired in 160 countries and been remade in the U.S.