FirstBank - Puppet Business (2016) :30 (USA)

Blah blah blah. Politicians are all talk and no action. Instead of saying "you didn't build that." FirstBank says "Thank you," to the small business owners who actually do create jobs and keep the economy going. So much satire in this election-themed spot. Not the least of which is the fact that the candidates are puppets. This ad aired during the debates (I assume regionally in Arizona, California and Colorado where the banks are located) during the first debate. I'll bet it was hard to tell where the debate ended and this began.

Client: FirstBank
Agency: TDA Boulder
Creative Director/Copywriter: Jeremy Seibold
Associate Creative Director/Art Director: Barrett Brynestad
Exec. Creative Director: Jonathan Schoenberg
Director of Client Services: Christi Tucay Clark
Account Supervisor: Colleen Callahan
Director of Strategy: Constance DeCherney
Agency Producer: Susan Fisher
Prod. Co.: MJZ, Los Angeles
Director: Perlorian Brothers
D.P.: Sebastian Pfaffenbichler
Exec Producer: David Zander/Eriks Krumins
Line Producer: Jay Shapiro
Puppets Created by: Legacy Effects
Puppet Supervisor: Alan Scott
Shoot Location: Pasadena, CA
Editorial/Post: Cosmo Street, Santa Monica
Editor: Katz
Asst. Editor: Nellie Phillips
Exec Producer: Yvette Cobarrubias-Sears
Prod.: Marie Mangahas/Chelsea Spensley
Color Correct: Apache, Santa Monica
Telecine Operator: Steve Rodriguez
Mix/Sound Design: Lime Studios, Santa Monica
Engineer: Zach Fisher
Animation: Bernard Tan, Los Angeles
Business Mgr.: Tricia Krasnesk

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