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Dabitch in uniform, Sweden circa 1989

Adland resurrected - heck we do it to dead movie stars and ad slogans, so why not Adland itself.

I suppose I should apologize for the long absence. It was a forced vacation if you will.

Coronavirus is a sign for us to end the open office floor plan

I got to thinking about the atrocity that is the open office plan, and it led me to tweet this.
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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary minds

So here we are.
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Updating your LinkedIn. During a Pandemic.

Updating your LinkedIn resume--during a pandemic I don't mean to brag, but I've gotten out of bed, made meals for my family, went for wal
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The One Club Offers Free COVID-19 Jobs Board to help global industry during pandemic

Simple resource created to help global job seekers find openings at agencies, design studios, production companies and brands.

Thrive wants you to know you can still get your weed delivered

THRIVE Cannabis Marketplace, is the largest independently owned cannabis retailer in Nevada.

Taskade announces 6-month free upgrade to its Pro version to help teams working from home.

Taskade, a Y-Combinator backed startup, launches a real-time organization and collaboration platform for distributed teams.

Doner : "When the Motor Stops." (2020)

With COVID-19 spreading in Michigan, ad agency Doner, headquartered in Detroit since the 1930s, chose to send a message of strength and resilience t

RCLUB emphasizes the emotional aspect of high-performance driving in Joy of Driving

New work from Smaller Agency and Someplace Nice showcases traditional sports car elements, but adds a crucial layer of humanity. Driving repre
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Adland's Podcast ep 3: Ian David, founder of FEARLESS on the future

This time on Adland's podcast, in the episode I chat with Ian David, founder of Fearless, a creative network of mavericks.

The UN releases six creative briefs that they want your help with

The UN has just released six creative briefs for anyone to take a stab at.

Shutterstock created new virtual backgrounds for all your teleconferencing needs

Shutterstock created new virtual backgrounds for all your teleconferencing needs

Can we stop with the coronavirus ads already

My LinkedIn feed is polluted with dozens upon dozens of brands (or students making spec ads for said brands) all manipulating their logos in an effort

Musicians and labels are adapting to the Coronavirus Age

With furloughs and layoffs of fulltime staff and freelance gigs disappearing, this month has been rough for a lot of people in advertising.

Chiquita Banana encourages everyone to stay home, including the Chiquita Banana logo lady.

Chiquita Banana encourages everyone to stay home, including the Chiquita Banana logo lady.

The Fifth appoints LADbible’s Sam Coleman to lead commercial strategy

he Fifth, a full-service influencer marketing and talent agency backed by News UK, today announces the appointment of Sam Coleman as Commercial Direct
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A Creative Director wrote the Joy of Pandemic Cooking to help us through these times

As many people adjust to working from home, one creative decided to turn lemons into lemonade, literally.

School buses have been repurposed to deliver wifi hotspots for pupils studying from home.

Creativity truly blooms in a crisis.

Minecraft now offering educational content

Nike - #playinside #playfortheworld

Nike tells everyone to stay inside
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Adland's Podcast ep 1: Harry and Meghan rebranding - what can the Sussex ex-royals do?

In these strange quarantined times, we chat with Belén Wilson about the future for Harry and Meghan. The brand.

Omnicom joins every other holding company in mandating work-from-home policy

A nifty headline over at MediaPost suggested that a Change.org petition signed by 82 people was the reason why a holding company of 70,000+ employees
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An open message to ad students

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Adland's Podcast Episode 2: The Corona conundrum

I talk with freelancing Creative Director Evan Brown who is not allowed back to the Bay Area due to the Corona Virus spread and safety precautions tak

Apple: Behind The Mac- International Women's Day (2020) :48 (USA)

Apple's Here's To The Crazy Ones, er Behind The Mac without voice over, is back for International Women's Day.

Bernie Sanders - Feel the Bern / Obama (2020) :30 (USA)

"Bernie is somebody who has the virtue of saying exactly what he believes.

Sheba - Cat Scan - print USA

Aw, how cute.

Jay Russell, Chief Creative Officer of GSD&M, Named Chairperson for the 2020 AMP Awards

From navigating the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Wars to jogging around the world, Russell sees music and sound as being an essential part of an ad’s stor

Chipotle - Sydney / Sizzle Soundtrack (2020) :30 (USA)

Timber Collaborates Once Again With Director Errol Morris On New Chipotle Campaign for Ad Agency Venables, Bell & Partners

BBDO NY’s “Back-to-School Essentials” Wins Best of Show At One Screen Short Film Festival

One Screen honors all forms and aspects of short films — fiction, comedy, passion projects, branded content, music videos, animation, sound, movie pos

Hecho studios hires live nation alum Adam Milano as head of development

Independent content maker expands leadership team as it reports explosive growth.

Comedy Director Amber Schaefer Joins Caviar for US Commercial & Branded Content Representation

Los Angeles-based Amber Schaefer brings her pitch-perfect comedy direction to the Caviar roster.

Writer & Director Marshall Tyler’s Powerful Short Film Cap Available on HBO On Demand

Produced by LA-based studio Eastern Blocc, Cap embodies the emerging production studio’s goal to tell stories with a social impact.
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Diet Madison Avenue Defamation case moves forward.

Ralph Watson, former chief creative officer of CP+B’s Boulder office, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Diet Madison Avenue, an anonymous Instagr

PUMA and Havas Media Group Tapped Firefly to Launch New Sky Dreamer Sneakers with hologram at NBA All-Star Weekend

First-ever holographic activation of its kind appeared on top of vehicles parked throughout Chicago

BAFTA-Winning Director John Crowley Signs to RSA Films

RSA Films welcomes award-winning theatre and film director John Crowley to the UK/US commercial roster.

Brandon Nicholas Brings His Visually Striking Direction To The More Media Roster

Brandon Nicholas is a skilled filmmaker across all aspects of the craft, with a distinct blend of design, emotion, performance, and narrative driving

Pornhub continues its ethics-washing with a Valentine's Day pop-up

Today on Adage there's an article with the headline "Inside Pornhub's unexpectedly buttoned-up Valentine's Day pop-up." Fo

Boston Pizza - A Valentine’s Day Surprise from Boston Pizza (2020) (Canada)

A Valentine’s Day Surprise from Boston Pizza A couple in a long-distance relationship are brought together to share a heart-shaped pizza.

Producer Anne Strock Joins Lucky Post

Lucky Post welcomes producer Anne Strock to the company.

Woman-Owned Production Company Kin Launches in Los Angeles

a group of distinctly fresh perspectives coalesce under the kin banner

Good Company Signs Director Maxime Quoilin

Bicoastal creative studio Good Company has added multidisciplinary filmmaker Maxime Quoilin to its award-winning roster of creatives and directors in

FullContact - Connecting data (2020) :60 (USA)

Connecting data. Consolidating identities. Applying insights.

Nike launches "Class workout" retro eighties campaign for Super Reps sneaker range on Instagram

Nike has launched a fun energising social campaign ‘Class Workout’ to launch the new Super Reps sneaker range.

Apollo Music Store rebrands to become "Bopper"

Apollo Music Store, the only music platform built for the advertising industry, announced today a new look and feel for its offering, as well as a new

Lifetime - GET HOOKED (2020) :60 (USA)

“Hooked” follows a suburban mom telling her friend a tale so compelling and outrageous that soon others begin to eavesdrop and follow along to see how

LA Models & NEER Motion Celebrate The Oscars Season With "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again” spot

When Director Sandro Suppnig and Choreographer Lockhart Brownlie met last fall an idea was born: to create a film that taps into the Zeitgeist by feat

Toyota Highlander: Go All Out In Style (2020) :30 (USA)

Cat Wilson, Dawn Richard, Nadine Ellis, and Ciara Carter go all out

Boundary-Pushing Director Leo Zuckerman Signs with Golden LA

Toronto-based director, producer, and photographer Leo Zuckerman has joined Golden LA for his first US representation.

Universal - Fast & Furious 9 SuperBowl LIV - 'Hallelujah' (2020) :30 (USA)

Fast & Furious 9 SuperBowl LIV

Harrah’s Resort Superbowl LIV - "Funner - More than a place" (2020) :30 (USA)

Rob Riggle Returns as the Mayor of Funner, CA For Harrah’s Resort Southern California Super Bowl Spot Directed by Caviar’s Benjamin Mege

Universal / MGM - Bond No Time To Die (2020) :30 (USA)

This 30 second trailer aired in the superbowl LIV 2020
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Award-winning Filmmaker Carolina Markowicz Joins Lief’s Powerhouse Pride

London based production company Lief have signed screenwriter and director Carolina Markowicz for commercial representation.

Adidas Originals - Superstan Stan Smith (2020) :60 (USA)

This is the new adidas Originals’ “Superstan” campaign - directed, photographed and edited by RSA Films’ Marie Schuller

Marvel Studios & Disney+ - The Universe is expanding (2020) :60 (USA)

The Universe is expanding. Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki are coming soon to Disney+.

Porsche “The Heist” (2020) :60 (USA)

If given the choice of all the cars in the legendary Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, which car would you choose if you had to catch a stolen Porsche?
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Hummer - 'Quiet Revolution' Featuring LeBron James (2020) :30 (USA)

Hummer is now an electric vehicle
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Sabra - How do you 'mus? #HowImmus (2020) :30 (USA)

Celebrities and drag queens eat hummous.

Planters - Mr Peanut Tribute / Rebirth (2020) :30 (USA)

The official name of this in early releases was "rebirth", which gave the punchline away.

Indiana Farmers Bureau Insurance - Skydiving (2020) :30 (USA)

An interesting Superbowl LIV ad, a slow pan out from a man's face....

Trump 2020 - Alice Johnson / Criminal Justice reform / Superbowl LIV (2020) :60 (USA)

The story about Alice Johnson carries this ad.

P&G Procter & Gamble - When We Come Together - (2020)

Sofía Vergara is a host of a party

Tide - Masked Singer / Coming up Next #Laundrylater (2020) :15 (USA)

Even after the game during the Masked Singer, Charlie Day finds it’s still not time for laundry.

Tide - | Bud Knight now, #LaundryLater (2020) :15 (USA)

Bud Knight now, #LaundryLater
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Tide - Wonder Woman now, #LaundryLater (2020) :15 (USA)

Tide Super Bowl LIV Commercial 2020 |

Tide - Finally Later, #LaundryLater

It's finally later

NFL - Inspire Change / Cousin Cory (2020) :50 (USA)

Inspire Change

NFL - NEXT 100 / Blond Mohawk (2020) Live 2:25 (USA)

Ends in a live shot on Fox

Toyota - Time Travel / Ft Cobie Smulders (2020) :60 (USA)

Saatchi & Saatchi brings us this for Go Highlander.

Verizon - The Amazing Things 5G Won't Do - 5G Built Right (2020) :45 (USA)

The Amazing Things 5G Won't Do
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Walmart - United Towns (2020) :60 (USA)

Walmart - United Tons (2020) :60 (USA)

Rocket Mortgage - Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa for Rocket Mortgage

Tide - #LaundryLater (2020) :40 (USA)

Tide pod

Oikos #YoGlutes

Work those glutes

Facebook: Ready to Rock? (2020) :60 (USA)

Facebook groups.
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Planters ditches their "death of Mr Peanut" Superbowl ad, moves "rebirth" up to earlier in game

Planters has wisely decided that the commercial showing Mr Peanut plunging to his death isn't appropriate at this time, and will instead air only

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