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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.

Shot on iPhone - Vertical Cinema / directed by Damien Chazelle (2020) 9:16

Best Director Oscar winner for 2016's La La Land, Damien Chazelle, has directed a love story through the ages using the world's most hated f

Nike's split screen ad exposes Nike's split personality

Excellent split-screen editing aside, the new Nike ad offends people both internally at Nike as well as the consumers they hoped to attract.

Extra Gum - Real Friend Request (2020) :30 (USA)

This ad for Extra works on the insight that teenagers spend an extreme amount of time staring at screens and neglecting real relationships.
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adidas "Whats one more" (2020) 2:08 (USA)

adidas just made a fantastic ad celebrating the "one more," attitude that the best athletes have.

Infor - Brooks Koepka - To be the best, you need the right tools (2020) :54 (USA)

One of golf’s leading players Brooks Koepka will appear on TV screens across America in a funny commercial that pokes fun at business software.

Hey Baby Adds Double the Creative Spark to Their Rosterwith Directors Poppy Gordon & Duncan Wolfe

Los Angeles-based commercial production house Hey Baby welcomes two bright young directors to its roster.

Warren Fu Directs Animated 8-Chapter Epic for The Strokes’ “Ode to the Mets”

Feeling more like an art installation or visual poem than a music video, Warren Fu of Partizan directs an animated epic for The Strokes’ “Ode to the M

Director Tamika Miller Signs With Wondros Collective, Expanding the Company’s Directorial Roster for Commercials & Branded Content Projects

Wondros Collective’s Executive Producer Danielle Peretz continues to expand the commercial/branded content division’s Directorial roster with the sign
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Netflix goes the cheap route to appease the trans cause du jour, which may cost them.

As Kidsleepy noted in an earlier article headlined Wokevertising for fun and profit, advertising has a way of jumping onto the cause du jour head firs
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Pattern Integrity Films: #AmericaWakeUp (2020) 2:00 (USA)

I'm not sure how the startup film studio in Portland, Pattern Integrity Films, secured the rights to George Carlin's famous speech, he was f

Editor & Director Alexander Hammer Joins Good Company

Multitalented creative Alexander Hammer joins the Good Company roster fresh off directing and editing the Amy Schumer docu-series Expecting Amy, out J

Mosquito Hunters - Mailman bite / Grandma bite (2020) (USA)

Mosquito Hunters is a franchise that operates seasonally in 22 states.

AudioMob and Targetspot combine to revolutionise in-game advertising

Online, in-app gaming is an estimated $65billion (£51billion) industry with huge, highly engaged audiences ranging across all age groups, gender and g
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Vote for the best art in the #ARTXFREEDOM content

#ARTXFREEDOM exists to gather and join forces with artists to fight a battle against sexual exploitation.
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Wokevertising for fun and profit.

The advertising world only cares about causes just long enough for one or two award seasons before they move on to something else that is considered f

Bud Light - Take Me Out To The Ball Game (2020) :30 (USA)

"Wherever there’s a game to watch, there’s a Bud Light there." this Bud Light ad sends up a balloon of hope that we will have sports back so

Director Ric Cantor Signs to Interrogate

Interrogate is pleased to announce the signing of award-winning director and writer Ric Cantor for U.S. representation. Cantor, whose previous U.S.

ADLEAK: Whistleblowers invited

AdLeaker is an anonymous whistleblower hotline where concerned insiders can securely release tips, documents, data, and other information about the ad
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Mastercard / True Name - Paying as transgender (2020) :60

I don't know why we're doing this soft-launch of "true name" Mastercard again, they did this last year in June timing it all nicel

Reddit bans women's & feminist subs in their clean-up effort, making "Reddithateswomen" trend

Reddit banned over 2000 "hate subs" on June 29, attempting to quell "hateful and violent speech".

ThinkLA Names New Executive Director : Don Lupo

Susan Franceschini has stepped down as Executive Director of ThinkLA after leading the association for 17 years.

Andy Main appointed as global chief executive officer of Ogilvy

Global Head of Deloitte Digital succeeds John Seifert, who announced his plans to step down in April this year

Pulse Films Signs Director Haley Elizabeth Anderson

Los Angeles, USA. Wednesday 1st July 2020: Pulse Films have announced the signing of director Haley Elizabeth Anderson to its roster.
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Erich Funke Launches NineLives Group Under One Worldwide Virtual Roof

A Global Consortium of Advertising and Marketing Specialists Without Traditional Agency Costs and Constraints

‘Remember the Rainbow’ to support diversity

The rainbow is a powerful symbol of respect and equality around the world.
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Omelet advertising sued for whistleblower retaliation against employee

According to NBC Los Angeles, ACD Tiffani Harcrow is suing Omelet, "alleging she was wrongfully fired in May for expressing concerns about the ho

Rick Wilson travels back in time to shame Domino's, gets ass handed to him.

In today's Boomer news, Republican Strategist Rick Wilson attempted to pwn Domino's pizza today for committing the sin of responding to a Tw

Band-Aid® plans to launch a range of bandages that "embrace the beauty of diverse skin"

Band-aid® have finally caught up and have announced that they are "committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of

RBC "Dustin Johnson for team RBC" (2020) :30 (USA)

Battery, the L.A.

Wiener’s Circle "We’re Here For You" (2020) 1:18 (USA)

The Weiner's Circle is an iconic and beloved Chicago eatery that serves up hotdogs with a side of mutual abuse.
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Adland's Podcast ep 7: "Social by Default" duo on the most recent events in social media

This week on Adland's podcast we discuss social media, and recent events with "Social By Default" duo, Sarah Larsson Bernhardt @sanasil

“I Happen to Like New York” - A Loving Tribute to New Yorkers and the City’s Front-Line Workers

Arts & Sciences’ new PSA film for United Way New York City celebrates the city’s innate ability to retain its essence, even in the face of a globa

Nike and Beats by Dre respond to George Floyd's murder.

Tensions are running high on day two of protests and riots across America in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of murderous police.

Yard and SpeakUpAfrica Promote Hygiene and Social Distancing in Africa Through Pop Culture and Influencers

Yard (part of the Sid Lee Paris collective) created this for NGO SpeakUpAfrica to educate African youth on social distancing gestures.

L.A.-based Battery is offering free marketing services for local small businesses

Battery, the L.A.

Lucky Expands Design & Animation Representation With Award-Winning Talent

Lucky has expanded through creative partnerships with award-winning, versatile talent whose work is bold, memorable, and diverse.

Rupert Neve enlists producers to help you #washandlearn

NYC Footy - #Respectthedistance - translating soccer’s free-kick distance to social distance (2020) :60 (USA)

NYC Footy, a soccer community located in New York, are helping to raise awareness of social distancing by pointing out that in the game of footballs (

"Remote Filming" software launches for global production industry use - nice timing.

Believe it or not, Remote Filming was actually in development long before Coronavirus showed up giving budding filmmakers ample opportunity for empty

Åsk Dabitch on "The Strategy Inside Everything" podcast

So I was on "The Strategy Inside Everything", a podcast hosted by Adam Pierno.

Blue Kite Cinema - Forgetful Bats - a quarantine short film (2020) 20:00 (USA)

Here is an interesting short film that showcases the extent of creative capital that can be achieved within a single household.

Mint Mobile - Ryan Reynolds Slide Presentation (2020) 1:30 (USA)

In these unprecedented COVID times blablabla, it seems Mint couldn't get their fancy film created as Hollywood and production houses shut down, s
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Can you catch lightning in a bottle twice? Not if you're Miller "High Life"

This is a tale of two beer brands. Budweiser and Miller. Both had some iconic campaigns around the early 00's.
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Adland's Podcast ep 6: Cameron Day on the changing industry and what makes you stick

If you don't know who Cameron Day is, you haven't been paying attention.

Power Crunch "This is protein re-imagined"? (2020) :30 (USA)

Brooklyn-based creative agency Quirk Creative worked with Power Crunch and strategic media agency Stella Rising to create the "This is Not a Cand

School of Visual Arts and Brigham Young University Lead Winners in Global Young Ones Student Awards 2020

Students and schools in 17 countries were recognized today in the online announcement of winners for The One Club for Creativity’s global Young Ones S

Mental Health Awareness: Reach Out

In their downtime due to COVID-19, a group of Canadian creatives have launched this heartfelt animated spot in support of mental health. No agency.

Montefiore Health System: "In honor of all the brave nurses. Now and forever."

Alto and Montefiore Health System has thrown a ticker-tape parade for the nurses of New York, just in time for International nurses day and nurses wee

ChowNow #OrderBetter" (2020) 1:00 (USA)

Creativity Meets Compassion: KEEPGOING Virtual Gallery Fundraiser Launches With Hundreds Of Images From Notable Directors & DPs Worldwide

Prints Available For Sale Support Industry Freelancers VIa The Motion Picture & Television Fund The film industry supports 2.1 million jobs in
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Instagram needs to bring back chronological feed

Back in 2016, Instagram decided that rather than have you scroll through your feed in reverse chronological order, it would completely change its algo

Lawn Doctor "Weed free lawn" (2020) :15 (USA)

Lawn Doctor "Thriving" (2020) :15 (USA)

Lawn Doctor "Thick green grass" (2020) :15 (USA)

Mazda "Rules for the road" (2020) :30 (USA)

Zillow "The Value of Home" (2020) :30 (USA)

Out of all the Coronavirus ads, this one should be heralded as the best.

Great depression patent for patterned packaging spawned an entire industry of feed sack fashion

The pivoting of advertising ideas during the great depression are lessons we should learn from today.

Trump 2020 - Pelosi "let them eat ice-cream" (2020) :90 (USA)

Political advertising is its own genre and is very different in different countries.

Regions Bank - From one bank to another" - shifting ad media to food banks during this time.

Ad agency Luckie and client Regions Bank, today announced the donation of 100% of their advertising inventory (:15 and :30 TV, digital ads, paid soci

Photographer/Director Pari Dukovic joins Good Company and goes After Hours with the Weeknd for Variety

New York-based photographer/director Pari Dukovic brings his far-ranging talents to shoot the Weeknd for the cover story of Variety.

Excelsior #EverUpward, a Short Film Directed by Elle Ginter and Stephania Dulowski, is a Love Letter to New Yorkers During Quarantine

Directed by Elle Ginter and Stephania Dulowski, Excelsior #EverUpward is a three-minute film that is the culmination of numerous sleepless nights spen

"Don't Touch Your Face." #Stopthespread (2020) 1:30 music video

Remember the creative briefs released by the UN to spread information about Coronavirus?
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Every Covid-19 Commercial is exactly the same

It is not blatantly obvious that you haven't increased the creativity during this time of quarantine. In fact, it's the exact opposite.

"Work from home" Propaganda posters

Graeme Noseworthy has been creating updated propaganda posters for us in the trenches now working from home.

Every car commercial during COVID

It's so brutally honest and so spot on, it makes me cringe
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"We pull together"

A few creatives pulled together to send the message that "We pull together"

The One Show 2020 Full Shortlist announced - McCann, BBDO and Ogilvy Lead The Way

McCann, BBDO and Ogilvy Lead The Way On The One Show 2020 Full Shortlist Shortlisted entries advance to the second round of judging, finali

Kellogg's - Breakfast as usual (2020) :30 (USA)

With this ad, Kellogg's says 'Thank You to the Heroes Bringing Breakfast to the Table'

A most uncreative Apple advert called "Creativity goes on" (2020) USA)

Apple show us their products used in quarantine and the ad is as predictable as can be.
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Microsoft Hololens 2 - Marina Abramović - Virtual Art (2020) 2:00 (USA)

Marina Abramović speaks about being a virtual artist on Microsoft Hololens 2

Uncle Ben's "Special Guests" (2020) :45 (USA)

Yet another COVID-19 brand ad, brought to you by Uncle Ben's. Shot safely from a distance, it features a real family.

Fitbit "We're all in this together" (2020) :30 (USA)

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Adland's Podcast ep 4: Ray Larabie - the prince of fonts

Everyone has seen something that Ray Larabie has done, even if they might not know his name.
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CNN - Go There Thank you - first responders (2020) :30 (USA)

Syn Supports CNN's "Thank You" With Music

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