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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.

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 "Where Protein Meets Delicious" (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.

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

Ohio Dept of Health ‏: Social distancing works. We are all in this together (2020)

Shot while following social distancing rules, this spot proves a great communication idea doesn't need a huge production team in one spot to be m
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California For All "Stay home, save lives" (2020) :50 (USA)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one more celebrity imploring us to stay home, maintain social distancing and help flatten the curve.

Domino's "We're hiring" :30 (2020) (USA)

Dominos is hiring. They need workers, full-time and part-time. To make and deliver pizzas. And they are doing so in a safe and sterilized environment.

Wu-Tang and Steak-umm: A tale of two brands

While every last brand and their mother has jumped on the repetitive k e e p y o u r d i s t a n c e bandwagon, some are doing so in a relevant way

Your tech overloads want to monitor your every move.

Not content to merely harvest your private information, your driving whereabouts, music listening tastes and spending habits, as well as recognizing y

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.

Candleosophy - Director’s Cut / Ruben Latre (2020)

Hostage Films Director/DP Ruben Latre has filmed commercial and documentary projects worldwide, from large-scale shoots to nimble endeavors.
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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

Jack Daniels "With Love, Jack" (2020) 1:00 (USA)

I remember when IW as five and putting on my best dress just meant "pull it on over my head and go", I lived in the cutest dresses all day e

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.

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