• M&M’S “BAD PASSENGERS” IS AMERICA’S TOP PICK IN SPOTBOWL SUPER BOWL AD POLL

    by / February 4, 2019 /

    Olay wins digital battle as most-talked-about brand on social media

     

    Budweiser’s Clydesdales made a triumphant return to the Super Bowl, and Hyundai took us for a ride on the world’s most unpleasant elevator, but it was a spot from M&M’S, featured some quarreling candies, that took home the win in SpotBowl’s annual Super Bowl commercial poll. The poll, in its 16th year, is the creation of advertising agenc[Read More]

  • Women Will Be MVPs of 2019 Super Bowl Ads, SpotBowl Predicts

    by / February 1, 2019 /

    The Super Bowl is the biggest day of the year for two things: football and advertising. And, depending on who you ask, the ads might even be the real star of the show.

    According to a study by Statista, nearly a quarter of all Super Bowl viewers consider the ads to be the most important part of the game—and we can assume that most of the remaining audience doesn’t mind the commercials, either.

    But what makes a good Super Bowl ad? And what trends should would-be advertisers [Read More]

  • Effie Launches Academy to Educate Rising Stars on Marketing Effectiveness

    by / January 31, 2019 /

    Effie Worldwide has launched Effie Academy, a program created to educate marketing professionals early in their careers. The Academy is a two-part program that provides with foundational knowledge and tools rooted in Effie’s method of evaluating marketing effectiveness.

    The 2019 Effie Academy kicks off with in-person co-lab sessions on February 11, which will be run in partnership with Brand Learning, Accenture’s marketing and sales consultancy. [Read More]

  • Steakhouse Trolling, Well Done

    by / January 23, 2019 /

    Smith & Wollensky Seizes Opportunity to Step in On Key NY Ad Real Estate

    For the launch of its new ad campaign, beloved NYC steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky, pulled a light-hearted real estate takeover on local competitor, Del Frisco’s, replacing all 62 phone kiosk ads formerly held by the neighboring steakhouse just as its media run had come to an end. The new out-of-home ads, created in partn[Read More]

  • Effie Launches Global Call for Entries for 5 for 50 Award

    by / January 17, 2019 /

    To mark its 50th anniversary, Effie’s 5 for 50 Award has opened its global call for entries, with a campaign created by McCann Worldgroup which celebrates how truly effective work transcends marketing and becomes part of people’s everyday vernacular.  The campaign summons the design elements and taglines of some of the most iconic Effie winners through the years including McDonald’s, Mastercard, California Milk Processo[Read More]

  • COMEDIAN ANDY RICHTER ENCOURAGES KIDS GOING HOME FOR XMAS TO BLOCK THEIR PARENTS’ FOX NEWS

    by / December 21, 2018 /

    A lot of young Americans are concerned that Fox News’ offensive and misleading programming is brainwashing their parents. That’s why comedy great Andy Richter is inspiring a movement that encourages young people going home for the holidays to change the parental controls on their folks’ TV to block the “content unsuitable for older audiences” regularly broadcast on Fox News. The #OutFoxTheHolidays movement, which features a PSA-style video and a website with examples of what Fox con[Read More]

  • KEEP A POCKET-SIZED RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAPPY AND FIT AND BE SURE TO REGISTER TO VOTE!

    by / September 25, 2018 /

    Firstborn has just launched “RBG for Good”, the mobile WebAR experience that lets you watch over a pocket-sized Ruth Bader Ginsberg as she fights for your rights. Users can help her stay fit, rested, and on the top of her game through a series of “exercises” intended to keep RBG going strong. No need to download an app, or scan a Snapcode, the experience can be accessed through on your mobile device through your web browser. Simply visit www.rbg[Read More]

  • Weirdly Wonderful National Association of Realtors Campaign from Arnold Boston

    by / August 17, 2018 /

    Here's new work just breaking for the National Association of Realtors out of Arnold Boston. It's a series of absurdist little art films on the quirks and peculiarities of real estate shoppers. No matter how strange your house hunting idiosyncrasy, your Realtor will understand. As you'll see, it's an agency and client who embraced a pretty unusual voice and sensibility. Agency: Arnold Boston. Directors: The Perlorian Brothers. Production Company: MJZ.

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