Friday, November 29, 2013

Delta Faucet - "Instrumental Touch" commercial featuring percussionist Glenn Kotche

"To demonstrate the precise control of Touch2O Technology, Delta Faucet developed a custom 'drum kit' along with the Chicago-based percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche, best known for his involvement in the band Wilco. In this 30-second TV commercial, Glenn 'plays' the touch faucets to re-create one of the most popular songs of the 1960s, 'Reach Out, I'll be There.' Precisely in tune with every touch. Touch2O Technology. The First of its Kind."

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

British Airways billboard - #lookup in Piccadilly Circus

"Courtesy of a little digital magic, the young man in this poster really does know when it's a British Airways plane. And that really is the actual flight number and where it's flying in from."

Thanks for the tip Engadget!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Old Navy: Black Friday commercial with Melissa McCarthy

I love Melissa McCarthy...

Here's her Old Navy commercial!

Credits from Adweek:
Agency: Chandelier, New York
Production Company: The Directors Bureau
Director: Roman Coppola
Executive Producers: Lisa Margulis and Elizabeth Minzes
Editorial: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Carlos Arias

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Battle for Remote" commercials (Ukraine)

Love these ads!

"There is a legend of the big Battle for remote. Many will compete but only one will be the champion! Who will be the hero who gets the prize? The one who is not lazy and works hard. There is no time to waste, so train your hands - everything starts soon!"

Monday, November 18, 2013

Baileys Christmas Nutcracker 2013 commercial

"At Baileys we love the spectacle and indulgence of Christmas and what could be more spectacular and fabulously indulgent than our reimagined version of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker? So sit back, pour yourself a Baileys and enjoy. Merry Christmas!"

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Friday, November 15, 2013

NBA - "Jingle Hoops" Holiday Commercial 2013 (and behind-the-scenes)

Credits from AdFreak:

Agency: Goodby Silverstein + Partners
Executive Creative Director: Jeff Goodby
Creative Director: Nick Klinkert
Creative Director: Adam Reeves
Associate Creative Director/Copywriter: Rus Chao
Associate Creative Director/Art Director: Kevin Koller
Producer: Benton Roman
Executive Producer: Tod Puckett
Director of Broadcast Production: Cindy Fluitt
Account Director: Jason Bedecarre
Account Director: Janice McManemy
Account Manager: Heather Morba
Senior Business Affairs Manager: Julie Petruzzo
Production Company: O Positive
Director: Jonathan Klein
Executive Producer: Ralph Laucella
Line Producer: Angie Revell
Director of Photography: Eric Steelberg
Editorial: Final Cut
Editor: Matt Murphy
Assistant Editors: Tara Wall and Nate Connella
Producer: Suzy Ramirez
Executive Producer: Saima Awan
Visual Effects: Moving Picture Company
VFX Supervisor / 2D Lead: Jake Montgomery
Nuke: Brendan Smith
Nuke: Will Voss
Shoot Supervisor: Eric Pascarelli
Design/Animation: Casey McIntyre
Senior Producer: Juliet Tierney
EP: Asher Edwards
Title Graphics: eLevel
Creative Director: Brady Baltezore
2D Artist: Chris Carmichael
Sound Design: Barking Owl
Creative Director: Kelly Bayett
Sound Designer: Michael Anastasi
Producer: Whitney Fromholtz
Mix: Barking Owl
Audio Engineer: Brock Babcock

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nick Offerman's Stachedance (Mustache Flashdace!) - Movember 2013

"Nick Offerman is excited about Movember but not quite as excited as his moustache
Grow the mo and support the cause with Made Man."

Thanks for the tip AdFreak!

Here's a link to my Movember post from last year!
(And 2011 here.)

John Lewis Christmas Commercial 2013 - "The Bear + The Hare"

Love these every year!

"Watch the new John Lewis Christmas TV advert and see Hare give his best friend Bear a Christmas he'll never forget."

"Set in a beautiful forest, poor Bear is the only animal that never gets to celebrate Christmas because he has to hibernate every year. However, this year is different. This year Hare has a brilliant idea.

The commercial uses a unique animation style that combines traditional 2D hand-drawn animation, stop frame, and 3D model made sets.The story is set to a cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' performed by Lily Allen. This will be available to download from iTunes at midnight on Saturday 9th November."

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cultura Inglesa English Courses print campaign (Brazil)

"Get rid of subtitles"

Advertising Agency: Phocus Propaganda, São Luís, Brazil
Creative Director: Luiz Henrique Coutinho
Art Director: Alex de Andrade
Copywriter: Christiano Vendramine
Illustrator: Djinga
Published: July 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

LEGO - "Let's Build" holiday commercial

Super sweet, love this...

"Join the LEGO revolution and LET'S BUILD! Create your very own special family moments at Submit yours now and win some cool LEGO sets too!"

Thanks for the tip AdFreak!

Agency: We Are Pi 
Director: Joanna Bailey LEGO 
Project Leads: Sara Riis-Carstensen + Kathryn Mariott

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sony 4K - "Four Times the Detail" commercial

So beautiful!

"The new advert from Sony showcases our 4K Ultra HD - delivering four times the detail of Full HD TV for the ultimate picture quality. Around 8 million petals were used to symbolise the beautiful 8 million pixel display, only possible with 4K TV."

"At an eye-popping resolution of 3840 x 2160, the detail's so sharp and clear the viewer is immersed in the realism. As flowers erupt majestically from a volcano and sweep through Costa Rica's vibrant landscape, the ad conveys the emotional power of seeing Ultra HD for the first time and experiencing the deeper, more natural tones of the unique TRILUMINOS Display showing more of the colour spectrum. No CGI; everything was shot for real in 4K with Sony's revolutionary F55 and F65 cameras, as used on movies Oblivion and After Earth. 

Director Jaron Albertin said, 'I was really excited to be shooting this ad in 4K in such an amazing location... when I saw the final footage, I was stunned - it just produces really amazing, detailed images... you can see the tiniest detail.'

Get closer to reality with Sony 4K TV, visit"

Agency: McCann London
ECDs: Rob Doubal, Laurence Thomson 
Creatives: Arman Naji, Michael Thomason, Javier Gomez
Director: Jaron Albertin
Production Company: Smuggler

More gorgeous ads from Sony:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Target Holiday 2013: "My Kind of Holiday" commercial

Can't wait to see more!

"This year, everyone is creating fun, new traditions that are here to stay. 
Let's have a #MyKindOfHoliday."