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Posts Tagged ‘Alejandro González Iñárritu’

P&G Thanks Olympians’ Moms in Tearjerking Campaign

Throw some plastic over your keyboard, because this new campaign is bound to turn on the waterworks for many, even you heartless, jaded advertising professionals.

Kicking off what’s being declared P&G’s biggest campaign in the company’s 174-year history is the above two-minute spot, “Best Job.” Shot in London, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles and Beijing by award-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel, Amores Perros, Nike “Write the Future”),“Best Job” launched today on TV and social media, coinciding with April 17 marking 100 days until the upcoming Olympic Summer Games in London. The “Thank You, Mom” campaign by W+K (with VFX by The MIll) also features a custom tab on P&G’s Facebook page, which allows visitors to send personal notes of gratitude to their mothers which are posted to a stream on the app and to users’ Walls.

So, if you mom is still alive, consider sending her a quick message of gratitude, via Facebook or other means. And, if you’re fortunate enough to be watching the Olympics this summer with her, give her a hug, a kiss, and a quick thanks. Even if you didn’t become a world class athlete (or avoided sports altogether), chances are you mom was always your biggest fan. Visit the “Thank You, Mom” Facebook page here.

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W+K, Deutsch LA Win Big at AICPs

Were you expecting someone else? At least this time, though, Wieden + Kennedy shared its top prize tonight at the AICP Show as the agency’s seemingly immortal “Write the Future” spot for Nike (helmed by Babel/Amores Perros director Alejandro González Iñárritu) tied with Deutsch LA and director Lance Acord‘s “The Force” VW Super Bowl spot for Advertising Excellence/Single Commercial honors. As for the other AICP Best in Show category, Advertising Excellence/Campaign, said honor went to Leo Burnett Chicago and Phil Morrison‘s  series of “Mayhem” ads for Allstate.

In terms of agencies, W+K, as with many other award shows, led the pack with 13 wins, not only  for “Write the Future,” but of course, Old Spice “Questions” and Responses,” the two of which also won earlier today at the Next Awards in the Integrated and Viral/Web Film categories, respectively. As for the also-rans, along with Deutsch LA, Y&R, BBDO and TBWA\Chiat\Day all picked up five AICP honors for work throughout their networks.

On the production company front, MJZ topped the list with eight honors tonight at the MoMA for not just Old Spice (again) but other work including the Willem Dafoe-starring “Parallels” ad for Jim Beam from StrawberryFrog and Dante Ariola ( for Direction, Visual Style, and Cinematography) and the Chiat LA-created/Rupert Sanders-directed “There’s a Soldier in All of Us” clip for Activision (production).

Ok, back to imbibing….