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Boost Mobile, 180LA Say ‘You Earned It’

After their amusing spot featuring a basketball player juggling a couple of extra balls, Boost Mobile and 180LA are back together once again, this time emphasizing the savings Boost customers can get. In three short videos, we see various stealing scenarios: a man on the subway gets pickpocketed, a city guy leaps over fences to evade a mugger, a woman has her purse snatched on the sidewalk. But by the end of each ad, the victim has money handed back to them, showing that “Boost Mobile puts cash back in your pocket, literally.”

It’s a good concept, and the little song that shifts each scene into celebration coupled with the actors’ yay-I’m-richer-than-I-thought smiles makes these spots sweet. I only wish they could have cast at least one white thief. Sure, they’re all good guys in the end, but these spots still reinforce tired racial stereotypes. We can do better.

Credits and the rest of the videos after the jump.

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180LA Adds Duering, Corbitt as CDs

We guess you can just call 180LA even steven. A minute after  losing creative directors Grant Holland and Gavin Milner to 72andSunny, the 180 camp has brought on longtime creative duo Anja Duering and Carl Corbitt in the same roles. The latter pair joins 180LA from fellow SoCal operation Goodness Mfg, where they spent the last two years as CDs. Duering and Corbitt’s history dates back to mid-aughts when they served as VP/ACDs at CP+B, helping manage creative teams on accounts including Best Buy (Geek Squad, specifically) and VW. The duo’s professional travels have also taken them to W+K Amsterdam, where they served as creative directors on the global Nokia account.

Now at 180LA, Duering and Corbitt, whose specialties lie in art directing and copywriting, respectively, will work on accounts including Boost Mobile and Mitsubishi.