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Posts Tagged ‘Dean Blumberg’

TBWA Hunt Lascaris Encourages Youth Travel for Student Flights

TBWA Hunt Lascaris has a new campaign for Student Flights promoting youth travel with the message, “Travel Before it’s Not Fun Anymore.”

The campaign features two funny spots showing grandparents out of their element in more youth-friendly travel destinations: Bangkok and Amsterdam. In “Grandpa,” featured above, an elderly man somehow finds himself at a Thai strip club. He incredulously (and suggestively) holds a ping pong ball, while uncomfortably sizing up his surroundings. The spot manages to do a lot with a little, finding humor in its suggestive content and the perfect expression on the man’s face.

Perhaps even more effective is “Grandma,”  which manages the same accomplishment. It shows a grandmother in an Amsterdam coffee house, who is very clearly stoned out of her mind (which has probably worked wonders for her rheumatoid arthritis). The situation makes for a really funny 30-second spot, despite a complete lack of dialogue and little going on aside from the grandmother. Stick around for “Grandma” and credits after the jump. Read more

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Thursday Morning Stir

-Sixteen-year BBDO vet St. John Walshe has been promoted to EVP/managing director of the Omnicom agency’s European operations.

-Trollbäck + Company’s visually pleasing show open for the 2013 AICP Next Awards will be screening in major cities as part of the latter’s upcoming award tour. link

-Director Dean Blumberg has joined the roster of L.A.-based prodco TWC Films for exclusive representation in the US.

-Houston-based creative director/Campbell Ewald and FCB alum Chuck Hipsher comes to grips with being considered an “over the hill” ad guy. link

-Campbell Mithun addresses the Affordable Care Act in a new campaign called “Promises Matter” for Wellmark BlueCross BlueShield (one spot above, second spot here).

-London-based digital agency Metia designed the site for Microsoft CityNext, part of a global initiative rolled out by the Redmond, WA giant. link