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Posts Tagged ‘Derek Macleod-Veilleux’

Havas Taps Former College Football Stars for DISH Network

Havas Worldwide Chicago tapped former college football stars Matt Leinart, Heath Shuler and Brian Bosworth in their latest spot for DISH Network, promoting the DISH Anywhere app.

Also featuring the kangaroo mascots that just refuse to go away, the spot finds the three athletes deciding to head back to college after misunderstanding a conversation about watching live college football anywhere with DISH’s app. This is about as painful as the rest of DISH’s recent advertising, with the involvement of Leinart, Shuler and Bosworth the only thing really differentiating it. Hardcore college football fans might get a kick out of seeing the trio, but for the rest of us this is just another annoying DISH ad. Credits after the jump. Read more

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Good Lord, Sallie Mae (Or Something Like It) Can Be a Beast

Let’s face it, student loans are a bitch (and we’re honestly still paying them off 12 years after graduating). So how else to present the horrific than a horror short film courtesy of SS+K, which is promoting nonprofit program SALT via the clip called The Red above. If you want to watch the extended cut (no word if a Blu-Ray/Netflix stream is on the way), go here, but in the meantime, here’s half of it from Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond, who were Sundance darlings thanks to their feature film, Martha Marcy May Marlene. We’re not sure if this will be received just as well, but yeah, creeping plumes of red mixed with a dash of The Eye, maybe a splash of Paranormal Activity and other modern flicks gives us decent visual representation of what being in financial purgatory feels like. Credits after the jump.

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Thursday Morning Stir

-Following a review, London digital creative agency Weapon7 has picked up the biz for social enterprise, Headspace.

-The Cannes Lions 2013 call for entries is now open across all categories. Deadline is March 28. link

-WPP has acquired ecommerce/digital consultancy, Salmon. link

-Yes, go be that unique snowflake, says Saatchi & Saatchi Italy in a new campaign for the Toyota Auris Hybrid (above).

-The New York office of VFX/digital studio MPC has hired Camila De Biaggi as co-head of production alongside Derek Macleod-Veilleux, and Claudia Guevara as head of color.

-Uber Content’s  Lisa Sabatino has joined Anonymous Content as co-director, West Coast sales and marketing.  Sabatino, by the way, holds the same role and responsibilities for Anonymous Content sister company, Serial Pictures.