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Cavalry Crafts ‘Anthem’ for Coors Light

Cavalry has a new campaign for Coors centered around a 30-second anthem ad.

The spot opens up with man with goggles on staring at a bottle of Coors, presumably at a bottling plant, accompanied by the message “Coors Light is always cold filtered.” Then the scene shifts to a group of friends out at a bar and the message continues, “Because Friday” and the scene shifts again to a house party as we see “Leads to Saturday” on the screen. The spot goes on to suggest that “…every day deserves cold bottled” Coors Light. It’s all pretty straightforward and not a bad approach for a beer whose biggest selling point is how cold it is. Still, we can’t help but wish that they’d air this one as well. Read more

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Pair of Production/Editorial Staffing Updates

bns-aahmet_pressphoto-2Integrated creative company Brand New School has expanded its directorial roster with the addition of acclaimed British director Ahmet Ahmet (pictured). Ahmet has worked with brands including Mercedes, BMW, Nike, Honda, and Apple, drawing from his background as an award-winning designer. He began his career as a BBC director, before moving to Los Angeles to work as a creative director for Imaginary Forces, later moving to Prologue before becoming an independent director.

“For years, Ahmet’s work has stood out to me – perfectly blending elegant design and live action,” said Brand New School Managing Partner Devin Brook. “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Ahmet to Brand New School, and look forward to collaborating with such a visionary creator.”

In other news, leading editorial house Rock Paper Scissors has announced the return of Dave Sellars as an executive producer. The UK native ”came to the United States in 1994 for a vacation and never went home.” He started his career at Rock Paper Scissors in 1997 and returns to the company with  with extensive post-production experience working with brands such as Apple, Target, Nike, Coca-Cola, Gap, Calvin Klein, and Xbox.

VB&P Crafts Inspiring ‘Look Inside’ for Intel

For the follow-up to the popular “Look Inside. Jack Andraka” video which garnered over 2 million views on YouTube, VB&P decided to tell the inspiring story of Erik Weihenmayer.

Erik is a mountain climber who has climbed the seven tallest summits on earth, one of only 118 people in history to accomplish this feat. That would be impressive enough, but Weihenmayer is the only person to do so while blind. Weihenmayer was born with retinoschisis and was fully blind by the age of 13. Three years later, at a recreational program for the visually impaired, he was introduced to rock climbing, and it changed his life forever. “I wanted my life to be an adventure, I didn’t want to be shoved to the sidelines and forgotten and just sit in a dark room listening to life go by,” Weihenmayer said. “Rock climbing for me was sort of a symbol that I could get to the summit of whatever I wanted to do, but I had to do it differently.”

In 2001, Weihenmayer became the first blind man to reach the top of Mount Everest, and by 2008 he’d accomplished the amazing feat of scaling the seven tallest peaks in the world. “In an ironic way, that thing like blindness or that barrier you face, if you attack it the right way, it can become a catalyst to moving yourself to a new place that you may not have gone to in any other way,” Erik said.

Erik’s story can be viewed online, in the above film directed by Christopher Hewitt of Knucklehead. Intel has also launched a social media program, where if Erik’s video is shared 2,900 times they will donate $30,000 to No Barriers USA, an organization offering “transformative experiences that allow people to embrace a ‘no barriers mindset’ and discover the potential that lies within themselves and the world.” After viewing Erik’s “Look Inside” video above, you can head here for the full story. Stick around for credits and “Look Inside. Jack Andraka” after the jump.

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Monday Morning Stir

-TDA_Boulder continues with more outdoor hijinks for FirstBank in a new campaign that emphasizes the word “free” while making folks wonder, “so, what’s the catch?” (above)

-Devin Brook has taken the helm as managing partner of Brand New School’s L.A. and New York studios.

-Apple is set to unveil the next iPhone on Sept. 10. link

-Vulture asks Breaking Bad‘s Bob Odenkirk to analyze actual lawyer ads. link

-Forgot to mention this on Friday, but if you haven’t heard, Y&R has been tapped as the first global agency of record for the Special Olympics, which will hold its World Summer Games in Los Angeles from July 25-August 2, 2015. Ad duties will be handled out of Y&R’s New York office.

Mitchum Keeps Bad Parents Cool

What do you do if your product lacks an eye-catching design and has an old man’s name? Make up for it with nifty visuals and pretty young people in your television spots.

Mother NY’s and production company Brand New School’s “Love Thy Pits” campaign for Mitchum deodorant has, among other things, set clogs on fire and caused some to cry “ripoff” due to some similarities to recent Old Spice work. But, as this installment is one of a several new spots using the same fast-talking narration and colorful, well art-directed video graphics, Mitchum’s parent company Revlon’s attempts at attracting a younger market share must be paying off.

So, young millennial soccer mom, don’t sweat accidentally kidnapping a neighbor’s kid. Credits after the jump.

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Mitchum Sets Clogs on Fire

Armpits are gross. When they sweat, they get grosser. And, if you’re a hairy dude, armpits can really be, well, the pits. They’re not exactly the kind of place you want a loved one or significant other to spend a lot of time.

This television new spot for Mitchum Advanced Control deodorant is part of Mother’s new campaign for the brand called “Love Thy Pits.” Maybe’s it’s because I have a penchant for listening to annoying pop music, but this spot immediately reminded me of Darwin Deezmusic video for his song, “Radar Detector.” Do not click on that link if you are scared of having a trashy, nonsensical hippie get in your head for the rest of the day. What can we say about “Love Thy Pits?” Well, it looks like Mitchum is targeting young hipster professionals who are more frightened of sweating all over their dress shirts than proving their manliness. Credits after the jump.

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