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Posts Tagged ‘James Aardahl’

Jeah, Ryan Lochte Muscles Up for Nissan

Ryan Lochte may wear that clueless grin in the new Nissan spot created by TBWA, but he’s still laughing to the bank on the heels of his impressive, yet imperfect 2012 Olympics. Ryan Lochte’s “Office Burn” shows car customers (remember, this is for Nissan) how to stay fit at the office: conference call calisthenics, coffee curls, and synergy sit-ups are just a few of the drills Lochte powers through in a buttoned sport coat. Nissan’s Innovation for Endurance might make sense, say, if we actually saw more cars in the commercial. But–like most Ryan Lochte moments–things don’t always make sense.

For those interested in a funnier example of Lochte’s senselessness, watch this Funny or Die video. There’s no product placement, and you get to hear an Olympic gold medalist say, “The pool is the biggest and most expensive toilet. And it’s all mine.”

If only these office exercises could’ve helped Lochte win more gold medals than Michael PhelpsThere’s always 2016. A ridiculously long list of credits after the jump.

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Grammys Remind You That ‘The Whole World is Listening,’ But No Pressure or Anything

For the sixth consecutive year, TBWA\Chiat\Day L.A. is behind the ad campaign for CBS’ telecast of the Grammys, which airs on Feb. 10.

The new campaign, titled “#TheWorldIsListening” (because all campaigns require hashtags now), continues on the The Recording Academy’s quest to highlight somewhat younger musicians than in years past. Starting in 2011, when the Grammys shocked the country by bestowing the coveted Album of the Year award on Canadian indie band Arcade Fire, the awards show has benefited immensely in TV ratings by targeting a younger audience. That’s probably why in the first 60-second spot, “Anthem,” we get narration by Rihanna Cat Power and cameos from Skrillex, Taylor Swift, and the newly christened Snoop Lion.

Of the trio of new spots, the real winner is the above 30-second piece featuring blues-rock duo The Black Keys with narration by New Orleans blues legend, Dr. John. The Black Keys’ newest album, El Camino, is nominated for the prestigious Album of the Year award this time around. Considering it’s probably the Black Keys’ worst (as Arcade Fire’s worst, The Suburbs took home the award in 2011), it’s my odds-on-favorite to win big in 2013.

The campaign also features a web component dubbed the Grammy Amplifier, a something that a statement from Chiat says “has the potential to become a new platform for social musical discovery.” Watch one more spot starring Rihanna and view credits after the jump.

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