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Beckham Recreates Beethoven for Samsung Galaxy Note

After just setting Burger King staffers’ hearts aflutter, David Beckham continues his advertising tear with a far more active spot from Cheil USA for the Samsung Galaxy Note. Directed by Tool’s Jason Zada, the commendable clip features Becks reinterpreting Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” the best way he knows how. Of course, we imagine there was some decent amount of editing involved, but it’s nice to see that the soccer star still has it in him.

The Samsung spot also marks Lars Bastholm‘s first work as CCO at Cheil USA, which he of course joined towards the end of last year. As for Beckham, one would think that being a player for the L.A. Galaxy would have something to with his appearance in a Samsung Galaxy spot, but the athlete and brand are both in fact heavily involved in the London Olympics, with Beckham serving as an ambassador and Samsung serving as sponsor for the 2012 festivities. So, you see, it all makes sense now. Credits after the jump.

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Hey, We Threw a Party Last Night!

(Pictured l-r: AKQA’s Rei Inamoto, Miami Ad School’s Mehera O’Brien, Big Spaceship’s Jen Vladimirsky, Ogilvy’s  Leo Vladimirsky and Kaplan Thaler Group’s Keith Zang)

To celebrate the team-up of Mediabistro and Miami Ad School and celebrate Advertising Week as well, we threw a soiree at the HK Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen last night. Just wanted to say thanks to Pippa, the MB events crew and those who attended and paid attention to my rambling speech over the din of the bar. Anyhow, one of the main goals of the event, which was packed enough to stoke one’s claustrophobia for a good hour, was to promote MB’s and Miami Ad School’s new Creative Pro program.

Creative Pro was launched to help to help junior creative types who aren’t ready or able to go full-time schools get a career boost via portfolio critiques from people in the industry, interactive webcasts and video libraries. Well, enough of our plugging. Check out the video below for more info and view more party pics here.

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