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Posts Tagged ‘Roderick Fenske’

Farmville 2 Crops Up ‘Anytime, Anyplace’ in New Spots from BLT

BLT Communications, Hollywood has a new broadcast campaign for Zynga’s Farmville 2, entitled “Anytime is Farmville Time.”

The series of television spots all feature players enjoying Farmville 2 at different locations, with crops and animals from the game leaping to life off the screen and disturbing those around them. These range from the everyday — “Living Room” and “Office” — to “Spa” and “Airplane.” Each spot ends with the message that the game is “Available now, anytime, anywhere.”

“The challenge was to make it look as realistic as possible while staying true to the design and characters of the FarmVille game,” explained director Roderick Fenske. To achieve this, Fenske and his team used a combination of in-camera effects using models of the crops, and CG animation elements augmenting the scenes. “By blurring the worlds of CG and real practical effects, we’re keeping the audience guessing and hopefully amazed as to how we pulled it off,” said Fenske. Stick around for “Airplane” and credits after the jump. Read more

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McCann NY Gets Loopy for Chex Mix

McCann New York has a new campaign for Chex Mix that attempts to bring attention to the lesser-known flavor variations of General Mill’s popular snack.

The integrated broadcast and social media campaign is rolling out now on national cable and YouTube, and will soon have Tumblr and Vine components. In the 30-second TV spot (above) roommates try to one up each other with DIY combo packs. The first roommate combines cheddar and honey nut flavors, while the second makes a belt with traditional, bold, and peanut butter. A third roommate goes the extra mile, however, and has them both beat with an over-the-top setup. The spot concludes with looping GIFs of the individual flavors. The GIFs will be hosted on a new Chex Tumblr site, and feature into a Vine-based game show called “Wheel of Variety,” which will “will offer hungry social media snackers who retweet Chex Mix tweets the opportunity to spin the wheel for the chance to be introduced to a Chex Mix flavor.” Stick around for credits and a closer look at the GIF loop. Read more

Old Navy Plays into Chicago Bears’ Fans Stereotype

Though most of the actors of Saturday Night Live‘s classic “Superfans” sketch are either dead or probably have no interest in reviving their Bears-loving mustachioed characters, it doesn’t the mean decades old sketch has been forgotten by the general public. In fact, CP+B have brought Superfans lookalikes back for a new Old Navy spot, predictably titled, “Da Bears.”

In a land of football helmet tailgate parties that more than likely takes place in the same barren field that annually hosts Bonnaroo (maybe), the Pseu-perfans imbibe in usage of “da” instead of “the,” using their faux-South Side Chicago accents to make things sound silly. And yes, Bears fans, this is how the rest of the world identifies you. (Admittedly, I do wish their portrayal of the typical Packers fan as a young attractive female was an accurate reflection of a reality. It doesn’t take a native Wisconsite to tell you this couldn’t be a little far-fetched.)

In any case, this spot features a slew of Chicago-area celebrities that Bears fans will find absolutely delightful, including George Wendt with play-by-play announcer, Jeff Joniak, former Bear and sports announcer and current radio personality, Tom Waddle, and The Windy City’s lord and savior, Mike Ditka. So, Bears fans, do you revel in this stereotype and the bit of fame it’s given you, or will you just continue to tolerate it so long as you get cameo appearances from local sports heroes? Let us know in the comments. Credits after the jump.

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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Grey NY appointed former Fallon senior AD Han Lin to the newly created position of creative director of design.

-Pray tell, is the PC dying? link

-OMD and R/GA alum Jody Sutter joined Portland, Maine’s VIA Agency as executive director of marketing and new business.

-B-Reel signed comedy director Roderick Fenske for both the US and UK markets.

-Congressional districts: the new Google AdWords targeting option. link

-Carmichael Lynch continues pushing out more work for Subaru (above).

-If you feel like living vicariously through an Olympian, Nike has an installation for you. link

-Don’t worry ladies, the NASA stud is still “living the dream.” link

-Hot dog carts in NYC now substitute for Trojan condom dispensers. link