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Posts Tagged ‘Sean LaBounty’

Those Who Win the Lottery Will Spend Money Frivolously

How rich is “Yeah, that kind of rich?” According to DDB NY’s new spots for the New York Lottery, the answer is: rich enough to buy laughs.

“Invasion” (above) shows a guy pranking his friend with an elaborate alien takeover just to snap an embarrassing photo of his reaction. Apparently wealth hasn’t gone to this guy’s head, since he only cares about posting humiliating pictures of his boys online.

“Writer’s Room” (below) is the better of the two spots and tells the story of a regular guy who buys a team of writers captained by Andy Richter, so they can feed him quality jokes through an earpiece. I don’t think Andy Richter would be my first choice for my comedic squad, but he does beat Paul Shaffer. As the punchlines add up, pay attention to the quick cuts at the end. The protagonist even cracks people up at a funeral, which is one of those small touches that’s offensive enough to be funnier than most PC commercials allow.

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GSD&M Welcomes New Walgreens Creatives

Two-and-a-half months after picking up lead creative duties for Walgreens, Austin’s own GSD&M has added two new creative directors to work on the drug store chain’s account. Joining the Omnicom-owned agency are Sean LaBounty and Hayden Gilbert, who you see striking a pose above and who have most recently worked at DDB and The Richards Group, respectively. Prior to DDB, LaBounty spent time as a CD during the Vitrone/Reichenthal era at Y&R while Gilbert served as an ACD/copywriter on Nationwide Insurance and American Airlines for four years while at TM Advertising.