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Posts Tagged ‘Will Arnett’

Gob Gets Job as AT&T Pitchman

Arrested Development star Will Arnett, who’s no stranger to commercial work having served as the VO on GMC truck ads and co-creator of those Orbit shorts along with Jason Bateman, hams it up in a new holiday campaign from BBDO for AT&T dubbed “You’ve Got a Case.” Here, the comedic actor plays a lawyer-for-hire named Kent Wesley and plugs the telecom giant’s 4G smartphone/Facebook app with a bit more cockiness, charm and pizazz than chubby Luke Wilson. It’s everything you’d expect from the man who’s resurrecting his classic role as Gob in the near future thanks to Netflix. Credits, which will tell you that is not the handiwork of new AT&T creatives Rick Ardito and Grant Smith, after the jump.

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Comedian Embarks on Month-Long Mission for Southwest

As many of you embark on your Thanksgiving travels (though most of you probably already long gone by now), let us send you off with this campaign from Grand Marnier’s first digital AOR, WOO Agency, which features some guy who looks maybe like Will Arnett (but is actually a comedian named Owen Benjamin) and has been tasked with visiting the most airports in one month via Southwest Airlines. The campaign combines the efforts of the airline and Lenovo, the latter of which Benjamin will be tweeting off of using the brand’s IdeaPad during his travels. Will anyone stick around through the month? No idea, but if you’re so inclined, follow Benjamin’s adventure here.

Koechner Poses a Hypothetical to Arnett at Denny’s

Seeing as his DumbDumb partner Jason Bateman already made his appearance and yapped it up with David Koechner in the Denny’s “Always Open” debut, it was only a matter of time that Will Arnett would grace the booth, scarf down diner food and do the funny. Here, the Arrested Development alum, who also does VO work for GMC dont’cha know, plays psychotherapist of sorts and shows his own form of forgiveness. It sure did feel unscripted at the beginning, though, but nonetheless, here’s the latest from DumbDumb, Electus and Gotham. Credits after the jump..

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Sarah Silverman Takes a Seat at Denny’s

Man, that David Koechner is so hot right now. As promised in our previous post regarding the launch of Denny’s “Always Open” web series, Sarah Silverman joins up with the aforementioned Anchorman star for a sit-down at the diner chain for a few minutes. One of the comedienne’s opening lines, complete with the porn music, kicks things off proper: “I do like it when people see me in a sexual way.” This “Always Open” installment, though, feels less “unscripted” and more improvisational as Koechner hits on Silverman throughout while she eats some toast and what looks like oatmeal. It’s like the awkward blind date you always wish you had. Credits after the jump…

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Denny’s: The Venue of Choice for Your Favorite Funny People

David Koechner, aka Champ Kind from Anchorman, plays host in a new web series for Denny’s concocted by Gotham in partnership with Will Arnett and Jason Bateman‘s DumbDumb studio as well as Ben Silverman‘s Electus.  The idea: Round up a group of comedians, comedic actors and the like for a quick, unscripted conversation at one of the diner chain’s actual locations. The new “Always Open” talk show, which is basically an extension of Gotham’s “America’s diner is always open” campaign, will feature the likes of Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler and Will Forte in the coming weeks.

The first clip above features Koechner and Arrested Development star Bateman yapping it up, bringing some dry humor and pretending to enjoy their meals. At the very least, it’s a decent branding attempt by the Gotham camp, which took over the Denny’s account last August.

Thursday Odds and Ends

-Energy BBDO, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman‘s “Dirty Shorts” for Orbit won Gold at One Show Entertainment in case you missed it (above).

-Neo@Ogilvy gets sued for overbilling IBM for ad media. link

-ZenithOptimedia is now awarding scholarships. link

-Vibrant Media launches a “floating” ad unit. link

-Lonely Brand unveils a research report dubbed, “The State of the Agency.” link

-Cole & Weber United added Jeff Siegel and Jesse Dillow as senior copywriters. link

-We think we’ve found Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert‘s favorite site. link

-Trident’s now a fashion muse? link

-MPG global CEO Maria Luisa Francoli Plaza will chair the Cannes Media Lions jury while Velocity Films’ Keith Rose will chair Film Craft.

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