TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote SocialTimes AllFacebook FishbowlNY FishbowlDC PRNewser 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

BBDO

BBDO and Lowe’s Respond to Your March Madness Twitter Jokes

Ever feel like your tweets are answers to questions that no one asked? Are they trees falling in a forest so remote that no one even knows whether they existed (much less whether or not they made a sound)?

Snap out of it, dude. Accounts is listening.

BBDO tells us that the new NCAA-themed Lowe’s spot you just watched sprang, almost fully formed, from a few tweets insightful enough to compare collapsing March Madness brackets to…well, you get it.

There’s inspiration after the jump.

Read more

Unaired BBDO AT&T Spot Leaks

In case you missed it, another DVD-bonus-features chapter in BBDO‘s “It’s Not Complicated” series for AT&T leaked this week thanks largely to music bloggers excited about the critical role played by Future’s track “You Deserve It.”

No word as to why this one landed on the proverbial cutting room floor, though we will say that the kids playing these kids are even better than Beck Bennett in his only recurring “SNL” skit.

And yes, we’ve got your credits after the jump.

Read more

BBDO Hypes Opening Day for MLB

A month or so ago, BBDO joined up with Major League Baseball as its creative partner, and the agency has just released their opening day spot.

In case you’re confused, yes, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks did technically open the season this past weekend in Australia, but the official opening day is slated for Monday, March 31. For BBDO’s opening day commercial, they focused on the important historical moments that have occurred on opening day: Clayton Kershaw‘s home run/shutout, Bryce Harper‘s pair of opening day home runs to launch his career, Hank Aaron‘s 714th home run, and, arguably the most important moment in baseball history, when Jackie Robinson first took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. As a baseball nerd, I love this approach, and it’s hard to imagine any fan watching this and not getting at least a little bit excited for baseball season following the long winter.

BBDO Nabs CVS Biz

CVS-pharmacy

You’ve heard it, we’re sure, but just a week after taking on Wells Fargo, BBDO has been appointed as the creative lead on pharma chain, CVS. Here’s a statement from CVS Caremark CMO, Rob Price. “As we look ahead to exciting challenges for CVS Caremark as a leader in a quickly evolving health care marketplace, we have the opportunity to amplify our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.  BBDO is well-positioned to partner with us in this journey and bring our message to life with all stakeholders.” BBDO has won out following a new creative agency of record for its enterprise and retail businesses, “concluding a national search that began in January and included a number of outstanding agencies.”

The incumbent on the CVS account, in case you were wondering, was Arnold.

 

Sarah Silverman Dumps Coffee, Energy BBDO Dumps ‘Orbit Girl’…for Now

Energy BBDO has called on the talents of comedienne Sarah Silverman for their new campaign for Wrigley’s Orbit gum brand.

Representing Wrigley’s strategy “to restore and grow the gum category by investing in its top brands,” the new U.S. campaign aligns Orbit with a broader global campaign that has driven sales for the company in international markets. The new campaign is centered around a pair of television spots (one 30 seconds, one 15 seconds) starring Silverman. In both spots, Silverman breaks up with the cup of coffee she had that morning, much to the coffee’s dismay; continuing the anthropomorphic trend from last year, but in a decidedly less creepy vein.

In both spots, Silverman breaks the news to that nagging cup of coffee, followed by a “Break up with lingering food” voiceover and the “Eat. Drink. Chew. Orbit.” tagline. Also of note is the fact that Energy BBDO seems to have dumped “Orbit Girl” Vanessa Branch  Farris Patton (for this campaign at least), who has been a fixture of Orbit’s campaigns for the past several years, with the “For that just brushed clean feeling” line instead delivered by a male voice actor. We’re not sure what prompted the change, but without her the spots kind of feel like they’re missing something (that touch of “fabulous” I suppose). Stick around for the 15-second “Lipstick” spot after the jump. Read more

Net#work BBDO Creates Poignant Spot for Road Accident Fund in South Africa

Johannesburg-based Net#work BBDO put together the above spot for Road Accident Fund in South Africa.

The 60-second effort, “Night Shift,” tells the sad tale (based on a true story) of a woman who lost both her parents in a car accident. “Sometimes I look back and think of what might have been,” the woman says while boarding a bus. “When my parents died in a car accident, my whole world changed,” she continues. Emotionally, she tells of how she thought she lost everything, including who she always dreamed she would become. Fortunately, that was not to be the case, as you’ll learn if you’ll watch it through.

“Night Shift” shows the kind of lives changed by the Road Accident Fund, from the perspective of a real beneficiary of the program. It’s emotionally affecting, and a truly effective way for Net#work BBDO to communicate their message. Credits after the jump.

Read more

BBDO NY, LeanIn.org Want to ‘Ban Bossy’ for Young Girls

Coming on the heels of International Women’s Day, BBDO New York has launched a new educational campaign for LeanIn.org and Girl Scouts of America encouraging achievement and leadership in girls.

The new campaign, entitled “Ban Bossy”offers “educational resources to help girls and women take the lead and give parents, teachers, troop leaders and managers hands-on strategies for supporting female leadership.” In addition to educational materials, the campaign includes celebrity endorsements, a new website, and the above 45 second PSA, “Change the Story.”

The thought-provoking PSA begins with girls listing all the things they won’t do, like “designing a building that reshapes the skyline” and “ask the questions that change the whole conversation.” This leads seamlessly into what stops these girls from accomplishing those things: “Here’s where I start to doubt myself,” one girl says. Finally, this leads into the name calling that causes the girls to stop asserting themselves, names like “stubborn,” “pushy,” “know-it-all” and, as you might expect, “bossy.” Ending on a positive note, a girl says “Here’s where I will change it all,” followed by the message: “Ban Bossy. Encourage girls to lead. Take the pledge at banbossy.org. The important message here is delivered in a way that works backwards from consequences to actions. It’s a great way to show all that is lost when we tell girls not to assert themselves, implicitly or explicitly.

“We need to recognize the many ways we systematically discourage leadership in girls from a young age—and instead, we need to encourage them,” explains Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.Org.

“Girls are twice as likely as boys to avoid leadership roles for fear of being disliked or deemed ‘bossy’ by their peers,” Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez adds.

Since launching, many organizations and individuals have pledged support for Ban Bossy, including Teach for America, Common Sense Media, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Edmodo, KIPP, AARP, Free The Children, Kids in the House, UrbanSitter, Babble, BlogHer, Upworthy, BBYO, Pantene and Always. Lifetime has also partnered with the initiative to create a PSA entitled “I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss,” featuring celebrities like Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, Condoleezza Rice, Jimmie Johnson, and Jane Lynch. Stick around for that PSA, along with credits, after the jump. And don’t forget to head over the the Ban Bossy site to make your own personal pledge to ban it yourself. Read more

Clemenger BBDO Wields Goofy Viking Spot for V Energy

Clemenger BBDO’s Sydney branch teamed up with Exit Films and Tool for the goofy viking-themed spot for V Energy featured above.

“Hey, viking begins with ‘V,’” someone over at Clemenger BBDO presumably decided, and the agency ran with it. In the 30 second spot, a viking crew organizes a mutiny to overthrow their leader in favor of the same guy drinking V Energy because “He’s a bit better at pillaging and setting fire to things.” The V Energy drinking usurper bests the leader at axe throwing, naturally leading into V Energy’s “The Massive Hit That Improves You A Bit” tagline. The spot’s goofy humor, like the leader’s axe throw, misses the mark — largely because by now the whole vikings in advertising thing has been done to death. Maybe it’s time to stock up on some V Energy and work on some new, improved ideas. Credits after the jump. Read more

Alright Already, Here’s Your Mark Taylor Update

marktaylorListen folks, we love you, but we can’t be everything to everyone, whether it concerns the likes of Mark Taylor, the man who had three stints at Crispin Porter + Bogusky (yes, three) and a brief spell at GSD&M, who parted ways with the MDC-owned agency last summer.  In case you didn’t read the post from AdAge, which by the way still hilariously lives in some Mad Men era and/or ranks themselves up with the New York Times –”my exclusive or the highway”–but is even more anachronistic (just fucking be civil, not political), Taylor has now joined up with Energy BBDO as its new chief creative officer.

Anyhow, I digress. Here is a statement from Energy president/CEO, Tonise Paul, who says, “Mark is an amazing talent and we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome him to our Energy BBDO family. When you look at Mark’s work, you will see a history of marketing innovation. With the challenge of increasingly parity products and the opportunity afforded by the constant emergence of new technologies, this is how brands today win. Mark’s work is a collection of big, original ideas that have solved big business challenges. You will recognize it because it was often the first time you saw it done, starting with Subservient Chicken. On top of his track record of great work, Mark is a wonderful guy.”

Taylor will assume his new role on April 7 but until then, Chicago-based Energy BBDO will continue to be led by a group of senior creative directors.

MLB Selects BBDO NY as Creative Agency Partner

mlb

With spring training in full swing, Major League Baseball has appointed a new multimedia creative agency partner, minus review, in BBDO New York, which will not only handle advertising/marketing for brand but also MLB Jewel events such as Opening Day, the All-Star Game and postseason. Tim Brosnan, MLB EVP/business, says in a statement, “This is an incredibly exciting time for Major League Baseball, and BBDO is exceptionally well-suited to help us bring the best game in the world to our fans in uniquely creative ways. We look forward to having them apply this creativity to further fuel the unprecedented success that baseball currently enjoys by creating innovative ways for fans to connect with MLB.”

While BBDO NY takes on MLB brand/Jewel duties (which were previously handled by a few different agencies), IPG-owned, Boston-based Hill Holliday will remain on as agency of record for MLB Fan Cave. This marks the second notable account win this month for BBDO NY, which added to its Pinnacle Foods roster by winning Wish-Bone duties.

 

 

<< PREVIOUS PAGENEXT PAGE >>