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

Posts Tagged ‘Jennifer Morrison’

BBDO Toronto Shows ‘What’s There’ for Paralympics


BBDO Toronto has crafted a new spot for the Canadian Paralympic Committee in anticipation of the upcoming Sochi Paralympic Games, with the uplifting message/tagline “It’s not what’s missing, it’s what’s there.” The line describes the need to look past physical differences to the incredible talent of these athletes and all the hard work they put in to train for the games.

“When we look at Paralympic athletes, we can make the mistake of focusing on their disabilities, instead of their extraordinary abilities,” said Simon Craig and JP Gravina, Associate Creative Directors, BBDO Toronto. “This campaign forces the viewer to see all the amazing things that make these Paralympic athletes great. To catch them in the midst of competition is an awe-inspiring experience by any definition.”

To accomplish this, the 60 second spot employs a letterbox effect to focus in on a select portion of each athlete, only revealing their identities toward the end of each scene, and thereby highlighting their athletic prowess and impactful performances rather than their disabilities. It’s an interesting fusion of form and function that really underscores the message behind the campaign, even if it risks alienating some viewers who complain about such a small portion of the screen being used at the start of the spot.

The athletes featured  here are snowboarder Michelle Salt, sledge hockey players Tyler McGregor and Dominic Larocque, and cross country skier/biathlete Mark Arendz. Arendz called the campaign “an awesome opportunity to increase awareness and demonstrate what we as Paralympic athletes are capable of.”

Nomination for the Canadian Paralympic Team is still going, with the full team set to be officially announced at the end of the month. The 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games will be held from March 7-16. Canada will send approximately 50 athletes to the games, competing in all six sports, with the goal of placing in the top three nations in the gold medal count. Credits after the jump. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Get hands-on content marketing training in our brand new boot camp, Content Marketing 101! Starting September 8, digital marketing and content experts will teach you the tips and tricks for creating, distributing and measuring the success of your brand's content. Sign up before August 15 and get $50 OFF registration. Register now! 

Skittles ‘Gif Raps’ the Holidays

Remove the “t” from “gift” and the “w” from “wrap” and you end up with “Gif Rap,” Skittles’ digital holiday card from BBDO Toronto.

Animated gifs have had quite a resurgence of popularity in 2011. Is it that hipsters enjoy gifs’ “vintage Internet” aesthetic? Is it that mobile apps like “Gif Shop” have made animated gifs easier to make than ever? Is it because quickmeme made adding personalized Impact text over images too easy? Whatever the case, we’ve already seen them used in two separate agency holiday cards so far.

Gif Rap the Rainbow” is exactly what it sounds like, allowing users to select between four Santa-themed animated gifs and four hip-hop beats to combine for a personalized holiday greeting. If you’re wondering what the above image looks like when animated, click here. Credits after the jump.

Read more