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Guest comments for featured spot "Rituals"

 GUEST COMMENTS    January 17, 2007 09:52 (Edited: January 16, 2007 22:52)

A few words from the creatives, David Klein & Justin Ruben, Publicis Mojo Melbourne, Australia:

This ad was basically an Australian version of the North Korean mass games. However given the limited time and budget we were forced to forgo the countless hours of practice and rely on the skills of the director Hamish and the persuasive techniques of electric shock therapy, in order to get average people to perform in unison.

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A new interactive campaign from Lowe Roche, Toronto

 LATEST ONLINE   CANADA    January 17, 2007 09:48 (Edited: January 16, 2007 22:48)
Done any good interactive / online work lately?
send it through to bestads & we'll put it here on the news page (if it's good).
...and from Lowe Roche Canada:

"The Nokia 6133’s Push to Start button is so innovative, your hands will be fighting over who gets to use it.

At, users pit their hands against each other in a series of arcade games to determine which hand will receive the ultimate prize."

Project name:
Client: Carlos Zamorano, Marketing Manager, Nokia Canada
Creative Agency: Lowe Roche, Toronto
Creative Director: Christina Yu
Copywriter: Jennifer Rossini
Art Director Karen Larmour
Business Manager: Keith Barry
Planner: Kristin Burnham
Connection Planner: Joy Sanguedolce
Agency Producer: Christie Gawenda
Website Design: Indusblue, Toronto
Production Company: UNTITLED, Toronto
Director/Director of Photography: Chris Sargent
Producer: Tom Evelyn
Editorial: Kurt Ritchie, Brian Noon, Traffik, Toronto
Post-Production: Terry Rose, Soho Post, Toronto
Audio Post-Production: Mike Rosnick, RMW,Toronto.

New from Duval Guillaume Brussels.

 TV   EUROPE    January 17, 2007 09:35 (Edited: January 16, 2007 22:35)

Strong work from Duval Guillaume. It's all about the music.

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A couple of the new Comcast spots from Goodby Silverstein

 TV   USA    January 17, 2007 09:29 (Edited: January 16, 2007 22:29)

More of the Toro Magazine work from john st Canada

 TV   CANADA    January 17, 2007 09:23 (Edited: January 16, 2007 22:23) Toro-Vegas.jpg

( For those of you who don't know the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority spots in the US, they have the line "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." )

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New work from M&C Singapore

 TV   ASIA    January 17, 2007 09:16 (Edited: January 16, 2007 22:16) Screen.jpg

Simple steps to get ahead in science.

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The Citroen C4 Tv work from Scher Lafarge

 WORTH A LOOK   EUROPE    January 17, 2007 07:36 (Edited: January 16, 2007 20:36)

From a couple of a couple of months back, but well worth a look.

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The follow-on for PG tips from Mother.

 TV   UK    January 17, 2007 07:33 (Edited: January 16, 2007 20:33)

More of the monkey from Mother London.

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New Carlsberg work from Saatchi Stockholm

 TV   EUROPE    January 17, 2007 07:27 (Edited: January 16, 2007 20:27)

Production company Social Club and Saatchi & Saatchi Stockholm's new spot "Home Delivery".

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PR ... with a message

 TV   INDIA    January 17, 2007 07:20 (Edited: January 16, 2007 20:20)

From Zoom TV in India - Self promotion ... with a message.

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Following in on from featured print work for Applied Arts Magazi

 TV   CANADA    January 17, 2007 07:06 (Edited: January 16, 2007 20:06)

Here's some more of the print work from Bos, Canada for the Applied Arts Magazine. "Enter & get noticed".

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top creatives elevated to sainthood ...

 TV   EUROPE    January 17, 2007 07:02 (Edited: January 16, 2007 20:02)

While we're talking about getting your work noticed ... here's some print work for Swiss Press - Young Creatives Competition, through Swiss agency Matter & Gretener.

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Guest comments for featured Samaritans spot "Doodle"

 GUEST COMMENTS    January 10, 2007 10:59 (Edited: January 09, 2007 23:59)

A bit of background from the director, Christian Bevilacqua:

My animation team consisted of one 3d chap, one cell animator and two compositors. it was done in house at Therapy Films over a period of about 3 weeks.

my aim was to create a peice that felt like it was going to cry at any moment, also to have a fragile and delicate feel to it.

i tried to make the character feel a little defeated with his little huffs and puffs and the world around him built from all these little troubled doodles made for quite a nice visual style. it also became quite a fiddlely little number.

you were talking hundreds of little images on screen making up shapes e.g. broken heart, the waters waves or the assembling stairs all made from these little moving caused quite a headache for the animators.

the music definately played a massive part in mood. sufjan (the musician) allowed us to have the music to use on the samaritans commercial.

that was a masssssive bonus.

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Guest comments for featured GE spot "Samurai"

 GUEST COMMENTS   USA    January 10, 2007 08:14 (Edited: January 09, 2007 21:14)

A few words from THREE LEGGED LEGS, the directors on featured spot "Samurai".

We loved BBDO's ambition from the beginning. We started drawing like maniacs, working through ideas for characters and locations.

When it was time to jump into production, we decided that we wanted to keep things small and tight. After a couple days of thumb-nailing, we called our homie Chuck BB to come in and help us develop some badass visuals. His illustration is ridiculous. We brought in 2 other full time artists while enlisting the part time support of 4 interns at our peak. The days blew by. It was a great experience working side by side with such a talented and dedicated crew.

Three months later, Samurai was finished. We mercilessly scrutinized every frame of this bad boy, while taking time to slip a little something into each shot for those who care to look close enough.

If you're interested in seeing some of the preliminary production process, as well as the HD version of the finished piece, swing over to

The first 10 people who find the hidden ninja in every shot get a limited edition Three Legged Legs tie; postage paid.

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Fallon UK's new work for Skoda

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 08:10 (Edited: January 09, 2007 21:10)

Fallon London doing a good job of helping Skoda in the manufacture of "happy drivers".

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Saatchi & Saatchi London's new viral for Toyota's RAV4

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 08:02 (Edited: January 09, 2007 21:02)

It's time for the age-old line ... "don't try this at home folks"

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Funny stuff.

the 3 minute 30 second Kodak Viral

 TV   USA    January 10, 2007 07:54 (Edited: January 09, 2007 20:54)

"The Winds of Change" from partners+napier, Rochester, NY and Park Pictures.

One man delivering a 3 minute 30 sec corporate message from Kodak. Not the typical description of a successful viral ... but it works a treat.

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Chimp Returns For PG Tips... & Mother London

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 07:49 (Edited: January 09, 2007 20:49)

Daniel Kleinman directs this new 2 minute spot for PG tips (tea).

More info from Mother:

Everyone remembers the PG Tips' chimps adverts – they were some of the most popular of all time, starting in 1956 and running for almost 50 years…

In fact, the PG Tips chimps made it into the Guinness Book of Records as the longest running ad campaign ever. Favourites include Mr Shifter ('Do you know the piano's on my toe, dad?') and the Tour de France ('Avez vous un cuppa?'). However, the chimps retired in 2002 and now live in Wycross zoo in Leicestershire.

This January, PG Tips will launch a series of four new adverts made by Mother to bring some of that “Monkey Magic” back to our screens - starring the comedian, Johnny Vegas as Al, and his quick-witted woolen sidekick, Monkey (voiced by Ben Miller).

Al and Monkey will be bringing a little simian sparkle to PG Tips this year. The iconic comedy duo is set to have TV’s biggest comeback since Noel Edmunds. You can see Monkey and Al’s reunion on or watch ITV on Monday 8th January.

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Short n sweet from AMV BBDO, London

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 07:42 (Edited: January 09, 2007 20:42) composed 1 HR.jpg

Hibbert Ralph Animation bringing the logo to life in “Perfectly Composed”.

... and who doesn't like Mendelssohn ?!

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New Ford work from Ogilvy London & Independent Films

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 07:36 (Edited: January 09, 2007 20:36)

One of the "Dogbot" series for Ford Focus. This one .... "Gramophone".

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 WORTH A LOOK   SOUTH AMERICA    January 10, 2007 07:31 (Edited: January 09, 2007 20:31)

This one's from a few month's back, but it's just turned up here at bestads.

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More of the Anti-smoking campaign "Hooked"

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 07:25 (Edited: January 09, 2007 20:25)

Here's the other "hooked" advert from Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy & Another Film Company.

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The other Autotrader MTV Drink Drive spot from JWT UK

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 07:08 (Edited: January 09, 2007 20:08)

JWT London & Gorgeous have produced two brilliant Drink Drive adverts for the holiday period. "Idiots" is on the main page, & here's "12 Days":

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... and from Canada, this Drinking & driving PSA

 January 10, 2007 07:01 (Edited: January 09, 2007 20:01)

From Wasserman + Partners Canada:

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Crispin Porter + Bogusky's Burger King work for the UK

 TV   USA    January 10, 2007 06:53 (Edited: January 09, 2007 19:53)

CP+B & Thomas Thomas Films' new advert "No Laughing Matter" for Burger King UK

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BBDO's new Fedex work, through Hungry Man.

 TV   USA    January 10, 2007 06:46 (Edited: January 09, 2007 19:46)

Here's a couple of spots from the new series for FedEx's sponsorship of the FedEx Cup - from BBDO New York.

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JWT New York's new work for Kleenex

 TV   USA    January 10, 2007 06:37 (Edited: January 09, 2007 19:37)

Another one for the "good work in a tough category" um category.

A good listener, a comfortable sofa and a box of Kleenex is all you need to let it out...

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M&C London, shooting for a Scottish bank in New Zealand

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 06:19 (Edited: January 09, 2007 19:19)

Some background from the post guys:

The sheep were shot on a three-day shoot in Wellington, New Zealand. Sheep are hardly known for their ability to cooperate well, so extensive post production was required to get the sheep into the desired positions: almost every shot that contains more than one sheep has been achieved through compositing multiple passes. For example, the shot where the sheep exit the left-hand side elevator, but enter on right-hand side was not possible to shoot for real as the sheep would just follow each other, making two different travelling directions an impossibility. So the scene was created by shooting a split-screen: in the first shot the sheep were directed into the lift, in the second they were directed out of the lift. The two passes were then seamlessly combined in Flame by Absolute’s Ben Robards, who was also on hand to supervise the shoot (and make friends with the sheep).

The most complex shot within the spot is where a big group of sheep is entering Wellington train station through several doors. This shot comprises seven passes left to right to create a frame full of sheep. The shiny floor created an additional issue: shadows and reflections in each pass fall across neighbouring passes – so these had to be separately combined to accurately create this complex light interaction. In addition, each of the passes was shot at different times of the morning, so Ben had to include yet more plates to create the illusion of a consistent exterior.

Ben also used Flame to highlight the hero breakaway sheep with some subtle light rays and front/back frame defocusing. Ben spent a lot of time filling ‘gaps’ by compositing in additional sheep – on one occasion he had to use the same sheep twice (Margot – his favourite of the bunch), but he disguised the duplication by grading her face black in the second instance. Ben found that the usual clean up work, such as painting out barriers, carried an extra dimension in this particular spot – he had to paint out all the sheep poo from when they panicked on set. Baaaa.

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New Vaseline work from BBH New York

 TV   USA    January 10, 2007 06:11 (Edited: January 09, 2007 19:11)

BBH NY & Stink/Smuggler. Nice work.

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aaaaah Christmas ...

 TV   UK    January 10, 2007 06:07 (Edited: January 09, 2007 19:07)

From BBH London & Bailey's - the Lewis & Kelly series moves on. You may need to read some more info from the press release below.

BBH Launch Bailey’s Digital Campaign

Baileys are launching a new short film around the stars of the Baileys TV advertising campaign - LA based couple Lewis, Kelly and their friends who were first introduced in the Bailey’s Served Chilled campaign in October 2005. The film, which is the first episode of an online series directed by renowned LA director Paul Hunter, will launch on the 20th December on and will be supported by online advertising.

Baileys advertising has consistently focussed on the brand’s connections with good friends and loved ones. The ‘Serve Chilled’ campaign shows just how much fun it is to chill together with Baileys at any time of the year.

The series of films are designed to deepen familiarity and popularity of the Bailey’s gang through opening up the age old debate of the differences between men and women. Lewis, Kelly and their friends will be starring in the series which will also run on several content sites, including YouTube. There is then a bespoke website developed in collaboration with Agency Republic, which has been produced specifically for the characters where consumers can get to know all of them a bit better www.

The first film titled ‘CHRISTMAS PAST, CHRISTMAS PRESENT’: It’s Christmas time at Lewis & Kelly’s and all their friends are invited, including Kelly’s quirky uncle. As we see them opening their presents around the Christmas tree we get a bit of an insight into just how differently men and women cope with the festive season.

Further films in the series will be launching throughout the year.
The films were produced by BBH content team led by Mark Boyd who said: "We're really proud of taking Lewis and Kelly into the online world - and are looking forward to releasing the series of films over the course of next year"

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More from DDB Paris!

 TV   EUROPE    January 10, 2007 05:58 (Edited: January 09, 2007 18:58)

Here's more from DDB Paris (apart from the TV & Ambient work featuring on the main pages!)

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From Almap BBDO & Lux Filmes Brazil

 WORTH A LOOK   SOUTH AMERICA    January 10, 2007 05:41 (Edited: January 09, 2007 18:41) Golf_Ahhhhhh_Frame.jpg

Good to see more work coming in from Latin America!

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Guest comments for featured HSBC spot "Family Member"

 GUEST COMMENTS   UK    December 19, 2006 12:37 (Edited: December 19, 2006 01:37)

A few words from the Laurence Quinn, JWT London, copywriter on the featured HSBC spot:

"Like the way a magician never reveals his tricks, we probably shouldn’t be telling you how this was shot. But I’m sure you can keep a secret. The exteriors were filmed in Hong Kong and the interiors in a studio in LA.

The dog, ‘Harley’ was fantastic, we're expecting her to be a big star."

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new from CLM BBDO & Wanda Productions

 TV   EUROPE    December 19, 2006 08:22 (Edited: December 18, 2006 21:22)

Manix condoms .... could spell disaster.

this film of 1'30 was shown just once at night on french tv

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New Motorola work from Mother London

 TV   UK    December 19, 2006 08:12 (Edited: December 18, 2006 21:12)

Motorola & Mother.

" ... a phone to help eliminate aids ..."

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More Nice work from Lowe Mexico

 TV   SOUTH AMERICA    December 19, 2006 06:33 (Edited: December 18, 2006 19:33)

The mind reading machine ....

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new from Graffiti BBDO Romania

 TV   EUROPE    December 19, 2006 05:57 (Edited: December 18, 2006 18:57) Santa Claus.jpg

Graffiti BBDO & Saga Film's look at Christmas.

Creative Commentary
The film was shot in ONE DAY and ONE NIGHT, sometimes with real people (non-extras) around. Imagine the reactions :)

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... and from Knucklehead, UK.

 TV   UK    December 19, 2006 05:52 (Edited: December 18, 2006 18:52) - EOTM --Granny Snogging--.png

Warning ... may contain tastless images.

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tasteful new from Nike ... direct

 TV   USA    December 19, 2006 05:46 (Edited: December 18, 2006 18:46)

Nike's new work "Embrace the exotic".

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More MTV / work

 TV   USA    December 19, 2006 05:44 (Edited: December 18, 2006 18:44)

Y&R New york's new work for MTV /

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