Check these TV spots for Japaense telecommunications company Softbank directed by Spike Jonze with Brad Pitt. These great spot are different than your usually telecom Verizon, AT&T, US Celluar, Sprint type commercial and feels more like a commercial for a bank (no just because "bank" is in the company name). (Via The Denver Egoist, Via The Smoking Section)
I have just started to see a third TV spot in the Journey campaign for First National Bank by Bozell. The first two spots were for business and student loans but this last one I assume is for home line of credit. I bring this spot up because of the actor who plays the "husband" struck me as being very familiar. Sure enough, and IMDB.com confirmed my hunch, the "husband" is Bjørn Johnson who played "Herr Schniedelwichsen" in Beerfest and has had small rolls on TV shows like Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, The Sopranos, Charmed and ER. I just thought it was funny and I would share it with everyone.
Finally Apple has a come back response for the Microsoft "Laptop Hunters" TV spots and once again what a great response. Oh a check out the NYTimes.com, there is another great Apple video banner ad and it probably will on last for today.
Bailey Lauerman and Archrival returned from the 9th District Addys each as a Best in Show winner. Bailey Lauerman won Best in Show - Print for the Autism Family Network posters. Archrival won Best in Show - Broadcast for the Nebraska Bookstore TV spots.
Family Guy creator, Seth McFarlane made the 2009 Creativity 50 and is also a RSID graduate but the real reason for this post is I want to share this hilarious spoof of the now famous/infamous clip of Christian Bale yelling at his DP. I would love to see Seth take a crack at advertising to see what he could come up with.