Why Ogilvy Made a Weirdly Hilarious Ad for A Staten Island Realtor

Ad Age: “The thought was, ‘Can we use our day jobs to actually improve his core business?’ We both loved the notion of using Ogilvy and Smuggler’s resources to do for Tony what we do for giant companies. Rather than try to emulate his social media—you can’t improve on perfection—the idea was to have the…

Marmite Gets Saucy in New Spot Aimed at Freshers

Creative Review: “The ad by Guy Shelmerdine brings back memories of Flat Eric, the classic Levi’s mascot, as the ad’s puppet heroes are shown trying out Marmite to a remix of Giraffage’s electro track, Workout. It all quickly takes a suggestive turn as the song encourages the duo to ‘push that’, ‘grab that’, ‘stroke that’…

Jordan Firstman Tells Robert Pattinson What It’s Like to Be Gay and Relevant

Interview: “Jordan Firstman is in his movie star era. The 32-year-old writer and comedian got famous by posting during lockdown, mostly in the form of impressions and character sketches on his Instagram page. But talent that big can’t be contained to an iPhone screen, which led Firstman, who was getting bored of social media fame…

Jordan Firstman Could Never Have Written Rotting in the Sun’s Jordan Firstman

Vanity Fair: “Given a summer marked by more chaste and sanitized queer content, Rotting in the Sun, which premieres theatrically September 8 and streams on Mubi September 15, stands out as a raw and real portrait of actual gay culture.”

Buffalo Wild Wings Welcomes a Talking Winged Buffalo

Ad Age: “The new spots, like the logo, feature a winged buffalo. But this one is the life of the party. Named Hank, the CGI character is voiced by “Saturday Night Live” alum (and former AT&T spokesman) Beck Bennett and represents the embodiment of the ideal BWW fan—a character who’s loud, charismatic, really into food…

Taylors’ Caffeinated Chorus

Shots: “Created by Lucky Generals, and directed by Björn Rühmann through SMUGGLER, this uplifting musical treat is a joyful concoction of tongue-in-cheek choreography, playful character design and questionable rhymes (mammalian lactation, anyone?), emphasising the inclusive nature of the brand and the difference it makes when your beverage is created with family care and attention.”

‘Messi Meets America’ Gets Trailer & Premiere Date On Apple TV+

Deadline: “Lionel Messi‘s journey in Major League Soccer (MLS) and Inter Miami CF is the subject of Messi Meets America, the new docuseries at Apple TV+. A trailer dropped giving a sneak peek of the six-part documentary event that will premiere on October 11 with three episodes. Messi Meets America is executive-produced by Tim Pastore, Patrick…

Sandy Hook Promise’s Dark Comedy

Shots: “Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin through SMUGGLER, the spot sees famous comedians such as Billy Eichner, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Caitlin Reilly, Rachel Bloom, Jay Pharoah and more making opening jokes at a live comedy show. At the end of the film, the rug is pulled to reveal that the quotes were real statements made…

Omar Apollo ‘Ice Slippin’ by rubberband.

Promonews: “Directing duo rubberband. tap into a notion of mortality for US soulman Omar Apollo’s super-visceral promo for Ice Slippin. The video is a dazzling multi-format video, featuring a wide variety of footage, from live-action performance through to vintage animation and home-video snapshots. And at the core is the fully committed performance of Apollo –…

Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami CF Journey Subject Of New Apple TV+ Docuseries

Deadline: “Apple TV+ has landed a new untitled six-part documentary featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access to football great Lionel Messi as he arrived in America to play for Major League Soccer and Inter Miami CF, chronicling his debut in Leagues Cup and beyond. The docuseries is produced by SMUGGLER Entertainment in association with Major League Soccer.“

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