• The Hive wins project for Berkeley Extension.

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    SF's The Hive Advertising announced today that UC Berkeley Extension has selected them to oversee a new brand campaign for spring 2015 enrollment.

    “We're excited to be working with another marketing team within the University of California system and to help them increase enrollments and build recognition for their brand,” said DeeAnn Budney, Founder/CEO/Creative Director of the Hive. “We feel well qualified to do a first-rate job for UC Berkeley Extension by creating differentiation in a competitive category and using authentic brand stories.”

    Congrats on the new assignment.

  • Time for another Dog and Pony Show.

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    It's time for another fun-filled Dog and Pony Show tour This one features puppies, kids & FIRE!

    Puppies, Kids & FIRE! A Producer's Guide.
    Co-Host: PGA Northwest - July 17th, 2014 from 6:00-9:00pm.

    Wear your best asbestos hat and gloves, join us for a kinetc evening of understanding and inquiry for all the "other" departments. We'll be hearing from and asking questions to, Studio Teachers, Animal Wranglers and the Pyrotechnicians for your next potential project.

    Understanding requirements: bid better. Run-of-the-house guided tour in the first 45 minutes of the show, don't miss it!

    Of course we'll have snacks and beverages too!

    Sponsored in part by The Armory. Join us for a tour before or after the show. PGA half price tickets by phone 415.454.1260 or get more details here.

  • BMW X4 Commercial. Behind the scenes in San Francisco.

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    A while back, we posted about this BMW spot that was shot here in SF. Now the car maker is out with a behind-the-scenes video that's worth a look. Check it out.

  • Venables Bell out with first work for SKYY

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    Venables Bell & Partners are out with their first work for SKYY Vodka since winning the account back in 2013. The TV campaign, directed by Mike Maguire, features an eccentric host delivers lessons on the universe backed by a troop of surreal camouflaged choreographed dancers with a series of peculiar props.

    EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Paul Venables and Will McGinness
    ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Eric Boyd
    ART DIRECTOR: Alex Rice, Greg Wyatt
    COPYWRITER: Daniel Bonder, Bryan Karr
    DESIGN DIRECTOR: Cris Logan
    DESIGNER: Angie McDonald
    DIRECTOR OF INTEGRATED PRODUCTION: Craig Allen
    AGENCY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joyce Chen
    ACCOUNT DIRECTOR: Robert Woods
    ACCOUNT MANAGER: Katie De La Hoya
    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Biscuit Filmworks
    DIRECTOR: Mike Maguire
    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Nigel Bluck
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Colleen O’Donnell and Shawn Lacy
    LINE PRODUCER: Tracy Broaddus
    EDITING COMPANY: Final Cut
    EDITOR: Matt Murphy
    VFX: The Mill
    VFX PRODUCER: Kiana Bicoy
    TELECINE: Sean Coleman @ Company 3
    SOUND DESIGN: Barking Owl
    SOUND DESIGNER: Michael Anastasi @ Barking Owl
    MUSIC: Mophonics
    MIX: Loren Silber @ Lime Studios

  • Eleven promotes Cirque du Soleil for Aria Resort & Casino.

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    SF shop Eleven has been doing work for Vegas' Aria Resort & Casino for a while. Well now they've been tapped to distinguish Zarkana from the other seven Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. Check out the first spot:

  • FCB SF breaks new ‘Battlefield Hardline’ spot for EA

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    Here's a cool-looking spot for the EA video game Battlefield Hardline. No gameplay. No crazy, over-the-top concept. Just closeups and slo-mo of weapons doing their things. It's a refreshingly different approach that does a great job of teasing the game.

    Via.

  • SF's Studio B launches new site.

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    San Francisco video production company Studio B is out with their new website. Check it out and learn about this great local resource.

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