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Pete Marquis Opendoor Super Bowl campaign with Mischief

Opendoor Super Bowl campaign is underway. Pete Marquis is back with Mischief for another Super Bowl Muse has all the details. Sell a home during halftime? No problem.
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As We Speak – Sundance Reviews, Trailer, and Pararmount+ Release Date

Paramount+ drops As We Speak trailer on the heels of glowing reviews at Sundance. Early takes from Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Rolling Stone, plus a live Q&A with LA Times’ Matt Brennan prime audiences for the As We Speak premiere on Paramount+ February 27th. “There probably isn’t a timelier Sundance premiere right now than As...
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Pete Marquis and Mischief – Train for Your Life

Anytime Fitness returns post Super Bowl to encourage you to “Train for Your Life.” Developed with Mischief @ No Fixed Address and directed by Pete Marquis, the campaign emphasizes realistic fitness achievements over extreme goals. The spots reunite Mischief, Marquis, and spokesperson Arnell Powell. Read more about the campaign on Adweek.
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Ad of the Year – Pete Marquis

Tubi “Interface Interruption” directed by Pete Marquis lands on Ad Age, Campaign Magazine, Adweek, and other notable creative and marketing lists for ad of the year.
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Koala for Steakmas

Pete Marquis directed Outback Steakhouse’s latest campaign Koala on the Walla developed by Mischief, that ties in with the Australian holiday “Steakmas.” The overly observant koala character judges people’s behavior to decide if they deserve steak for Christmas. Read more about the campaign with this feature from Muse by Clio.
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No Nut November

Pete Marquis is back with Terri & Sandy directing the only campaign that wants young men to refrain from refraining this November, at least when it comes to snacking. Check out Tim Nudd’s deep dive on the work on AdAge.
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Akil Gibbons directs powerful Udemy film

Building Opportunity is the latest campaign directed by Akil Gibbons for Udemy. This film takes place in the community of learner-turned-educator Vital and follows his story alongside instructor Chris as they open their co-founded school in Vital’s hometown of Magu, Rwanda. Read more about the film and ongoing series for Udemy in this Shots feature.
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Tinder Message for Scammers directed by Pete Marquis

Tinder, Mischief, and Pete Marquis unpack World Romance Scam Prevention Day—with help from Jonathan Bennett, an expert in toxic behavior since starring as Aaron Samuels in 2004’s “Mean Girls.” The spot features Bennett talking about online fraudsters posing as potential love interests. Bennett has a pretty blunt message for these scammers at the end. Watch...
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Sizzler & Rambler directed by Pete Marquis

A true summer pairing. Sizzler is back with Jodie Sweeten, a campaign from Mischief, directed by Pete Marquis. Adweek, Muse, and People had something to say about this one. Rambler found the spot after many countless location scouts for the perfect tubing river. Check out the spot on Shots.
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Andrew Batista makes Impossible Alone films for Atlassian

Andrew Batista directed two films for Atlassian’s Impossible Alone film series. See the powerful debut film about a life saved and the power of cloud collaboration featured on Shots.
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Six Cannes Lions for director Pete Marquis

Pete Marquis directed two Super Bowl campaigns for Mischief and both came back with Cannes Lions. Tubi -Interface Interruption won a gold, two silver, and two bronze lions. Anytime Fitness – Fitness Anytime won a bronze lion. Bravo to our partners at Mischief and the many amazing humans that helped from beginning to end on...
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Marquis, Mahomes, Mischief, and Bear

A year after The Coors Light took the internet by storm, the team is back with Coors Light Bear. Pete Marquis directed the campaign that caused social media rumors to swirl about Travis Kelce being the bear. Read more about a day in the life with Mahomes and his bear friend in Ad Age, Sports...
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Akil Gibbons premieres Harlem is Nowhere

Harlem Is Nowhere — an experimental documentary essay inspired by the visions of Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison is a reflection on the development and later gentrification of Black Harlem. Written and directed by Akil Gibbons. The film premiered at Harlem International Film Festival.
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Orchard Valley has a new nut

Terri & Sandy tapped Pete Marquis to bring Orchard Valley’s mouthless mascot to life. Check out campaign highlights on Shots.
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Andrew Batista joins Strike Anywhere

Shots shares all about director Andrew Batista who kicks off with campaigns for Square, US Army, and Atlassian upon joining with Strike Anywhere for US representation.
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One Show Announces 8 Shortlist Nominations for Coors Light, Tubi, Miller, and Anytime Fitness

Pete Marquis directed campaigns with Mischief for Coors Light, Tubi, Milled and Anytime Fitness shortlisted for eight One Show awards.
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Andrew Batista directs national Army campaign

Debuting during the NCAA finals the rousing campaign defines ‘Be All You Can Be’ for a new generation. Now running globally in theaters, broadcast, and social, the spots were brought to life by DDB and filmmaker Andrew Batista. Catch one of the powerful spots here.
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Peacock’s Love Language Breakthrough

Pete Marquis and Duolingo got together with Peacock to get a lot of dating reality show junkies excited on April Fools.It was covered everywhere from People to Adweek. Here’s what Variety had to say.
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Pete Marquis directed EOS campaign marks an evolution for men’s shaving

Pete Marquis and Mischief join forces for EOS. Muse had some very nice words for all involved.
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Ilana Glazer Miller Lite campaign directed by Pete Marquis

Alma agency teamed up with Illana Glazer and Pete Marquis to shed light on how things were and how things should be when it comes to the history of beer and advertising. From the trades, to entertainment, and culture, people were definitely talking about this one.
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Why Spend $7M? Anytime Fitness Got a Super Lift Without a Big Game Ad

Pete Marquis directed Mischief’s Anytime Fitness campaign that played big ahead of and during the Super Bowl. Check out Muse by Clio’s piece about the creative work and winning results.
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Tubi Interrupts Super Bowl LVII

Director Pete Marquis back in cahoots with Mischief interrupts Super Bowl LVII with this years most talked about spot for Tubi. From Snoop Dogg to worried moms, this instant big game classic became head turning gold as social media chatter and memes galore bounced from living rooms and bars to Twitter and TikTok. Earned media...
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Pete Marquis – Best Ad of the Year

Topping 2022 with director Pete Marquis’ The Coors Light landing on Adweek’s top 30 ads of the year. Bravo to Coors, Mischief, and Pete!
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Ad of the Day – Murder a bloomin’ onion lately? Destroy the Evidence!

Destroy the Evidence for Outback Steakhouse is Ad of the Day. This playful spot directed by Pete Marquis riffs on Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery key themes, with a dark comedic twist. A high-intensity murder takes place at an Outback Steakhouse – the victim, being, of course, well, you’ll have to watch to...
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AWESOME + modest joins Strike Anywhere

We’re thrilled to welcome the talented and exceptional AWESOME + modest group to Strike Anywhere. Read all about their work, ethos, accolades, and our future together in shots.
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Patrick Mahomes Endorses Coors…Flashlights in Newest Pete Marquis Promo

Pete Marquis and Mischief team up yet again, this time to deliver a perfectly executed lightbulb moment. Marquis directs Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes in the minute-long Coors campaign which cleverly sideskirts the NFL’s longstanding policy that players cannot endorse alcohol products. Instead, Mahomes wants to sell you a flashlight. A definitely-and-totally-not-a-beer flashlight. Great...
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Ad Age Honors Erica Eng’s Americanized for Creative Excellence

Ad Age first encountered the work of director Erica Eng a few years ago among the honored films featured in the Commercial Directors Diversity Program from the DGA and the AICP. In the article, for Ad Age’s Celebration of Creative Excellence for AAPI Heritage Month, Eng shares her short film “Americanized,” which last year earned...
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AICP Awards – Pete Marquis for Miller with Mischief

Pete Marquis’ Launching a Seltzer continues to pick up awards momentum. AICP Awards announced their shortlist for Humor spots. Bravo to everyone involved in getting Seltzer’s off this planet and making more room for beer!
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Level Playing Field Emmy Nomination

HBO’s Level Playing Field directed by Akil Gibbons with Mike Jacobs as showrunner is nominated for an Emmy! Akil’s episode explores the intersection of sports, race, and social policy through the story of “Midnight Basketball,” the youth program born out of President Clinton’s 1994 crime bill to help keep youth off the streets and away...
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Pete Marquis and Mischief get ‘a little outdoorsy’ for Article – Ad Age Editor’s Pick

Ad Age's Agency of the Year, Mischief and director Pete Marquis get back in the saddle for furniture brand Article.
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Akil Gibbons wins Gold and Silver at Inaugural Anthem Awards

Akil Gibbons directed film campaigns for Mastercard andAT&T that won Gold and Silver respectively at this year's Anthem Awards.
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Ad of the Day! Fast-Food Mascots Sue Over Accidental Veganism in Pete Marquis’ Hilarious Alpha Foods Spot

Light is finally being shed on accidental veganism in this smart and hilarious pro-plant spot directed by Pete Marquis for Alpha Foods.
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Pete Marquis’ Rocket Stunt Launches Miller to AdAge’s List of Top 5 Creative Brand Ideas

Not one to ‘hop’ on the bandwagon, Miller shared their real feelings about the seltzer craze by launching one of their own – straight into space. The Pete Marquis-directed ad stunt sparked worthy praise from consumers and press alike, being called ‘perhaps the bravest brand idea of the week’ by AdAge, alongside nods from AdWeek,...
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Erica Eng Lunar New Year Film for Panda Express with The Many

Los Angeles agency The Many tapped director Erica Eng to create a film that celebrates the traditions of Lunar New Year with Panda Express through the experience of good food, family and togetherness, especially those who might be unfamiliar with the holiday. Read Ad Age Creativity Editor’s Pick about the project.
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Marvel’s Behind the Mask directed by Michael Jacobs drops trailer & release date!

Set for release February 12th on Disney+ details emerge from Marvel about our exciting new film. Watch the trailer for Behind the Mask directed by Michael Jacobs.
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Ryan Simon directs Dear Mr. President Short Film

Producer Clair McGirr launches Dear Mr. President to showcase a series of Motion Poems films. The showcase includes award-winning filmmaker and poet collaborations from all over the world. Ryan Simon’s Everyday interprets Los Angeles poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis’ words to life in this moving film.
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Akil Gibbons Forces of Change for AT&T

Akil Gibbons debuts new episodes for AT&T series Forces of Change about the Black Scientific Renaissance. This series examines how society can create systems that uplift historically marginalized groups and posits that doing so can lead to breakthroughs that have the power to change the world.
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Pete Marquis rolls out SpaceJam2

Adweek features director Pete Marquis’ latest project SpaceJam2.com We can’t tell you more, you must experience it for yourself!
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Akil Gibbons joins Strike Anywhere

Shots showcases Akil Gibbons and we’re thrilled to continue working with him. “With a background in work for studios and networks, Gibbons’ powerfully affecting films educate and inspire while earning tens of millions of online views.”
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Strike Anywhere, Tan France and Facebook give Small Business a Boost

Strike Anywhere worked with Tan France and Facebook to help businesses across the UK. Garnering millions of impressions across Facebook Watch, IGTV, and YouTube —  Boost My Business highlights smart ways to grow and reach new customers.
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Erica Eng rolls with Nina Dobrev for Activia

Nina Dobrev, Daybreaker, and Activia kicked off a virtual dance party. Erica directed spots to announce the event and global initiative.
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Erica Eng on Shots

Shots highlight Erica Eng’s career highlights to date and her signing with Strike Anywhere. “Eng is known for crafting visually dramatic films that feel powerful, rhythmic and emotionally charged.”
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Erica Eng directs The Measure of Greatness for P&G

#LeadwithLove campaign for Procter and Gamble directed by Erica Eng. The Measure of Greatness tells the stories of exceptional athletes who are leading their communities – not through their athletic performances, but through their compassion, humanity and love.
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Truly Campaign with Goodby Silverstein & Partners

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Vanity Fair, CNN, Forbes, and more all in for Blackballed

“Miss The Last Dance? Blackballed is one of a number of sports-focused documentaries available for fans in the wake of the Michael Jordan event series. It’s also the best.” – Vanity Fair “As The Last Dance ends, Blackballed signals the NBA’s evolution as a cultural force.” – CNN “New Blackballed Documentary Shows The Importance Of...
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Brilliant Blackballed Review – Chicago Sun-Times

Blackballed premieres today on Quibi. Read Richard Roeper’s review in Chicago Sun-Times. “director Michael Jacobs does a brilliant job of revisiting the Sterling scandal in a rear view lens providing invaluable context.”
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Banana Republic Wins at LAFF ’19

The Los Angeles Film Festival 2019 recently awarded Best Cinematography to the No Boundaries work for Banana Republic. Much deserved for Director Keenan Newman and DP Devin Whetstone. See the full listings here.
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Ryan Simon Shares for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

This feel-good campaign focuses on friends and loved ones sharing a sip of CBTL while enjoying summer.
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Matt Sklar Highlights Local Alerts for Facebook

Facebook’s Local Alerts feature helped residents get information during the floods in Northern California. This piece shot on location in Sonoma County tells their story.
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Ryan Simon Brings It Home for Unison

Director Ryan Simon was tapped by agency Cutwater for their first work with Unison. A new type of FinTech company helping people buy homes.
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Matt Sklar Celebrates First Responders for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

A community celebrates those who keep it safe in this new work from Matt Sklar. Click through to watch.
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Minecraft Coral Crafters Scores a Webby

Strike Anywhere’s Mike Jacobs directed the piece for 215 McCann in Cozumel, Mexico. The project to regrow coral in collaboration with Minecraft has been hugely successful and continues to grow today. It won the corporate responsibility category.
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Kevin Batten’s Pop Arts Signs On

Kevin Batten and his team have signed on to represent Strike Anywhere in the West Coast. Kevin’s unique background in producing, VFX and sales make him the quintessential Director’s rep. He respects and understands the creative goals of projects, and is able to connect with both the creatives and producers integral in the sales cycle....
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Toast 2 Featured on Shots

It’s National Toast Day friends. Let’s celebrate. And eat toast. Watch the film here.
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Grand Clio Win with 215 McCann for Minecraft

215 McCann tapped Strike Anywhere and director Michael Jacobs for their Minecraft Coral Crafters project. Resulting in millions of earned views and a 2018 Clio Entertainment Grand award. Tim Nudd included the film in
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18 Great Ads that Weren’t Ads at All

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Matt Sklar lands Vimeo Staff Pick

Strike Anywhere Director Matt Sklar lands a Vimeo Staff Pick for his latest film Toast 2 After the Burn. Congrats to Matt and all his toasty collaborators. For a deeper dive, Laughing Squid highlights the original film and the sequel.
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NY Times Highlights Medicine for Melancholy

Our first feature film Medicine for Melancholy is a continually lauded film and part of the Strike Anywhere origin story. NY Times provides a
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Banana Republic Fall Campaign with Keenan Newman

Banana Republic debuts their new fall collection. The campaign kicks off with
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Victoria Guenier Joins Strike Anywhere

We’ve proudly added award-winning production guru Victoria Guenier as Managing Director. Leading the charge, Guenier will continue to cultivate the robust creative environment we call home, developing our directorial roster and acting as a conduit between client and talent. Guenier believes the future is Strike Anywhere, saying, “Here I see the opportunity to use my...
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Minecraft Adweek Ad of the Day

Our latest with 215 McCann for Minecraft lands on Adweek, Creativity, and The Hollywood Reporter.
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Minecraft: Ad of the Day

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First Showing highlights Ryan Simon directed film

Sublime Poetry-Inspired Short Film ‘Every Day’ directed by Ryan Simon debuted with Motionpoems traveling film series. First Showing dives into the
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Director Matt Sklar Joins Strike Anywhere

We are excited to announce Matt Sklar has joined Strike Anywhere for representation. Sklar was born in Austin, Texas then went on to graduate from Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. He moved to LA and worked as an assistant to a producer while making short documentaries, sketches, and spec spots in his...
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Strike Anywhere wins at Brand Film Festival for Lyft

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Austin Film Society Screens Influential SXSW Films

Michael Jacobs debut feature documentary Audience of One will screen this year as part of Austin Film Society’s 25 Years of Influential Cinema at SXSW.
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Lyft: Ad of the Day

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Beyond the Numbers for Infiniti

Strike Anywhere director Michael Jacobs goes Beyond the Numbers for Infiniti’s latest campaign.
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Lyft on Comm Arts

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Michael Jacobs’ new 30 for 30 premieres at Tribeca

The spectacular rise and fall of the International Professional Volleyball Association, which existed between 1975–1980 complete with "party lifestyle," rocking arena matches and stars on the court and in the stands, is chronicled in this Michael Jacobs-directed film.
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Strike Anywhere helps Facebook Launch New Camera System

Facebook launched a new in-app camera that is packed with dozens of effects to help you share your story with style.
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Ryan Simon’s documentary The Black Jacket, now available on Netflix.

The Black Jacket focuses on radical peace practitioner and former Black Panther Aquil Basheer who trains students, many of whom are ex-gang members, to anticipate and diffuse violent and dangerous situations.
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Vimeo Talks Favorite Staff Pick – The High Five

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LA Weekly article on The Black Jacket

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Virgil Films signs on as distributor for The Black Jacket

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Pitchfork premieres Gift of Gab

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Dante Elephante Yung Gurls music video featured on Buzzbands

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Nowness premieres Michael Jacobs’ Stock Show

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Outside the Lines profiles our latest ESPN 30X30 film

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Facebook Aquila featured on Shots

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UberEats is Adweek’s Ad of the Day

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Pinterest Say Hello featured on Creativity

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Facebook 10 on Shots

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Our Taylormade Golf Spot on Shots

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Facebook Pages in Adweek

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The Science of Slap on Pitchfork

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Audience of One Praised in the New York Times

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Medicine For Melancholy’s Barry Jenkin’s On The Treatment

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Medicine for Melancholy Praised in the New York Times