Posted in News | 2 May 2013 | by D/C
People can be insensitive, it’s true. So on the occasion of this laudatory write-up of the Ticket Oak’s diabolically clever maker, Anatomorphex, in North Hollywood, it seemed only right for D/C, as the tree’s diabolical inventor, to post this as a reminder.
It’s the biggest campaign yet for StubHub and its lovable/creepy spokes-tree, conjured up last year by D/C. And it may be that the perils of fame are getting to the booming-voiced bark-wearer, as millions of his fans are sure to notice when a new spot drops on (appropriately enough) April 1.
Along with TV, directed once again by Mike Maguire of Biscuit Filmworks, the fully integrated campaign crosses all media and platforms, with print, out-of-home, homepage takeovers – on ESPN and Sports Illustrated – social media and more, all of it lovingly crafted by D/C.
The “more” involves train wraps and “city domination” media buys around key concert halls in New York, as well as “Venues that Rock,” a content partnership with Rolling Stone, featuring a branded hub page on rollingstone.com where users can read about iconic venues, compete to attend a private concert and find hot local tickets. The Rolling Stone program further includes a mix of editorial and advertorial and culminates with an invitation-only, StubHub-branded show by a notable up-and-coming artist.
The new campaign supports StubHub’s evolution from a site to buy great tickets to a site to discover great events – the platform for big nutty trees helping people have awesome weekends.
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They’ve got the technology, inventory and financing to put you in your dream-mobile. That’s the message of Duncan/Channon’s three new DriveTime spots, the first of which launched nationally today. The campaign is the first by D/C for this new client, one of the largest used auto dealers in the world, and includes radio. The TV was shot at DriveTime’s Las Vegas dealership. @Radical was the production company and Rosey the director. Take ’em for a drive right here.
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Posted in News | 7 January 2013 | by D/C
For the first time since Andy Berkenfield became the slash in Duncan/Channon 13 years ago, the agency has added a new partner. His name, Mike Lemme, may not be unfamiliar, after eight years at D/C, but a few of his accomplishments, both in and out of the agency, bear repeating. He is a three-time winner of the international REBRAND 100 award, given for both creative and strategy, and a former CD at the design/digital firms MetaDesign and Method, where he oversaw award-winning work for SFMOMA, Autodesk, Reuters and American Apparel. He is also a graduate of Pittsburgh’s mighty Carnegie Mellon.
At D/C, he has headed the rebranding of Hard Rock, Esurance, Blurb and Tahoe South, and been cited in Communications Arts’ Interactive, Advertising and Typography Annuals, the ONE Show and the 4A’s O’Toole Awards, among other honors. And he conceived and designed the widely praised Hard Rock memorabilia website and its on-property kiosks.
His partnership at D/C comes along with a new title and expanded role. In addition to directing D/C’s design and digital practices, he will crack the whip on creative across the board as the agency’s Chief Creative Officer, while continuing, of course, to contribute all the strategic insight, visual brilliance, unstoppable work ethic and Teutonic charm that led Duncan, Channon and Berkenfield to invite him to become their fourth partner in the first place.
If you are a regular reader of this humble website then it’s entirely possible you’re mumbling to yourself: “Geez Louise, enough with the StubHub Ticket Oak already.” But, alas, the Ticket Oak’s rabid public cannot get enough. Ergo, this little holiday video. Please check it out, on the editor’s solemn pledge that this will be the final Oak-related silliness of annum 2012 (plus, it’s kinda funny).
A comprehensive rebrand and the “Find Your Book” campaign Duncan/Channon created for Blurb have garnered a second year of industry accolades, the latest honors being coveted slots in the Brand New Awards and Communication Arts Advertising Annual. Much appreciation is due the visionary client, not to mention the insightful (and handsome? beautiful?) judges, who saw fit to include D/C among such exalted company.
Posted in News | 8 November 2012 | by D/C
With over 94 dealerships across the country and half-a-million cars sold, DriveTime is the largest auto dealer helping consumers buy a great used car with or without great credit. After a comprehensive search driven by Pile & Company, the acceleration-minded company signed Duncan/Channon, the original pedal-to-the-metal agency, as its strategic and creative partner. And the agency, already developing a new DriveTime TV and radio campaign for early 2013, is pumped.
Posted in News, StubHub | 1 November 2012 | by D/C
The final tally is in and it looks like America’s new most popular Halloween costume just might be D/C’s very own Ticket Oak. The agency couldn’t be more proud.
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