No stranger to the pages of Communication Arts, our own ECD, Anne Elisco-Lemme, was chosen to be a member of this year’s esteemed panel of judges for the prestigious Advertising Annual. If your work was passed over for recognition, you can address her directly in the comment section below. (And congratulations, Anne. Well-deserved.)


Jackpot for D/C at the 2015 Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards, sponsored by Modern Healthcare and Ad Age, Thursday night in Chicago. It started with a silver in the video category for John Muir Health, a pair of golds for California Tobacco Control (CTCP) in the video and integrated campaign categories and was topped off with Best in Show for CTCP.

The John Muir silver was for the long-running “Be Heard” TV. The CTCP golds and the Best in Show were for the “Wake Up” e-cigarettes TV — those spots with the asterisks and vintage soundtracks — as well as for Wake Up interactive bus shelters, banners and billboards and the site.

Big ups to two stellar clients. A smoke-free celebration shall ensue.

From TV to digital to print to a partnership with the Cooking Channel and Chef Kelsey Nixon, Diamond of California is serving up a complete creative feast in its first campaign, launching today, from D/C. With the tagline “Made for Homemade™,” the audience focus is the home cook and baker, while the product focus is Diamond’s premium cooking and baking nuts. Across all platforms, the work emphasizes the fun of a great holiday meal, the versatility of nuts as an ingredient and the creativity that brings them all together. Nom nom.

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Tina, Tara and the green rescue van are at it again in three new spots for DriveTime — including (if you’re paying attention) one bumpin’ a lil “Turn Down for What.” The loopy ladies are once more putting wheels under peeps who’d previously been locked out of car-buying entirely. This is D/C’s third set of commercials for the Phoenix-based client, which operates 130 dealerships nationwide and has seen sales leads bumpin’ up more than 30% since the start of the campaign.

After many successful years, along with a well-deserved induction into Adweek’s Mascot Hall of Fame, StubHub’s Ticket Oak has been sent to live on a big farm in the countryside where he’s very happy and not dead at all so stop with the questions already.

Today a new campaign emerges from that puppet’s long, weird shadow. Called “Let Your Fan Out,” the work champions StubHub as more than a place to get a ticket you want, but rather a place that knows when there’s a ticket you want before you even know you want it. As such, even the busiest of people will find more opportunities to let their previously neglected inner fans out.

A robust TV buy, starting with a spot on tonight’s telecast of Monday Night Football, is matched with a deep digital presence, including all manner of rich media, scores of page takeovers on sites like ESPN and streaming video pretty much everywhere video streams.

Plus, all the work features StubHub’s sharp new brand ID, also created by D/C. More on that below.

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The world may change, but the joyful pandemonium of childhood remains a constant. Being no strangers to that joy ourselves, D/C was excited to be tapped to work on a brand refresh for Stride Rite. The new work includes brand repositioning, a refreshed brand identity system and integrated marketing campaign, and new brand photography produced in collaboration with Cynthia Perez. It encourages parents both to embrace the chaos and to come prepared.

“We’re thrilled to help reintroduce a brand that has been a category leader for nearly a century,” said our chief creative officer and partner, Michael Lemme. “Frankly, this is what we love and do best, and we look forward to building on the great heritage of Stride Rite to engage a whole new generation of moms and dads.”

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Over three decades ago, Redhook ESB reimagined what an American beer could be. It was craft before there was such a thing, and it was an unqualified success. So much so, that it started to become a victim of that success. The company’s growing operation and big-time distribution deal had some people starting to look for the next thing. And with time, some began to forget the history. Even in its hometown of Seattle.

Now Redhook is ready to reclaim its rightful role as the OG of craft beer — with a new campaign launching online, outdoor and on the radio this summer. Called the Granddaddy of Craft, the campaign will feature Redhook ESB in its striking throwback package, while reminding whippersnapper beer drinkers to have some respect for their elders.

“Today, there are over 250 craft breweries in Washington. In 1981, there was exactly one,” said D/C’s young-at-heart ECD Parker Channon. “And we’re just here to remind Seattle who started it all.”

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Last night at the Clio Image Awards at New York’s Plaza Hotel, Duncan/Channon won top honors for a mass-market website for its design of the Formula X site for Sephora. It’s not the first award for the Formula X project, but it is the first in which D/C work shared the stage with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.

Formula X is Sephora’s innovative new nail lacquer, and the colorful, dynamic site represents “the first social network for nail fans.” The Clio Image Awards, co-sponsored by WWD, are given for “the best of creativity behind the business of style.”

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