Kona bros offer miracle FOMO cure

The loveable Hawaiian brothers who’ve helped lift Kona Brewing into the top ten of US craft beer are back for the third year of D/C’s “Dear Mainland” campaign, which breaks today. Among other critical issues the guys are addressing is the social media disease of FOMO, aka Fear of Missing Out. And once again, the answer involves an island-style attitude adjustment chased with a cold bottle of “Liquid Aloha.” This year’s campaign sees the brand adding Seattle to select markets on the East and West coasts. The media mix includes spot-TV, MLB partnerships and video and banners across a variety of digital platforms, including Spotify, Hulu, Facebook and Instagram.

Water-powered relaunch for Tahoe South

“There Must Be Something in the Water” is the new tagline and name for D/C’s new campaign, launching today, for longtime client Tahoe South. With non-stop entertainment, comprehensive outdoor activities and a pristine natural setting — including its deep-blue centerpiece — the south side of Lake Tahoe has everything a visitor could need to get out of her comfort zone and into a personal transformation. Through a series of 15-second TV spots, digital video, digital radio, banners and social, this relaunch gives the brand a new look and feel, while maintaining the tongue-in-cheek Tahoe South voice.

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A real beaut of a win: Sephora and Marc Jacobs and digital

Finally, it can be told: after an extensive review of agencies, Sephora, the world’s best-known specialty beauty retailer, selected Duncan/Channon to design the website for its new Marc Jacobs Beauty collection. The site goes live on August 9, 2013, while a teaser site, also designed by D/C, launched in May.

“The Duncan/Channon team came to us with the most inspiring site concepts and demonstrated a deep understanding of what we want to accomplish, “said Connie Young, senior marketing director for Sephora. “I truly feel that they are an extension of our team.”

Said Mike Lemme, D/C partner and chief creative officer, who, along with creative director Andrea Bozeman, is leading the Sephora team: “To be working on a major design project with two major brands world-famous for design, Sephora and its partner Marc Jacobs International, is a designer’s dream. Add in that this assignment is another validation of D/C’s digital chops and integrated strategy, and you’ll begin to understand how proud and excited we are.”

Dare to check out new Tahoe spot, Facebook app

Ah, summer. A time of road trips and bonfires and warm nights playing Truth or Dare. Tahoe South’s new campaign conjures up the wild-child spirit of everyone’s favorite vacation season, kicking off with a Facebook version of Truth or Dare. After all, sharing revealing truths and embarrassing photos is what Facebook was made for, right? That and, increasingly, travel inspiration. So if wistfully clicking through friends’ vacation photos is a favorite pastime, you’re not alone. Duncan/Channon’s Facebook app, created with development partner Noble Studios, enables summer shenanigans galore and reminds users Tahoe South is the decidedly wild side of the lake – the perfect place to relive summer as it ought to be.

D/C’s media plan is digital to the max, though the gauntlet-throwing dare to have a wild summer will be seen on TV and OOH as well. Building on the winter campaign, the work features another series of trippy (get it?) illustrations from Kustaa Saski, brought to life by ace animators Stardust. Look closely and you might see Bigfoot himself cavorting through the spot with water skiers and mountain bikers, tapping into summer nostalgia and daring viewers to find their wild side again in Tahoe South.

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