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All the top advertising agency news you’d expect. Along with award-winning work from our San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York offices. Along with smatterings of goofy marginalia you didn’t know you needed until just this moment.

Cotteleer talks COVID-19 in Adweek

As we seek to chart our way through the uncharted, DC’s Amy Cotteleer shares her thoughts on brands’ best course of action during the pandemic.

Another sweet new client

If you missed it in Adweek and Ad Age, DC went to the Black Forest and hit the gummy bear motherlode.

Upwork goes nationwide

This week marks the launch of Upwork’s first national campaign. Broadcast TV, digital video and radio show us how all our offices could, in fact, be much larger than we realize.

New business and beyond

DC is pleased to announce the arrival of Noel Johnson as our first director of marketing and client engagements.

A new leader in a new role

Gary Stein joins DC as our first chief integration officer. He’s here to accelerate collaboration between strategy, media and creative.

Nicotine: the teen nightmare

Nicotine is a neurotoxin whose changes to the teen brain could be permanent. And that’s what our campaign sets out to communicate.

How sweet (and also tart) it is

It’s not just the sugar talking when we say that we’re so fired up about our new client: iconic candy brand and childhood favorite, SweeTARTS.

Keepin’ it real in HR

HR is about helping real people. The H is for human, remember? So why does so much HR advertising feel so unreal?

Buy stuff, get Steph

Rakuten is back with the latest installment of the “Power of R” campaign, this time featuring a relatively well-known professional basketball player.

New partner, new locations, new DC

We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of A2G, a pioneering experiential and social influencer agency with offices in LA and New York.

The lazy tyranny of Facebook's best practices

Our ECD John Kovacevich challenges whether Facebook's "best practices" are really the best we can do. He is also aware that he uses lots of ironic quotation marks.

A couple locals go national

The two lovable locals that anchor Kona Brewing’s Dear Mainland campaign are about to hit the court and the big time in a series of new spots running for the first time nationally during this year's March Madness.

Playing the name game with InnovAsian

These four 15-second spots use rhymes that play with the catchphrase “InnovAsian occasion” to help consumers better remember the brand when navigating the crowded freezer aisle.

Rakuten makes Grammy debut

The Japanese e-commerce giant dropped its first ever North American campaign during last night’s Grammys. Directed by acclaimed duo Vania & Muggia, the TV introduces Rakuten as a premium lifestyle brand and is the introduction of a months-long, DC-led brand overhaul.

Upwork is happening today

Oh, it's happening alright: the new campaign for freshly IPO'd Upwork launches this very morning and portrays an experience familiar to us all in the workaday world: the “oh shit, how am I going to get this finished?” moment.

Ad exec/poll worker

For yesterday’s midterms, a big chunk of DCers added the title poll worker to their already sparkling resumes.