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US Creative Work: Featuring TBWA\Chiat\Day, Hustle, Havas Worldwide Chicago & more

Welcome to US Creative Department.

Each week this section will aim to showcase the latest creative work to come out of not only the US but Canada, Mexico, and South America as well.

It will give you, the reader, the chance to decide what is best.

You can vote for the work you like best simply by clicking the 'Like' button under the work. The winner will be named The Drum's 'Ad of the Week.'

Submit your vote before Wednesday December 16 to guarantee your vote has been counted.

To submit work for future publication contact Minda Smiley. For voting updates and more follow The Drum Creative Showcase on Twitter @TheDrumCreative

TBWA\Chiat\Day: Netflix 'The List'

Brand: Netflix

Title: The List

Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day

Agency Website:

Executive Creative Director: Fabio Costa

Creative Directors: Matthew Woodhams-Roberts, Dave Horton

Additional Credits: Director of Production: Peter Bassett

Producer: Kristin McCarron

Managing Director: Peter Ravailhe

Brand Leader: Tyra Hillsten

Brand Director: Sarah Lamberson

Brand Manager: Desiree Perez

Director of Digital and Social Strategy: Rohit Thawani

Planning Director: Gary Klugman

Senior Digital Strategist: Emilie Arrive

Digital Strategist: Lauren Maddox

Senior Business Affairs Manager: Mimi Hirsch

Production Company: Biscuit

Director: Clay Weiner

Managing Director: Shawn Lacy

Executive Producer: Holly Vega

Producer: Lisa Stockdale

Editorial: Rock Paper Scissors

Editor: Christjan Jordan

Assistant Editor: Pieter Viljoen

Executive Producer: Carr Schilling

Producer: Remy Foxx

Visual Effects: Framestore

Executive Producer: Dez (Derek) Macleod Veilleux

Creative Director, Visual Effects Supervisor: Ben West

Senior Producer: Andy McLintock

2-D Lead: J.D. Yepes

3-D Lead: Mike Bain

Commercials Producer: Scott Boyajan

Telecine: Company 3

Senior Colorist: Dave Hussey

Sound Design: Stimmung

Sound Design: Gus Koven

Producer: Kristina Iwankiw

Executive Producer: Ceinwyn Clark

Mix: Eleven

Mixer: Jeff Payne

Assistant Mixer: AJ Murillo

Producer: Dawn Redmann

Executive Producer: Suzanne Hollingshead

Published: December 2015

Short Description: Netflix's humorous spot sees a woman go into slight depression after she's done binge watching a show and doesn't know what to watch next. Her boyfriend tries to console her by telling her all of the different shows available on Netflix. After listing dozens of options, she asks him, "What was the first one you said? Let's watch that."

Hustle: Beats by Dre 'Tracy Morgan in A Christmas Miracle'

Brand: Beats By Dre

Title: Tracy Morgan in A Christmas Miracle

Agency: Hustle

Agency Website:

Executive Creative Director: Taras Wayner

Group Creative Director: Will Esparza

Group Creative Director: Zach Hilder

Writer/Screenplay: Zach Hilder

Additional Credits: Global Account Director: Romain Naegelen

Executive Production Director: Alissa Webb

Account Director: Lexi Vonderlieth

Senior Producer: Brandon Waters

Planning Director: Poppy Thorpe

Production Company: Hungry Man

Director: Bryan Buckley

Managing Partner/EP: Kevin Byrne

EP/Director of Sales: Dan Duffy

Executive Producer: Mino Jarjoura

Executive Producer: Nancy Hacohen

Producer: Julianne Maloney

Editorial Company: PS 260

Editor: Adam Epstein

Editor: JJ Lask

Asst Editor: Matt Posey

Executive Producer: Zarina Mak

Producer: Evann Borgman

Colour: The Mill

Colorist: Josh Bohoskey (NY)

Executive Producer: Dee Allen

Colorist: Greg Reese (LA)

Executive Producer: Thatcher Peterson

FINISHING + Product Cards

PS 260

Flame Artist: Margaret Yang

Executive Producer: Zarina Mak

Brickyard VFX

Flame Artist: Mandy Sorenson

Executive Producer: Diana Young


CG Supervisor: Andy Boyd

Flame Artist: Patrick Munoz

Executive Producer: Asher Edwards

Production Coordinator: Ashley Greyson

Mix: Plush (NY)

Mixer: Rob Fielack

Director of Operations: Dana Villarreal

LIME Studios (LA)

Mixer: Rohan Young

Executive Producer: Susie Boyajan

Published: December 2015

Short Description: Tracy Morgan stars in a Christmas spot for Beats by Dre where the comedian jokes about the fact that he couldn't be naughty over the past year because he was in a coma following a car crash last year.

1 Trick Pony: Taft’s Ale House 'Liquid Advent'

Brand: Taft’s Ale House

Title: Liquid Advent

Agency: 1 Trick Pony

Agency Website:

Creative: 1 Trick Pony

Photographer: 1 Trick Pony

Silkscreening: The PR1NT Shop at 1 Trick Pony

Can Printing: Mossberg & Company

Published: December 2015

Short Description: "1 Trick Pony named, branded and designed the packaging for this limited-edition, holiday release from Taft's Ale House. The chocolate porter was given the name, Liquid Advent, to pay homage to the Ale House’s location in a renovated church in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH. And what fun is advent without without an Advent Calend— rather, case."

Mullen Lowe: Zappos 'Zappos Loves Hanover'

Brand: Zappos

Title: Zappos Loves Hanover

Agency: Mullen Lowe

Agency Website:

Managing Partner, Chief Creative Officer: Mark Wenneker

EVP, Executive Creative Director/Art: Tim Vaccarino

EVP, Executive Creative Director/Copy: Dave Weist

Associative Creative Director/Art: Lisa Mathisen

Associative Creative Director/Copy: Nick Mathisen

Art Director: Mauricio Perez

Copywriter: Sarah Schmid

Additional Credits: SVP, Executive Director Integrated Production: Liza Near

Producer: Eric Skvirsky

VP, Director of Business Affairs: Kim Burns

Broadcast Production Manager: Caitlin Gould

Editor: Peter Bowring

Editor: Nick Brecken

Director/DP: Matthew Mckee

Filmmaker: Jonathon Millman

Filmmaker: Zack Richard

Filmmaker: Matthew Wilton

Project Manager: Christina Gratton

Print Producer: AJ Hodgson

SVP, Group Account Director: Kelly Burke

Account Director: Megan Oxland

Account Supervisor: Alexandra Roberts

Account Executive: Meaghan Quinn

Composer: Marlon Doucette

Published: December 2015

Short Description: According to online retailer Zappos, the small town of Hanover, NH is full of the brand's "fiercely loyal customers." To thank its fans, Zappos sent a crew of more than 30 employees to Hanover to drop off nearly 1,900 boxes of goodies at every doorstep in the town. Residents received boxes full of products like headphones, backpacks and warm-weather gear ahead of winter.

Wieden + Kennedy Portland: Verizon 'Home'

Brand: Verizon

Title: Home

Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Agency Website:

Creative Directors: Aaron Allen / Jason Kreher

Copywriter: Alex Romans

Art Director: John Dwight

Additional Credits: Producer: Kevin Diller / Shannon Worley / Endy Hedman

Production Company: Stink USA

Director: John Hillcoat

Executive Producer: James Cunningham

Line Producer: Aris McGarry

Director of Photography: Dmitri Karakatsanis

Editorial Company: Exile

Editor: Kirk Baxter

Post Producer: Rebecca Baker

Post Executive Producer: CL Weaver

VFX Company: Saint

VFX Supervisor: Rob Trent

Flame Artist: Miles Essmiller

VFX Producer: Kristina Thoegersen

Executive Producer: Helen Park

Song: "I'm Right Here" by Theodore Shapiro

Mix Company: Eleven Sound

Mixer: Jeff Payne

Published: November 2015

Short Description: Verizon has rolled out an ad that encourages viewers to shut off their cell phones for a bit and spend some quality time with loved ones this holiday season. In the video, stressed and tired travelers are seen heading home for the holidays. Kids stare at screens in the back of cars and a young woman uses her phone to stay entertained during a long bus ride.

At the end, a voiceover says: “This time of year, it’s good to have America’s most reliable network from the moment you need it until the moment you don’t.” As she speaks, family members greet one another and someone is seen powering down their smartphone.

Little Big Brands: Little Spoon Identity and Package Design

Brand: Little Spoon Organic

Title: Little Spoon Identity and Package Design

Agency: Little Big Brands

Agency Website:

Creative Director: John Nunziato

Additional Credits: Little Big Brands Design Team

Published: November 2015

Short Description: Little Spoon, a new fresh baby food brand that launched this fall, enlisted the help of Little Big Brands to create packaging for its product. Each flavor has its own "food geometry" that highlights its ingredients in a colorful and playful manner. The cup, lid and spoon are recyclable.

Leo Burnett Chicago: Beanie Babies 'Peek-A-Boos'

Brand: Beanie Babies

Title: Peek-A-Boos

Agency: Leo Burnett Chicago

Agency Website:

Associate Creative Directors: Brandon Crockett, Angela Paris

Art Director: Jill Solarcyk

Additional Credits: Senior Vice President Executive Producer: Denis Giroux

Producer: Kimberly Cowie

Senior Business Manager: Elvena Dowd

Senior Talent Manager: Linda Yuen

Talent Manager: Regina Gomez

Managing Account Director: Catherine Davis

Vice President Account Director: Jennifer Klopf

Account Supervisor: Meredith Metzl

Account Executive: Abu Ngauja

Account Manager: Sue Rickey

Vice President, Senior Attorney: Laura Cooney

Director, Commercial Clearance: Thomas Clark

Production Company: Slim Pictures

Director: Karen Cunningham

Executive Producer: Tom Weissferdt

Producer: Pat Harris

Chad Gray: Office Manager

Post Production: Optimus

Producer: Tracy Spera

Editor: Aaron Porzel

Audio Production: Comma

Senior Composer Creative Director: Pete Schmidt

Published: November 2015

Short Description: Ty Inc.'s Beanie Babies debuted its first-ever television spot in its 29 year history on Black Friday. Created by Leo Burnett Chicago, the ad promotes the toy maker's newest plush animals. These 'Peek-A-Boos' can hold your phone upright while you play games or talk on FaceTime.

Havas Worldwide Chicago: Hefty 'Biffles'

Brand: Hefty

Title: Biffles

Agency: Havas Worldwide Chicago

Agency Website:

Chief Creative Officer: Jason Peterson

Group Creative Director: Ecole Weinstein

Creative Director: Shelby Georgis

Copywriter: Matt Bush, Ellie Brzezenski

Art Director: Carolyn Tubekis

Co-Head of Production, North America: Dave Evans

Executive Producer: Brigette Whisnant

Producer: Jordan Sider

Group Account Director: Lisa Evia

Account Executive: Caitlin Kennedy

Production Company: One Thousand Percent

Director(s): Antonio Santos, Phil Pinto

DP: Sam Wootton

Producer: Kris Rey-Talley, John Condne

Post Production: Studio 6 Chicago

Executive Producer: Lauren Shawe

Producer: Jordan Sider

Editor: Kelsey Moher

Senior Audio Engineer: CRC, Mark Ruff

Color Grade: Elliot Rudmann, NOLO Digital

CG Graphics: Feral Motion Design /Jon Gallo

Music: Audio Network / Jason Bowld and Colin Duran

Havas Media

Group Account Director: Vanessa Watts

Account Director: Bethany Whipple

Account Director: Liz Gaydos

Media Supervisor: Jenny Lazaroff

Media Planner: Briggs Horn

Media Assistant: Lauren Tamm

Director, Socialyse: Liz Brock

Published: November 2015

Short Description: To promote Hefty's 'Ultimate Crack Resistant Party Cups,' the brand has rolled out a spot that features a mom sitting at a table wrapping presents while reminiscing about how she and her “biffles” got "ridonk" the night before at an ugly sweater party. The video is part of the brand's "#PartyHardMoms" video campaign.

Anagrama: Bokeria Brand Identity and Design

Brand: Bokeria

Title: Brand Identity and Design

Agency: Anagrama

Agency Website:

Photographer: Caroga

Published: December 2015

Short Description: "Bokeria is a restaurant inspired in Mediterranean cuisine in the city of Split, Croatia. The restaurant is known for serving high quality dishes and top wine selection to visitors, resulting in an experience similar to being at home. Bokeria offers its own product line, each elaborated inside their kitchen with the flavours that distinguish them. The restaurant is directed to tourists who are looking for a good meal and a comfortable and unique place with a homelike mood.

We created an identity system where the brand reflects its singularity across different elements. We designed a typographic logo that reflects the modern and trendsetting culinary concept while a series of stamps complement and unify the different variety of meats and flavours, while always maintaining the brand’s sincere and classic feel.The color palette is based on warm tones such as brown, yellow, gold, and they contrast against the colder tones such as the blue to keep the balance between freshness and quality. The pattern that complements the brand applications was designed to remind us of family home-cooked meals."

SS+K: Comcast 'Language' and 'Code'

Comcast - Code from SS+K on Vimeo.

Comcast - Language from SS+K on Vimeo.

Brand: Comcast

Titles: 'Language' and 'Code

Agency: SS+K

Agency Website:

Partner, Co-Founder: Lenny Stern

Partner, Chief Creative Officer: Bobby Hershfield

Writer: Francesca Chabrier

Art Director: Ivan Djayaputra

Additional Credits: Director of Production + Innovation: John Swartz

Sr. Producer, video: Brendan O’Malley

Sr. Producer, art: Jamie Appelbaum

Studio Director: Richard Shemo

Business Manager: Sarah Giarraffa

Account Director: Alex Neophytou

Account Supervisor: Christina D’Angelo

Production Company: Assembly Films

Director/DP: Jorn Haagen

Executive Producer: Gloria Colangelo

Executive Producer: Becky Donahue

Producer: David Feikens

AD: Otis Fun

Casting: Elsie Stark, Stark Naked Casting

Editorial: Bikini Editorial

Editor: Avi Oron

Assistant Editor: Gustavo Roman

Post Executive Producer: Gina Pagano

Post Producer: Ruganzu Howard

Visual FX/Flame: Meggen Burdick & Alan Neidorf

Color: Nice Shoes

Colorist: Chris Ryan

Sound: Sonic Union

Mixer: Rob McIver

Studio Director: Justine Cortale

Published: December 2015

Short Description: To create awareness around one of Comcast's biggest corporate social responsibility initiatives, Internet Essentials, SS+K created two spots that show how kids can benefit from access to the internet.. Internet Essentials offers broadband internet for $9.95/month and access to a $149 computer to low-income families. The videos feature two real kids, not actors, and were shot in one take.