John Hammond was an American music producer of singular vision and tenacity, who pushed aside the prejudice that kept Harlem jazz and white New York apart in the early 1930s. He’s the perfect embodiment of what Guinness mean by "made of more” – as captured in this gorgeous new film created by us in collaboration with AMV BBDO.
The things people do for love. Our friends at IMMA asked us to do them a favour and help promote their stunning new exhibition, “What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now”. We wrote some scripts, and then it was our turn to ask favours: Foreigner, check. Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack, check. Avondale recording studios, check. Sincere thanks to everybody. We love the results.
Fresh from last month’s deLorious celebration of Belfast’s time machine, the Harp Angel shifts gears to pay tribute to one of the greatest gentlemen the sport of boxing has ever known, Barry McGuigan. (As before, this was cut and posted completely in-house.)
The inevitable downside of the economic recovery is the accompanying rise in construction site accidents. The HSA’s job, and ours, is to not accept that as inevitable. We developed this arrestingly simple evocation of the vulnerability of construction workers, and brought in acclaimed photographer and film-maker Nadav Kander to bring it to life.
In the words of so many victims of road traffic crashes: “it only takes a split second”. When you use your mobile behind the wheel, taking your mind off the road for just a split second can destroy everything forever.
Ireland has never been readier and willing-ier to host global business. We’ve got the talent, the attitude and the infrastructure – and now, thanks to our friends at the IDA, it’s all marshalled into a unique ecosystem of industry-specific hotspots. Find out more about the bank of content we’re developing to help promote this movement.
As EirGrid develops Ireland’s energy infrastructure, negative impacts of their work grab the headlines more easily than the positive ones. Our task was to represent those many and varied positives; the bounty of good things that a better grid enables.
In October 2015, UPC became Virgin Media. And from mass media to customer comms, social to retail, office makeovers to homepage takeovers – you name it, we Virginized it.
At this year’s Expo world fair in Milan the theme was “feeding the planet, energy for life”. Ireland’s Pavilion celebrated Origin Green, Ireland’s world-leading sustainable food movement. We helped create all kinds of interesting material, including this simple, cost-effective and unputdownable Google Cardboard piece.
Each year RSA’s Leading Lights Awards honour people who have made an outstanding contribution to road safety in their community. Our friends at RSA asked us to capture the spirit of that, and communicate it in a powerful and arresting way. Here’s 2015’s effort.
Throughout RWC 2015, our creative team has worked almost telepathically with our Guinness client (via our friends in AMV) – spotting stand-out moments in each match and responding within minutes with brilliant line-and-image ideas. Check them out here.