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Ad of the Day: Southwest Airlines Aims High in Mini Musicals From GSD&M

Who wants a song and dance from their airline?

We'll soon find out, thanks to Southwest's glitzy musical ads from GSD&M, part of the carrier's overarching "Transfarency" campaign.

Actual airline employees appear in the relentlessly upbeat commercials, lip-syncing and strutting their way through a series of loud, dramatically staged production numbers.

In the anthem spot below, set to Willy Moon's "Yeah Yeah," a terminal morphs into a slammin' club, and Southwest flight attendants Alphonso Thomas and Melissa Salaman, along with other airline employees and lots of dancers, bust moves to the booming beat:

Of course, real airports usually specialize in line dances—long and slow-moving ones—that make folks wanna get away, and stay away. But Southwest works hard to portray its travel experience as irrepressibly positive.

"Last year, we captured Southwest's 'low fares with nothing to hide' philosophy," says GSD&M creative chief Jay Russell. "This year was about making people feel it. And what does it feel like? Simple: It feels like 'Yes.' Yes, you can travel. Yes, you can use your rewards. Yes, Southwest loves flying you."

Next, customer service reps Tammy Davis and Guillermo Rosales join ramp agent Roy Nabors for a karaoke take on Journey's "Any Way You Want It":

Yeah, the '80s never died. (Except in that ad, right? Kidding. Kinda.)

"Every year we host a casting call and give our fabulous employees an opportunity to be the face of Southwest," says Helen Limpitlaw, the airline's ad director. "It's important to us that our people—the ones who make flying enjoyable—represent our brand."

That's how customer service agent Mary Ann Mayo Rodriguez and Captain Brian Kalchbrenner wound up shaking their thangs to "Whatever You Like" by T.I.:

Hey, if the captain's on stage … who's flying the plane!?

Finally, just in case "Yeah Yeah" from the anthem wasn't affirmation enough, customer service rep Michelle Lovett and ramp agent Matt Sherman work it to Jax Jones' "Yeah Yeah Yeah":

Clearly, the work takes a self-consciously wacky approach, and it certainly succeeds in that vein, even if song-and-dance routines might seem more suited to soft-drink commercials than airline ads.

But Southwest's Limpitlaw views the work as a statement of the brand's quirky personality. In her estimation, the more deviation from the category's familiar flight plan, the better.

"We celebrate our constant ability to stand alone," she says. "We embrace that, and it's purposeful. With these ads, we wanted to represent that Southwest is the carrier of choice for getting you where you need to go, but always having some fun along the way."

CREDITS
Client: Southwest Airlines

Agency: GSD&M
Chief Creative Officer: Jay Russell
Group Creative Directors: Scott Brewer, Ryan Carroll, Lara Bridger
Creative Directors: Nikki Baker, Leslie Shaffer
Sibling Creative Team: Rafael Serrano, Laura Canzano, Gus Solis
Planners: Jennifer Billiot, Michael Dezso
Account Service: Carter Nance, Shawn Mackoff, Amy Lyon, Audrey Henderson
Sibling Account Service: Ana Leen
Project Manager: Elizabeth Stelling
Business Affairs Manager: Desiree Townsend

TV:
Art Directors: Mike Ferrer, Judd Oberly
Writers: Mark Snow, Michael Page
Director of Production: Jack Epsteen
Executive Producer: Marianne Newton
Producers: Rob Lee, Lauren Beightler
Prod Company: Smuggler
Director: Jun Diaz
Editorial: Cutters
Editors: Matt Walsh, Grant Gustafson

Out-of-Home/Experiential:
Art Directors: Lisa Donato, Rye Clifton
Writers: Shannon Lorenzon, Hayden Griffin, Amanda Whitehead
Art Buyer: Jessica Spruill
Producer: Leigh Ann Proctor
Account Service: Patty Liendo, Victoria Huffines, Garrett Menichini, Kristen Arsenault

Article originally appeared on Adweek Advertising & Branding: Link.

This Porn Star’s Startling Ad for a Sex Show Accuses Spain of the Ultimate Hypocrisies

A striking new ad from Spain is making waves there, accusing the nation's culture of being completely disingenuous—and using an adult film star as its righteous messenger. 

"My name is Amarna Miller," she says, staring into the camera, as she introduces herself in the commercial's first shot. "I'm a porn actress, and was born in a hypocritical country, where the same people calling me a whore jerk off to my videos." 

It's a brutally effective opening salvo, and the 90-second commercial—promoting the 2016 Salon Erótico de Barcelona Apricots, a live sex show staged in that city—doesn't let up, indicting bullfighters, politicians, financiers, priests and all other forms of forked-tongued bad actors. 

Spain is "a country that loves life, but allows killing in the name of art," continues Miller's voiceover, as the camera cuts to a man holding a baby, before zooming out to reveal he's a blood-soaked matador. "A country outraged at corruption that still votes for thieves. A country that saves the same banks that are evicting thousands of families." 

The ad, created by agency Vimema, has drawn almost 2.5 million views since being posted Wednesday, as well as support from national political figures Pablo Iglesisas and Inigo Errejón—leaders of the major left-wing party Podemos, which sprung up as a youth-fueled, anti-austerity alternative to establishment options in 2014, while Spain grappled with the effects of financial recession and the European debt crisis.

Now, even as the country's economy has shown steady signs of recovery over the past two years, unemployment remains paradoxically high, its GDP has not reached pre-2008 levels, and its failure to elect a fully fledged government is threatening to slow further gains.

Spanish-language publication El Pais has more background on Miller's profile in the country, her arguments for tolerance of her profession, and different reactions to the new spot. The general backdrop makes Miller's fire-and-brimstone seem all the more morally justifiable—even if it is also deliberately provocative, or salaciously trollish.

The visuals in the clip are utterly gorgeous, often built on imagery mocking the country's Catholic tradition—incredibly efficient images for an argument about evildoing wrapped in a veil of holiness. Even its title, "Patria," or "homeland," is dripping with snark. The word also means "heaven" in Latin. The remaining copy, powerfully written and roughly translated below, hits on similar themes, each shot paired with its own rich picture.

In other words, as offensive as the ad's approach may be to some, especially given the product it's selling, it's hard not to credit it for the execution alone. And that in turn makes it harder not to root for the underdogs.

• It's "a country that says it is secular, while celebrating the Virgin Mary," as a cop licks the foot of a woman posing as a statue of the Madonna
• "That treats emigrants as heroes, and immigrants like trash," as a white Spanish doctor pulls off a mask to reveal a black doctor in torn jeans
• "A country where those who are supposed to be moral guardians can become the most dangerous," as a priest lifts his robe to reveal his briefs and do a terrifying jig
• "Where prostitution is still not legal, but every year the number of clients grows," as trio of men paw at a sex worker
• "A country that believes in openness and tolerance, where a referee receives death threats for being gay," as a soccer official stands, his private parts wrapped in chains

The camera returns to Miller, this time framed by the full cast in a recreation of The Last Supper. "Yes, we live in a disgustingly hypocritical country," she says. "But some of us do not give up." 

Article originally appeared on Adweek Advertising & Branding: Link.

A Bunch of Brand Mascots Invaded the Adweek Offices, and Things Got a Little Weird

 

Brand mascots are great at delighting consumers everywhere with their wacky commercial antics. But try to put them to work in an office? Well, that's a tougher pitch. 

As part of the Advertising Week festivities, Adweek was pleased to welcome six famous brand mascots to our offices this week—Cap'n Crunch, Nesquik Bunny, Kool-Aid Man, Mr. Peanut, Pillsbury Doughboy and Chester Cheetah. 

And while they were generally lovely to have around, their journalistic skills weren't quite up to par, as you can see in these short videos we made, parodying ESPN's famous "This Is SportsCenter" campaign.

Guys, it was fun. But next time, we'll come to you. 

Adweek responsive video player used on /video.

Adweek responsive video player used on /video.

Adweek responsive video player used on /video.

Adweek responsive video player used on /video.

Article originally appeared on Adweek Advertising & Branding: Link.