• Calyxt | The Power and Possibilities of Plants

    by / March 23, 2020 /

    From the desks of CRASH+SUES...

    Calyxt came to us to help them craft a video that clarified who they were and embodied their commitment to creating healthier food. Cutting-edge agronomy practices can be a lot to wrap your head around, so we needed to put on our thinking caps to explain the technical details in an informal way.

    Calyxt is a plant-based technology company focused on delivering products with wellness and sustainability benefits.

    They have created a way to [Read More]

  • The Show Is Tonight

    by / February 28, 2020 /

    Welcome to The Show 2020!

    Wait…what is The Show 2020?
    It is where, for a few short hours, advertising paints the insensate Escherian madhouse that is our universe with a thin coat of meaning and purpose.
    Also people drink beer.

    The doors will be thrown open at 7 p.m. All will be seated in the auditorium, rapturously awaiting the announcement of the gold winners, at 9 p.m. This award ceremony has celebrated our community’s achievements in crea[Read More]

  • Volt Studios Partners With HandsOn Twin Cities

    by / December 19, 2019 /

    VOLT Studios recently had the honor of working with HandsOn Twin Cities for their 2019 Be The Change Gala.

    HandsOn Twin Cities is the Twin Cities only full-service volunteer center that both promotes and facilitates volunteerism while improving the community’s ability to create more impact with the time generously given by volunteers. They work with all types of volunteers, companies, and nonprofit affiliates to ensure that every hour spent in the community is valuable.

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  • Submissions for The Show are Open

    by / December 2, 2019 /

    The Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed) has opened submissions for The Show. The Show is an annual event to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. Categories of this year’s Show are: Sales Promotion; Direct Marketing; Magazine Advertising; Newspaper Advertising; Ambient Media; Out-of-home; Websites; Social Media; Apps, Games and Virtual Reality; Blog Digital Publications; Radio Advertising; Television Advertising; Cinema Advertisi[Read More]

  • Gasket Studios Debuts New Work for Plunkett’s Pest Control

    by / November 20, 2019 /

    Designing characters, creating their backstory, and bringing it all to life is what the Gasket Studios team loves to do, and Plunkett’s Pest Control and Varment Guard asked them to do just that in their new brand campaign. 

    After concepting three different approaches, the teams were most excited to create a protagonist (superhero) and two unwanted antagonists (vermin) to play out everyday pest control scenarios. Partnering with Lynda Crotty, the storylines were established. While s[Read More]

  • 45NRTH & Gasket Studios

    by / November 15, 2019 /

    Gasket Studios loves to keep it local. So when Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) called them to work with their brand 45NRTH, they were all sorts of excited.

    The ask was to create a video showcasing QBP's new winter cycling boot, the Wölvhammer by 45NRTH. Since the boot was in the final stages of design and had yet to be manufactured, Gasket was only given a prototype. From the materials and boot pieces provided, they were able to create the boot in 3D. And the rest is, well, history. A[Read More]

  • Current Resident X Staffbook Collab To Launch New App

    by / November 15, 2019 /

    Minneapolis-based production company Current Resident recently collaborated with Staffbook on a pair of videos to launch their new healthcare staffing app.

    Originally intended as straightforward product videos, Current Resident partnered closely with Staffbook to build a deeper narrative around the app's users and present a fuller picture of the problem Staffbook is working to solve.

    Current Resident, founded in 2018, specializes in building narratives around brands and moveme[Read More]