• 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]

  • VOLT Studios Teams Up with the Center for Energy & Environment

    by / November 14, 2019 /

    VOLT Studios recently created an animation for the Center for Energy and Environment's (CEE) Conservation Improvement Program (CIP). The VOLT team worked closely with the CEE team in the creative development of script and animation. Take a peek.

    Credits: Animation and design provided by Kurtis Benson, Tom Jacobsen, and Nic Langlois. Voiceover courtesy of Jim Martin. SisterBoss did the mix. Echo Boys brought the tunes.

     

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  • NEIGHBOR Animation Brings Smiles to School for Delta Dental of Minnesota

    by / October 30, 2019 /

    With Halloween upon us, what a perfect time to remind students and parents of the importance of oral health. NEIGHBOR Animation partnered with Delta Dental of Minnesota to create this year’s [email protected] campaign targeted toward first-graders throughout Minnesota.

    [email protected] is a statewide initiative funded by Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation to support children’s oral health through education, prevention, and de[Read More]