CHICAGO Omnicom Group's DDB has nabbed two of the four outstanding commercial nominations from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
DDB's two nominees are: "Clydesdale American Dream" from the agency's Chicago office, which depicts a Clydesdale colt attempting to pull the Budweiser wagon, and "Concert" for Ameriquest. The latter spot from DDB in Los Angeles shows a father, who is taking his teenage daughter to a pop concert, mistaken for soliciting prostitution.
Also nominated is "Required Reading" from Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett in Chicago for Hallmark. The spot shows an older man struggling to learn to read, so he can enjoy cards given to him over his life. The final nominee is "Stick" from Omnicom's BBDO in New York for FedEx. The spot shows cavemen attempting to deliver a package in prehistoric times.
Last year's winner was "Surprise Dinner" from DDB in Los Angeles, an ad for Ameriquest Mortgage.
The winner will be announced during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Aug. 19.