Viewers who tuned into the VMAs saw an ambitious new anti-smoking ad campaign launched by the American Legacy Foundation. The “Finish It” commercial is part of the Legacy’s ongoing “Truth” campaign, which started in 2000 and is credited with stopping 450,000 teens from lighting up.
After 13 years with Arnold, the Legacy anti-tobacco group is moving on. The longtime strategic and creative agency for Legacy failed to reach the final round of the organization's creative review, marking an end to the shop's tenure. Sources identified the finalists as BBDO, 72andSunny, 180LA, Anomaly and Droga5.