Topic: Barton F. Graf 9000

Roger Bova Helped Give Budweiser a New Look. What's He Planning at Barton F. Graf?

New head of design on his past triumphs and future challenges

Roger Bova was one of only three designers at Anomaly when he joined three and a half years ago. And while he grew the agency's design department into something much…

How Jessica Walsh and Gerry Graf Turn Data Into Art in Their Advertising

The benefits of playing, not thinking

CANNES, France—Two well-respected creatives preached the gospel of jumping in, and then letting go, as they described their personal process of making advertising at a Cannes Lions seminar presented by…

These Young Creatives Were Named 'Future Lions' at Cannes. Where Are They Now?

Catching up with the festival's favorite talents

The Future Lions program, run by digital agency AKQA in conjunction with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, asks advertising students to tackle a simple but challenging brief: come…

Two Guys Praise a Giant Pile of Dirt in These Brilliantly Simple Ads for Soil

Just try to look away

If you liked Napoleon Dynamite, you'll probably love these ads for dirt. A new campaign for Nature's Care Organic Soil, from Barton F. Graf 9000, features two salt-of-the-earth guys standing in…

The Creative Guys Behind Those Bizarre Man-Mom Ads Will Now Tackle Pretzels and Chips

Barton F. Graf 9000 lands four Snyder's-Lance brands

The guys behind "What your mom would serve you if your mom were a man" for Mars' Combos are taking on pretzels and chips. Barton F. Graf 9000 creative chief Gerry…

This Year's Craziest Super Bowl Ad Is From GrubHub and Stars an Angry Flying Burrito

Regional spot from Barton F. Graf 9000

In the mini Super Bowl of regional ads, GrubHub is introducing a flying burrito that crashes into the heads of anyone foolish enough to order food by phone. The message is…

GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Ad After Complaints About 'Puppy Mill' Humor

CEO says spot 'missed the mark,' but the brand has a backup plan

On the same day it released its 2015 Super Bowl ad online, GoDaddy quickly responded to a wave of criticism from dog advocates and said it would not air the…

Adorable Puppy Gets Lost, and Then Things Get Worse, in GoDaddy's Super Bowl Ad

Fun tweak of Budweiser

Budweiser melted hearts with its "Puppy Love" commercial on last year's Super Bowl, and is prepping a sequel, "Lost Dog," that's expected to break Wednesday online. But a day early,…

After Years Away, Gerry Graf Returns to the Heaven and Hell of Making a Super Bowl Ad

Man behind the E*Trade monkey now tackles Go Daddy

Gerry Graf has made more than his share of Super Bowl commercials over the years while working at agencies like Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi. He's been…

Barton F. Graf Has a Clever Idea for Getting More Men to Become Mentors

Excuse them from jury duty, and soon you'll need fewer juries

Esquire recently asked three ad agencies to help with its male mentoring initiative. Today, Barton F. Graf 9000 unveiled its campaign: a political initiative to establish mentorship of children as…