Topic: Colle + Mcvoy

Hamsters earn some scratch in lottery spots

Again with the hamsters! They were gigantic in ads for the Kia Soul, psychotic in that Swedish electronics campaign, and formed a jazz band for Drench water. Now,…

January 15, 2010, 11:51 AM EST

Colle+McVoy men have a special gift for you

It's about time for the spate of agency holiday Web sites. Colle+McVoy in Minneapolis has an unusual entry that melds e-commerce, charity and humiliation. Agency Ham is a…

December 2, 2009, 4:13 PM EST

Caribou Coffee not catering to unreal people

The talking gourd and pumpkin from Caribou Coffee's fall-flavors ads have apparently gone into hibernation. In the chain's latest spot from Colle+McVoy, we get faux hipsters. And they're really faux,…

November 13, 2009, 10:09 AM EST

Write your own Kiehl's skin-care comic strip

Kiehl's Acai damage-repairing skin-care products will make you feel like you have special powers. To celebrate this, Colle+McVoy built a brand site where you can create and share your…

September 30, 2009, 9:10 AM EDT

A pumpkin and gourd fall for Caribou Coffee

Classic animated teams like Tom and Jerry, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, and the newly resurrected Beavis and Butt-head have nothing to fear from Jack and Gourdo, the…

September 9, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

Colle+McVoy gets in character for Monopoly

Like the Minnesota Lottery itself, Colle+McVoy is always changing games. Its creative approach for the client has varied wildly from campaign to campaign. Now, the agency throws everything against the…

August 19, 2009, 8:18 AM EDT

Minnesota Lottery ads heavy on melodrama

I never wanted to be an astronaut. I wanted to win the lottery, so I'd be rich enough to blast someone else into space and watch it all on TV…

January 22, 2009, 11:50 AM EST

Colle + McVoy having a very 3-D Christmas

'Tis the season for agency holiday Web sites. Last year's highlight for me was R/GA's Tattoo Santa. Disturbing. This year, Minneapolis shop Colle + McVoy is up first. It…

December 10, 2008, 11:03 AM EST

Colle + McVoy rethinks live lottery drawing

"People love to see stuff get destroyed," says Colle + McVoy group creative director Dave Keepper of the agency's new 60-second nightly drawing show for the Minnesota State Lottery.…

November 21, 2008, 12:14 AM EST

Minnesotans would fritter away their riches

Colle + McVoy took my advice (or somebody's) and sped up the pace of their Minnesota lottery ads. (The last bunch moved ... too ... slow.) This trio of cute…

October 21, 2008, 8:00 AM EDT