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Topic: Hill Holliday

Strap on your video game for extra pleasure

Hill, Holliday group creative director Tim Cawley describes gaming device Immerz this way: "The 'headphones' send low-frequency vibrations into your chest cavity ... and jangle your nervous system. Somehow, you…

IM chatting gets heavy in John Hancock ads

As Kenneth Hein mentioned over on BrandFreak, sports fans sit through the same commercials over and over at this time of year. During the baseball playoffs, the new "Cursor" ads…

St. Jude spot poignant, but won't haunt you

Ads for children's hospitals are often soul-crushingly sad, except in Finland, where they're horror-movie creepy. This Hill, Holliday spot is neither. It promotes Chili's support of St. Jude's Children's Research…

Cereal will resent your Dunkin' Donuts habit

I haven't been a big fan of Hill, Holliday's recent Dunkin' Donuts work, but this latest "Where's Dan?" ad strikes just the right chord. There's a cube-jockey workplace setup, and…

Dunkin' Donuts helps plump up the piggies

"It's breakfast, not broke-fest, at Dunkin'," the voiceover says in this Hill, Holliday Dunkin' Donuts spot, just in case viewers were conflicted on that point. Now, the notion of feeding coins…

Avoid the creepy park dweller Barry Switzer

Adweek's Eleftheria Parpis enjoyed this cross-promo spot by Hill, Holliday for SpikeTV's Pros vs. Joes and Dunkin' Donuts. I find it creepy. Ex-college football coach and sportscaster Barry Switzer pops…

Pedroia defeats Goliath in new Dunkin' spot

American League MVP Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox enhances his performance with a turbo-shot-infused Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee in this spot by Hill, Holliday. The Biblical theme caught…

Chili's: our meals are tastier than cardboard

Commercial directors know how difficult it can be to make food look appealing in ads. That's no problemo in Hill, Holliday's latest campaign for Chili's, which features some intentionally unappetizing…

Liberty Mutual's quirky ad family needs help

Liberty Mutual poses some heavy questions about "doing the right thing" in this latest ad from Hill, Holliday, part of the insurer's ongoing Responsibility Project. I'd like to save the…

Are Dunkin' Donuts better for you than TV?

Hill, Holliday calls this Dunkin' Donuts spot "Tractor Beam," but that freaky TV seems to be channeling (ha!) Poltergeist more than Star Trek, as it pulls the kids toward the…

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