Let’s Go Back to the Future Once Again with Blake Griffin

By Jordan Teicher 

The Deadpan Dunker is at it again, traveling back in time for two new spots with his faux-DeLorean Kia Optima. In this latest series from David&Goliath, Blake Griffin targets his younger self in 2006 and 2002 to impart wisdom on lifting weights and wearing sunblock. He listens to a little Sean Paul. And he wears the genius red jumpsuit with the griffin logo.

One of the best campaigns on TV continues with more quality spots. Most athletes can’t act, but Blake’s straight-faced delivery and self-deprecation puts him ahead of every competitor out there. He also listens to Eiffel 65 and used to wear jean shorts, so there’s that. And if you need proof of commitment to the brand, he won the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contest by dunking over a Kia Optima as a gospel choir serenaded the crowd. Cliff Paul’s mustache can’t compete with that. Credits and the second ad after the jump.


Chief Creative OfficerDavid Angelo

Executive Creative Director: Colin Jeffery

Associate Creative Director/CopywriterJason Rappaport

Associate Creative Director/Art Director: Kristian Grove Møller

Executive Broadcast Producer, Managing Director: Carol Lombard

Sr. Producer: Nicolette Spencer

Managing Partner, Client Services: Brian Dunbar

Group Account Director: Brook Dore

Account DirectorJustin Manfredi

Account SupervisorStacy Garibay

Account ExecutiveAshley Standridge

Director of Strategic Planning: David Measer

Senior Strategic Planner:  Steven Garcia

Strategic Planner: Armando Potter


Production Company: PrettyBird

Director:  Paul Hunter

Director of Photography: Don Davis

Head of Production: Leslie Evers 

Executive ProducerAli Brown

Producer/Line ProducerWilliam Green