Notorious Web Foes Come to Life in Webroot Effort

By Kiran Aditham 

Nigeria messages, male enhancement spam,, singles in your area links: Three of the most well-known and annoying culprits when it comes to plaguing our inboxes and social networks while potentially spreading viruses. To address these web threats in a somewhat clever way and promote  internet security software brand, Webroot, at the same time, Boulder-based TDA has come up with a series of ads that include the tagline, “Don’t Let Bad Links Happen to You.”

Out of the three, which were all directed by Epoch Films’ Michael Downing, we particularly like the defensive “Nigeria” clip above, though the weepy “Single” spot starring some lovely, emotional ladies takes a close second. Check it out along with credits and the third spot, “Bigger,” after the jump.



Agency: TDA_Boulder, Boulder
ADs: Neal Desai, Barrett Brynestad
ACD/CW: Jeremy Seibold
Interactive Designers: Wes Schauble (all), Tom Marquis (Sweepstakes only)
Agency Prods.: Christi Tucay, Dennis Di Salvo
CDs: Jonathan Schoenberg, Thomas Dooley
Prod. Co.: Epoch Films, Beverly Hills
Dir.: Michael Downing
D.P.: Jeff Cutter
Exec Prod.: Lisa Margulis
Prod.: Francie Moore
Editorial/Post: Cosmo Street, Santa Monica
Editor : Katz
Assistant Editor : Zoe Mougin
Exec. Prod.: Yvette Cobarrubias
Prod.: Patty Paz
Animation/Graphics: Nave, Los Angeles
Music: Yessian, Detroit
Exec. Prod.: Michael Yessian
Composer : Daniel Johnson
Mixer : Mark Verstraete