Saatchi & Saatchi New York Takes on Unexpected Challenges for Charter Spectrum

By Erik Oster 

Saatchi & Saatchi New York launched a series of 30-second ads for Charter Spectrum, exploring how the brand’s high-speed internet can help navigate a variety of business and familial challenges.

“Pony Party” picks up where Saatchi’s family-centered efforts for the brand, launched last September, left off. A mother and father think they’ve thought of everything for their daughter’s birthday, when they realize they forgot the pony. But thanks to Charter’s high-speed Internet they can quickly order a llama from a petting zoo, which, it turns out, is close enough. Another ad focuses on Spectrum TV and a young man whose skateboarding stunt makes him Internet famous but left him in a full-body cast, while “She Shed” imagines the female equivalent of a man cave. The Spectrum Business-promoting “Dog Hats” promotes the serious speed of Charter’s high-speed offering for businesses…whether or not the businesses themselves are all that serious. Ultimately, the latest offerings don’t feel as focused or relatable as their predecessors. “Body Cast” in particular suffers from being too absurd for its own good. Dogs in hats are just objectively entertaining, though. 


Chief Creative Officer: Jay Benjamin
Executive Creative Director: Chris Moreira
Executive Creative Director: Mark Scholler
ACD / Art Director: Mark Potoka
Senior Copywriter: Ross Wolinsky
Copywriter: Viktor Angwald
Executive Producer: Diane Burton
Management Director: L Parker Barnum
Management Supervisor: Paige Gruman O’Rielley
Account Executive: Ted Walker

Production Company: INTERROGATE
Director: Bart Timmer
Managing Director: Jeff Miller/George Meeker
Producer: Jason Gilbert
Director of Photography: Simon Duggan


Editing House: Cosmo Street
Editor: Tom Scherma
Assistant Editor: Dave Otte
Executive Producer: Maura Woodward
Producer: Anne Lai

Visual Effects: Switch
Flame Artists: John Magel
Producer: Cara Flynn/Diana Dayrit

Music Company: Beacon
Composers: Andrew Feltenstein/John Nau
Executive Producer: Leslie DiLullo