Open Your Purse: The New Bare Minimum of Brand Activism
Over the last decade, brands have increasingly chosen to publicly stand in support of social issues. But are their actions meaningful, or merely empty marketing tactics?
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How the ad industry can turn a recession to its advantage
With a global economic recession due to the Coronavirus looking more likely every day, the advertising industry is facing a precarious and uncertain future. However, the ad industry is nothing if not tenacious, and the companies that are willing to adapt will be set to come out the other end stronger than ever.
Alcohol advertisers must mix it up to stay relevant
Sex doesn’t sell like it used to, so how does alcohol advertising keep cutting it? We examine how alcohol brands are re-invigorating old advertising tropes with new creative energy.
In Orbit With Dave Long
We spoke with the legendary composer behind The Misty Mountains Theme about his production process, and what it was like to work with Brian Eno...
How to Write Outstanding TV Commercial Treatments
The most challenging part of the TVC production process can be pitching - luckily, this guide has you covered.
The True Meaning of Christmas Ads
Looking back at the Christmas ads of our parents’ and grandparents’ generation, their concerns are obvious to us. But what if we turn the lens onto ourselves?
Why Advertising Is Moving Away From Ad Agencies
Ad agencies are imploding due to growing trends of in-housing, hybrid models and automation. What does that mean for agencies - and the people that work in them?
Podcast: How Filmmakers Can Deliver Gorgeous Treatments
One of our superstar EPs, Katniss, talks to Jordan Brady about developing great treatments
Podcast: Out of This World Pitch Decks
Katniss chats with Arty and Justin from The Video Jungle about the perfect pitch deck
How Ads Hack Your Brain
Advertising has a powerful new set of tools to manipulative us with thanks to cognitive psychology
The Narrative Format That's Taking Television By Storm
Nestled snugly in the borderlands of the motion-picture landscape, somewhere between feature films and soap-opera serials, lies a recently re-energized destination for television tourists: the miniseries.
5 Creative Marketing Ideas For Good That Don't Suck
Many marketing ideas for good show the potential but lack the credentials. These five walk the walk, and stayed creative while doing it.
TVC Treatment Guide
Can Creative Roles be Automated?
The first jobs to be replaced by AI were physical, menial and repetitive. But now 'smarter' jobs are feeling the heat. Will AI ever replace creative roles?
The 13 Worst Ads Ever Made
Some of these ads damaged brands. Many destroyed careers. Others are so vacuous or disturbing you're left wondering what the creatives were taking...
'Sustainability' in Advertising - A Bullshit Buzzword?
It’s 2019 – electric vehicles are in, plastic straws are out and consumer attitudes are changing. Can the ad industry keep up?
In Orbit With... Jeff Cronenweth
TMU chats with legendary cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth ASC – talking Director/DOP relationships, film vs digital and more…
In Orbit With... Karim Bartoletti
Milan based Karim Bartoletti gives us his insights on the state of the advertising industry, what's unique about the production scene in Italy, and what the production company of the future will look like...
Invisible Ink: The Truth About Life as a Ghostwriter
What does a ghostwriter really do? And is the life of a ghostwriter all it’s cracked up to be? The Moon Unit pulls back the veil on the mysterious lives of ghostwriters to answer these questions and more...
In Orbit With... Clara & Laura Laperrousaz
The Moon Unit chat to French sibling Directors Clara & Laura Laperrousaz following the release of their critically acclaimed feature film debut.
In Orbit With... Leda Nasio
TMU spends time in orbit with Nunchaku LA EP Leda Nasio – the influence of the Hispanic market in US culture, how political events are influencing this sector and what makes a great Director.
In Orbit With... Gina Grillo
The Moon Unit chats to The ADVERTISING Club NY CEO Gina Grillo. We talk about gender bias, diversity and the best ads of the year...
In Orbit With... Danny Edwards
The Moon Unit chats to Shots' Danny Edwards about the creative process, what’s next for the ad industry, and why emanating from Essex is a great thing...
In Orbit With... Raqi Syed
We discuss what's in store for VR, what it was like working on Avatar, and how we might reimagine our visual language for the future...
Why Awards Shows Are Broken - And Why We Can't Stop Attending Them
In the 1950’s somebody had the genius idea of hosting the first advertising awards show, and for a while all was good.
Advertising's Robotic Renaissance: How AI is Changing the Industry
Will the robots take our jobs? Will we get flying cars? What does it all mean?
9 of the Best Backwards Music Videos Ever Made
Once upon a time, either by accident or intention, somebody queued a film spool in the wrong way - and history was made.
7 Super Bowl LIII Ads Not to Miss
Expect comedy, cars, creative daring, corporate social awareness appeals and, of course, a whole lot of celebrities.
AR: The New Reality of Advertising
The Moon Unit delves deep into the mysterious world of AR to discover where it came from - and where it's going.
In Orbit With... Simon Veksner
The Moon Unit takes a few minutes of Simon’s time to ask about Director’s Treatments, what’s next for the ad industry, and the secret behind those canines with laser-vision…
In Orbit With... Peter Grasse
The Moon Unit spends time in orbit with ex-Dictionary Films Tokyo EP Peter Grasse, on those crazy Japanese ads and the differences to Western advertising culture.
The Best Super Bowl Commercials Ever?
The fight for attention during halftime has spawned some of the most innovative commercials to date – and some of the most controversial.
Lost In Translation
Silly, succinct and satisfying: The Moon Unit compiles some of the best words of the world that don't quite translate to English.
TMU's 2018 Cannes Lions predictions may surprise you.
Time to dust off your clapping and champagne-flute-holding hands: it's festival time again.
In Orbit With... Adrian Belina
The Moon Unit chats to Jam3's Partner & Executive Creative Director about multiplayer WebVR and creative company culture...
In Orbit With... Ari Kuschnir
The Moon Unit chats with the founder of avant-garde production and entertainment company m ss ng p eces about what's next for VR...
Top 10 Ads Of All Time
We tapped the minds of over 20 industry professionals to compile a list of the 10 (ok, 13) top ads of all time...
In Orbit With... Karen Costello
The Moon Unit chats to the EVP/ECD at Deutsch LA and one of the most creative women in advertising, Karen Costello...
In Orbit With... Cindy Gallop
The Moon Unit catches up with entrepreneurial powerhouse and former Advertising Woman of the Year, Cindy Gallop. We talk #MeToo, award shows and more...