Are We There Yet?

Client:
BMW
  • Innovations

    BMW takes us on a journey through the automaker’s unparalleled legacy of innovation. The premium automaker has been driving future car technologies, from the first electric BMW ever built to the electric vehicles of the future, for the last 100 years.

    Directed by Mark Jenkinson, the ad showcases the innovative spirit of the brand while posing the question “Are we there yet?” without answering it. Instead the spot concludes with the line “Not every journey has an end,” showcasing BMW’s iterative philosophy; they will always keep innovating the Ultimate Driving Machine.

    The story begins in 1972 with a field test of the first fully electric BMW, the 1602 Elektro-Antrieb. We see the car pacing a group of runners as a team of BMW engineers is monitoring the battery. In the next scene, a few years have passed, and a reporter is on her way to witness the 1979 BMW M1 at a racetrack. Throughout the spot we get to see the revolutionary BMW Hydrogen 7 from 2005, a BMW-designed bobsled for Team USA, The first BMW Formula E race car and the brand-new electric concept vehicle, the BMW Vision M NEXT, among other innovations.

    The spot is set to AC/DC’s rock classic “Thunderstruck” to further underline BMW’s legacy in electric—a journey that started way back in the ’70s.

     

    Released: September 2019

    Tags:
    San Francisco, BMW

Lessons in HerStory

Client:
Daughters of the Evolution
  • Lessons in HerStory

    Timed with Women’s History Month, Daughters of the Evolution and GS&P introduced Lessons in Herstory, an app that uses augmented reality to celebrate stories of women typically omitted from history textbooks. When users open the app and scan an image of a male historical figure in A History of US, Book 5: Liberty for All? 1820­–1860, the app unlocks a story of an important female historical figure from that same period. For example, when a user scans President Zachary Taylor, they will see an illustration and story of Cathay Williams, the first African American woman to enlist in the army (using a disguise and a pseudonym) during the Civil War, when women were prohibited from entering the military. The app currently features stories of 75 women from the 19th century and is available on the App Store.

    Released: March 2019

    Tags:
    San Francisco

The Slowskys

Client:
Comcast/XFINITY
  • The Slowskys

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    In 2006 the world met Bill and Karolyn Slowsky—two turtles obsessed with DSL Internet because of its slow, slow speeds.

    The Slowskys made it clear then that they wanted nothing to do with Comcast’s high-speed Internet or anything remotely fast. When their son, Bill Junior, was born, they even taught him that “fast” was a four-letter word.

    Well, now in 2019, everyone’s favorite spokes-turtle family is back, and this time they’re calling out Xfinity’s revamped customer experience. It’s fast. It’s easy. You can troubleshoot issues yourself. So you know Bill and Karolyn don’t like it. But their grown-up Millennial son, Bill Junior, couldn’t be a bigger fan. In fact, he’s an Xfinity customer.  

    In the new Xfinity Slowskys campaign, which launched on National Turtle Day, we witness Bill Junior embracing the fast lane, technology and life in the digital age. He constantly tries to convince his parents to switch to Xfinity to help make their lives easier. Spoiler alert: it won’t go well.  

    Released: June 2019

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Comcast/XFINITY
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    The Slowskys

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    In 2006 the world met Bill and Karolyn Slowsky—two turtles obsessed with DSL Internet because of its slow, slow speeds.

    The Slowskys made it clear then that they wanted nothing to do with Comcast’s high-speed Internet or anything remotely fast. When their son, Bill Junior, was born, they even taught him that “fast” was a four-letter word.

    Well, now in 2019, everyone’s favorite spokes-turtle family is back, and this time they’re calling out Xfinity’s revamped customer experience. It’s fast. It’s easy. You can troubleshoot issues yourself. So you know Bill and Karolyn don’t like it. But their grown-up Millennial son, Bill Junior, couldn’t be a bigger fan. In fact, he’s an Xfinity customer.  

    In the new Xfinity Slowskys campaign, which launched on National Turtle Day, we witness Bill Junior embracing the fast lane, technology and life in the digital age. He constantly tries to convince his parents to switch to Xfinity to help make their lives easier. Spoiler alert: it won’t go well.  

    Released: June 2019

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Comcast/XFINITY

Dalí Lives

Client:
The Dalí Museum
  • Dalí Lives

    In January 1989, Salvador Dalí made his last public statement. He said, “When you are a genius, you do not have the right to die. Because we are necessary for the progress of humanity.”

    So on the 30th anniversary of the master’s death, we brought him back to life using an artificial-intelligence technique popularly known as “deepfake” to give visitors of the Dalí Museum a point of view they never had: the art according to the artist. 

    Fans of the iconic painter can now hear about the masterpieces from the mouth of the master himself and get to know his personality. 

    To create Dalí’s likeness, we created a neural network that analyzed over 6,000 frames of archival footage. The process required over 1,000 hours of machine learning.

    To re-create his personality, we used his own quotes, extracted from old interviews, books and personal letters, all curated by the Dalí Museum.

    Through interactive screens installed inside the museum, people can get face to face with the artist. The screens show over 125 videos with 190,512 possible combinations, so every visitor can have a different experience. 

    On the way out, there’s one last surprise: in a surreal move, Dalí pulls a smartphone out of his pocket and takes a selfie with the visitors.

    The ultimate proof that the master is alive in 2019.

    Released: May 2019

    Tags:
    San Francisco, The Dalí Museum