May 27th, 2012 marked the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary. Goodby Silverstein & Partners, an ad agency founded in San Francisco, has had a long-standing relationship with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Rich Silverstein served for fifteen years on the board of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, where he helped make them into a brand that is the envy of our country’s park system.
For the bridge’s 75th anniversary, we challenged ourselves to have people see the bridge, one of the most photographed and iconic American symbols, in a way they never had before.
GS&P’s photographer and senior art director, Claude Shade, was granted access to areas of the bridge that are otherwise strictly off-limits. The shots offer never-before-seen angles of the Bridge’s classic art deco architecture. The photos were then doctored to stay in-theme with the iconic bold “international orange” color and color blocking aesthetic Rich Silverstein made famous in our previous print work.
Released: December 2016
Released: January 2017
The course of true love never did run smooth.
It certainly doesn’t in this spot from Xfinity.
The 60-second TV commercial harks back to classic John Hughes movies and features the challenges of a wannabe Romeo sneaking into the bedroom window of his Juliet. But in a modern twist, our young teen is defeated by a vigilant father and his Xfinity xFi app that’s notified him when a new device has joined.
So a word of warning to future suitors- maybe leave your mobile phone in the car next time.
Released: August 2019
How do you create an advertising campaign for a generation that can’t stand advertising?
You make an anti-ad.
No logos. No branding. We don’t even use the word “Doritos.” Crazy right? Truth is: Doritos is such an iconic brand, we don’t need to name it for you to crave it. So we ditched the product plugs and crafted Frito-Lay’s first ever “brandless” commercial directed by music video maestro Dave Meyers. Then we deleted logos from our social media channels, outdoor ads, website, and even pulled off a live MTV Video Music Awards integration—all without ever using the name or showing a bag. Special thanks to our amazing clients at [DELETED].
Released: August 2019