Option 2

Client:
BMW
  • Option 2

    The path to owning a luxury vehicle had always been the same. You went to a good school, got a good job, worked hard and saved. And then, once you reached a later stage in life, you could finally buy that German five-speed you’d always dreamed of.

    Well, this year that changed. Because this year, BMW released the first-ever 2 Gran Coupe—an affordable four-door with all the styling, performance and features you’d expect in a BMW. A luxury vehicle for a new generation that pushes against the entire luxury auto establishment as we know it. So rather than talk about the 2 Gran Coupe itself, we introduced “option 2”—a choice to reject society’s expectations and rules (“option 1”) and instead forge your own way forward in life.

    Manifested as a film, “Option 2” is a carefully crafted reflection of challenging the status quo. Each member of the cast was chosen for their boundary-pushing lifestyle, from artist trio Dear Ribane to electronic musician Merry Lamb Lamb to male pole dancer Dreger Robin Werner. Even the music is unconventional, featuring a Gqom track by South African producer DJ Lag created specifically for the piece.

     

    Released: March 2020

    Tags:
    San Francisco, BMW

Your Cup Is Always Full

Client:
Panera
  • Your Cup Is Always Full

    Did you know that the average American spends over $1,100 a year on coffee? That’s more than many people save for retirement. As research shows, coffee can be one of our guiltiest pleasures—we love it, but we feel awful about paying too much for it.

    That’s about to change.

    On March 2, 2020, Panera Bread and GS&P are rolling out the “Your Cup Is Always Full” campaign to introduce a new unlimited-coffee subscription for $8.99 a month.

    The campaign launches with the above 30-second spot, directed by Craig Gillespie, that plays off of our instinctual draw to coffee in the morning. People from all walks of life are seen perking up at the sound of a mysterious call. As we come to find out, they’re answering the call of unlimited coffee from Panera.

    Released: March 2020

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Panera

From One Neighbor To Another

Client:
Panera
  • From One Neighbor To Another

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    A lot has changed in the restaurant business lately—including how it makes commercials.

    When Panera wanted to highlight their delivery service as an option through which homebound customers might still get fresh food, they wanted to show the human side of delivery. Faced with limited production capabilities caused by the coronavirus, Goodby Silverstein & Partners came up with an idea: have the drivers shoot the commercials themselves.

    Largely unscripted and shot entirely on drivers’ smartphones, these heartfelt editorials feature drivers offering words of encouragement like these: “Stay safe. Stay inside. And I’ll bring dinner for you.” Set to emotional music and mixed with driving footage shot through drivers’ windshields, the videos present a personal message of hope from a group of professionals who are often ignored.

    GS&P’s in-house production group shot the commercials around the country in fewer than five days. 

    Released: April 2020

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Panera
  • From One Neighbor To Another

    From One Neighbor To Another

    2 of 3
    Prev Next

    A lot has changed in the restaurant business lately—including how it makes commercials.

    When Panera wanted to highlight their delivery service as an option through which homebound customers might still get fresh food, they wanted to show the human side of delivery. Faced with limited production capabilities caused by the coronavirus, Goodby Silverstein & Partners came up with an idea: have the drivers shoot the commercials themselves.

    Largely unscripted and shot entirely on drivers’ smartphones, these heartfelt editorials feature drivers offering words of encouragement like these: “Stay safe. Stay inside. And I’ll bring dinner for you.” Set to emotional music and mixed with driving footage shot through drivers’ windshields, the videos present a personal message of hope from a group of professionals who are often ignored.

    GS&P’s in-house production group shot the commercials around the country in fewer than five days. 

    Released: April 2020

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Panera
  • From One Neighbor To Another

    From One Neighbor To Another

    3 of 3
    Prev Next

    A lot has changed in the restaurant business lately—including how it makes commercials.

    When Panera wanted to highlight their delivery service as an option through which homebound customers might still get fresh food, they wanted to show the human side of delivery. Faced with limited production capabilities caused by the coronavirus, Goodby Silverstein & Partners came up with an idea: have the drivers shoot the commercials themselves.

    Largely unscripted and shot entirely on drivers’ smartphones, these heartfelt editorials feature drivers offering words of encouragement like these: “Stay safe. Stay inside. And I’ll bring dinner for you.” Set to emotional music and mixed with driving footage shot through drivers’ windshields, the videos present a personal message of hope from a group of professionals who are often ignored.

    GS&P’s in-house production group shot the commercials around the country in fewer than five days. 

     

     

    Released: April 2020

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Panera

Stay Home Activity Sheets


  • We might be staying safe at home, but we don’t have to stay bored. Pass the time with our activity sheets from Benny Gold and GS&P. They're free to download, and made for creators of all ages.

     

    Released: April 2020

    Tags:
    San Francisco