A pleasant home page surprise.

Andy Anderson’s studio sent along some jpgs to me today of some new work he did for Diner’s Club.  They were the latest images in a campaign he shot last year.  I was thinking about doing a blog post about the images so I checked out the Diner’s Club website to see if there was anything interesting there to reference. Well, sure enough there was.  Right on the home page was a link to view their latest advertising campaign.  I had never seen anything like that before on a client’s website and nothing so front and center focusing solely on the campaign.  There was no credit for the imagery, but that is ok, I still liked it.   And, of course I it made me want to brag some about.   Thank you Diner’s Club and thank you DraftFCB.

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Jim Smithson recently shot an ad for Valspar. In his own words…..”Euro RSCG Chicago wanted to capture a landscape of a town center with a european flavor for their client Valspar. Because it was still winter we focused our search in mediterranean countries, and ended up finding the ultimate location in San Gimignano, in the region of Tuscany. The agency felt confident to let me shoot the project without them being there, which we have done successfully in past projects. Julia Cunningham (art buyer) was very instrumental throughout the project, doing most of the heavy lifting back in Chicago. As the production kicked off the ubiquity of the Mafioso business model was not lost on us, making it a wild adventure on many levels. ” Jim Smithson