Play Asterisk Free

Agency Network: 
April 2011

USOC: Play Asterisk Free

Film advertisment created by TBWA, United States for USOC, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day, USA
Managing Director: Matt Damron
Executive Creative Director: Steve Pashkoff 
Creative Director: Jared Rubin 
Creative Director: Caren Josephs 
Junior Art Director: Chris D'Acunto
Digital Strategist: Sergio Navarro 
Account Supervisor: Sean Sterner 
Head of Production: Robert Valdes
Producer: Maarten Sundermann
V.P., Campaign Director: Anthony Signorelli 
Campaign Manager: Alanna Strauss 
Assistant Campaign Manager: Meredith Russo
Chief Marketing Officer: Lisa Baird 
Director, Public Relations: Mark Jones 
Manager, Technology / Media: Mallika Pereira
Production Company: SKUNK
EP / Managing Director: Matt Factor
Executive Producer: Shelly Townsend
Director: Jim Hosking
Director of Photography: Martin Tedin
Producer: Merrie Wasson
Post: Rock Paper Scissors
Executive Producer: Eve Kornblum
Editor: Carlos Arias
Composit / VFX: A52 
Post: The Mill
Colorist: Sal Malfitano
Conform: Gigi Ng
Producer: Dee Allen
Music / Sound design: HUMAN
Mix / Sound Design: Sound Lounge
Executive producer: Gloria Pitagorsky
Mix / Sound designer: Juan Aceves

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ceejayy's picture
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Temple's picture
Activity Score 11337

Methinks steroids are very serious for such a light approach.

virtualplaydoh's picture
Activity Score 252

don't disagree about steroids being a serious topic. the humor reasoning behind this was to push the audience of teens to share it with friends online with the idea still centered around a winner becomes a fake, fraud, asterisk message in the end. perhaps you'd appreciate the previous spot don't be an asterisk execution better. Had a more serious "Friday Night Lights" feel

virtualplaydoh's picture
Activity Score 252

Seven words: I have your face on my chest!

ceejayy's picture
Activity Score 4

Sean Sean Sean!

Funny spot.

Boxey's picture
Activity Score 8879


rephlex's picture
Activity Score 64

the "somewhere far away goalkeeper" makes the difference


jagadeesh's picture
Activity Score 743

think the referee is also using them so he was fast enough to go to the other end..:)
nice ad

ceejayy's picture
Activity Score 4


MarkCD80's picture
Activity Score 2

What a piece of crap. The worst spot I've ever seen about steroids. You think teenage boys are going to be scared of using steroids because of this spot? No way. I can't believe Chiat did this.

suzy's picture
Activity Score 3

memorable spot. love the dejected stumble in the asterisk suit. no one wants to be that guy.

RandomRoamer's picture
Activity Score 42

Hysterical - keeps my attention and makes a great point. Nice.

@MarkCD80 - do you really think scare tactics work on "invincible" teenagers?! Seems like this is actually a smart way to go since the only thing they actually DO care about is their reputation And the only thing they DO watch is something entertaining!


I like the fans and the goalie who shows up in the cow scene. lol

Glut's picture
Activity Score 3935