"Magic Box"

Agency: Barrett





Full-service advertising agency Barrett has created “Magic Box,” a digital advertising campaign to promote products sold under eBay’s Refurbished banner.

In the three 15-second videos, shoppers reach into a magic box and pull out an unimaginable number of products—even some items that are too big to fit into the bottomless box. The work, including display banners, will run online on YouTube, Yahoo, Google, Facebook and Instagram. This is Barrett’s first work for the client.

Barrett developed the “Magic Box” campaign to illustrate the prices, conditions, breadth and depth of products offered at eBay Refurbished. The spots focus on three product categories—kitchen, tech, and tools—and feature subjects lifting items out of the boxes.

“The variety of products and brands eBay Refurbished offers is endless,” said Todd Eisner, ECD at Barrett, “so what better way to demonstrate that than with a box that is equally endless.”

The work was designed to educate consumers about the choices and assurances offered by the program, allowing them to shop with confidence and find a variety of items to fit their specific needs and budget. eBay Refurbished, launched in 2021, offers multipoint inspections and industry-leading warranties on products that meet its criteria. Shoppers can discover refurbished items from brands like KitchenAid, simplehuman and Makita, all backed with a one- to two-year warranty. The deeply discounted inventory is sourced directly from premium brands or top-rated sellers. The thorough vetting process ensures every item meets eBay’s high-performance standards—giving people more choice and the reassurance that they’re buying the product to suit their specific needs and budget.

Barrett, founded in 2012, is a full-service advertising agency based in San Francisco with satellite offices in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. Client partners include ASICS, Activision, Bitly, Chime, Gong and Sutter Health. For more information, visit

This professional campaign titled '"Magic Box"' was published in United States in August, 2022. It was created for the brand: ebay, by ad agency: Barrett. This Digital and Film media campaign is related to the Other industry and contains 3 media assets. It was submitted over 1 year ago.


Client: eBay
Director, Agency & Creative: Maryann Bell
Associate Creative Director: Amanda Miller
Marketing Manager: Jill McCullough
Director, Marketing & Creative Operations: Kira Moller

Agency: Barrett
Founder/ECD: Jamie Barrett
Partner/ECD: Todd Eisner
Art Director: Daisy Serafini
Copywriter: Brianna Gross
Head of Production: Conor Duignan
Producer: Marianne Lawlor
Group Account Director: Marisa Buss
Account Director: Lyndsey Dorian
Business Affairs: Jaime Szefc

Production Company: Smuggler
Director: Benji Weinstein
Executive Producer: Drew Santarseiro
Line Producer: Andrew Graham
Director of Photography: Dylan Macleod

Editorial Company: Cosmo Street
Editor: Tessa Davis
Assistant Editor: Alexandra Jimenez
Post Producer: Jennifer Helm
Executive Producer: Yvette Cobarrubias
Head of Production: Marie Mangahas

Visual Effects, Color & Finishing: The Vanity
Visual Effects/Finishing Supervisor: Sean Cochrane
Colorist: Andrew Exworth
Producer: Katie Oliver

Sound Design/Mix: One Union
Sound Designer: Joaby Deal

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