Our review of the Super Bowl’s best, worst, and WTF ads returns!
The Super Bowl is basically our Oscars, minus the red carpet but with a lot more drama.
It's our turn to sit back and watch the creative splendidry unfold, tweeting #AAFChalkTalk all the while.
Four days later we gather to dish with each other—and our panel of ad pros.
Tweet your opinions!
Our final panelist is you, the audience.
We want your hot takes, so now that you've seen the ads:
Tweet your opinions with #AAFChalkTalk
Vote in our poll - with every single ad linked for your review
…and come prepared to share.
Chalk Talk is easily one of our best events of the year!
Beer, wine, and tailgating-themed eats included!
Senior Account/New Business Director
Chris started his career working on national brand, promotional and grand opening initiatives for REI. Over his time at C+F he has led award-winning work on agency accounts including Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Seattle Mariners, Symetra Financial, Seattle Reproductive Medicine and the Washington Forest Protection Association. Chris also oversees new business, managing new client acquisition and business development. Chris gets strong reviews from his clients for his ability to deeply understand their business, blending a keen strategic mind with the understanding of and appreciation for compelling creative work.
As managing director of Mekanism Seattle, Lisa Zakroff, oversees all client partnerships, including Alaska Airlines and Papa Murphy’s. Lisa started her career with NASA, helping to make the Twin Mars Rovers famous, but ultimately found her way to advertising where she’s worked on Volkswagen, Target, Burger King, Saturn, and DIRECTV, among others. At Deutsch LA She led Target’s award-winning, "Share the Force" campaign for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and partnered with Nintendo and Target to turn shopping carts into Mario Karts in over 600 stores. Lisa also convinced VW and Target legal teams to drive a Golf through a Target store for a Funny or Die video, which MediaPost called “The Future of Branded Content.”
Executive Producer, Creative Director
Hand Crank Films
Chris has over 20 years in the film biz writing and producing a myriad of award winning work for clients large and small. Not only does he understand the value of good strategy combined with creativity, but it’s also been said he plays well with others. His goal? Helping you tell powerful stories through film.
Maria is an accomplished and passionate marketing executive with proven success leading integrated programs that drive brand growth and enhance customer experiences. Over 10 years of experience working with top clients including: Unilever, Amazon, T-Mobile, Starbucks, Novartis, Coca-Cola, and Jim Beam both US and Globally, Maria has led award winning campaigns such as The Real Women Campaign for Dove and has helped transformed loyalty programs for T-Mobile and Starbucks. She has worked in a wide range of categories from healthcare to CPG and most recently her current work with Amazon.
Group Account Director
Randy is a Group Account Director at CMD and runs the Seattle office. He oversees the Microsoft account that includes Mixer, Xbox, Surface and the NFL Sponsorship, as well as the Banner Bank, Precor and T-Mobile accounts. He’s worked at some of the largest agencies in the world including Saatchi & Saatchi and McCann Erickson, a small start-up where he was employee #7 and everything in between. During his career, he has had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of accounts including Jack in the Box, Toyota, The Anaheim Ducks, ESPN, Pedigree dog food and Coffee-mate (where he learned waaaay too much about non-dairy creamers).
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