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Baker Street Advertising
January 29, 2018
Brian Bacino

The Valentines Sale

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Did you know only 54% of Americans celebrated Valentine’s Day last year? That’s down 10% vs. 2007.

Did you know that 41% of people “dread Valentine’s Day”?

Our Behavioral Economist, Howie Leibach, did. And what he discovered drove the brief for this year’s Northern California Honda Dealer’s Valentine’s Day promotional event: There are a lot of things that women do not want for Valentine’s Day, and frankly, what they do want, they are happy to get for themselves.

“Lunch Date” :30

To bring this discovery to life, we brought in Best Selling author of “Otherwise Engaged” and Baker Street Irregular, Suzanne Finnamore, who teamed up with BSA Design Director, Ken Woodard, to craft the perfect voice. It’s authentic. It’s real. (Actually, the first draft was a little too real for Prime Time TV!) We also enlisted Director of Photography, Svetlana Cvetko, to create an elegant film look blending beauty and strength. Finally Umlaut Editor, Jessica Congdon, gave “Lunch Date” the perfect final touch.

The Valentines Monologues:

“Guess What I Want” :30

“Please and Thank You” :30

Using the Interrotron, a camera rig that helps the director make eye contact with the subject while looking directly into the camera lens, we were able to get beautiful authentic performances as Suzanne asked our women what they really wanted, and even more humorously, what they didn’t want for Valentine’s Day. And Rough House Editor, Penny Krueger, found just the right answers.

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
President: Jack Boland
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriter: Suzanne Finnamore
Design Director: Ken Woodard
Producer: Brody McHugh
Social Media Video Editor: Harrison Chapman
Creative Manager: Lesly Pyle
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Group Account Director: Dan Nilsen
Account Supervisor: Christine Rodriguez
Senior Account Executive: Megan Boland
Senior Account Executive: Lisa Coonts
Media Director: Glenn Yajko
Media Broadcasting Supervisor: Sheila Taylor
Media Supervisor: Jena Benzel
Senior Broadcast Buyers: Shelly Kalianis/Cel Vital Bella

“Lunch Date” Production Credits:
Film Director: Brian Bacino, Baker Street Advertising
Executive Producer: Mark Dwyer, Dwyer Films
Director of Photography: Svetlana Cvetko
Production Manager: Jon Bowden
Production Coordinator: Mack Thomas
Editor: Jessica Congdon, Umlaut Post Production
Colorist/Graphics: Ivan Miller, Umlaut Post Production
Post & Graphics Producer: Nick Brown, Umlaut Post Production
Audio Mixer: Andy Greenberg, One Union Recording

“The Valentines Monologues” Production Credits:
Film Director: Suzanne Finnamore/Brian Bacino, Baker Street Advertising
Executive Producer: Mark Dwyer, Dwyer Films
Director of Photography: Svetlana Cvetko
Assistant Director: Harrison Chapman, Baker Street Advertising
Production Manager: Jon Bowden
Production Coordinator: Mack Thomas
Editors: Penny Krueger, Rough House Editorial
Graphics: Eric Stafford, Rough House Editorial
Post Producer: James Hagedorn, Rough House Editorial
Colorist: Roger Krakow, Rough House Editorial
Audio Mixer: Andy Greenberg, One Union Recording

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Data Analytics, Honda, Uncategorized

December 27, 2017
Brian Bacino

Honda’s Delicious End to Happy Honda Days

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Smell that? That’s not just the smell of Honda’s tasty new Gingerbread spokesman, it’s also the scent of an altering national mood.

“Gingerbread Man” :30 TV Commercial

Our Behavioral Economist, Howie Leibach, detected something in the air this holiday season. People are so exhausted by political issues and global concerns, they are in no mood for anyone trying to sell them something. You probably noticed how many advertisers responded with heart-warming holiday messages, whose connection to a brand promise was at times tenuous. We however had a job to do: We were tasked with creating urgency, in the face of an agitated National mood, for the final days of Honda’s biggest national sales event.

So our content creators dreamt up this holiday fantasy where a Gingerbread Man, trying to avoid being eaten, heads to the Honda dealer for an escape ride. And luckily there’s just a few days left!

Awesome! Urgent yet fun and fanciful. The only problem was it required a full-film shoot plus character development plus CG animation and we only had a month to make it.

That’s when our mighty producers and account peeps squeezed enough time out of our schedule to pull off the Holiday miracle. Then our other-worldly talented friends at Bent, especially animation director and karaoke killa, Josh Cox, helped us create the perfectly baked, high anxiety, Woody Allen inspired Gingerbread Man. Of course before we turned our delicious little friend into a TV star and internet sensation complete with life-size POP and digital assets, we had to find just the right guy. You can see how tough that was in the “lost casting sessions” videos created by our own Harry Houdini Chapman.

“Gingerbread Man Auditions” Social Media Video 1

“Gingerbread Man Auditions” Social Media Video 2

The Gingerbread Man also made an appearance at our annual Baker Street “Santa Stealing” Party.

This was Baker Street at its best: data, insight, creativity, execution, tremendous hustle, and I bet you’ve seen it out there in the market ’cause our media squad rules, for the win.

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
President: Jack Boland
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriter: Michael Williams
Art Director: Sarah Inglis
Producer: Brody McHugh
Social Media Video Editor/Copywriter: Harrison Chapman
Social Media Animator: Xavier Li
Creative Manager/Social Media Copywriter: Lesly Pyle
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Group Account Director: Dan Nilsen
Account Supervisor: Christine Rodriguez
Senior Account Executive: Megan Boland
Senior Account Executive: Lisa Coonts
Media Director: Glenn Yajko
Media Broadcasting Supervisor: Sheila Taylor
Media Supervisor: Jena Benzel
Senior Broadcast Buyers: Shelly Kalianis/Cel Vital Bella

Production Credits:
Director: Brian Bacino, Baker Street Advertising
Executive Producer: Jed Mortenson, Waypoint Films
Director of Photography: Kevin Emmons
Line Producer: Kevin Hayes
Colorist: Roger Krakow, Rough House Editorial
Audio Mixer: Andy Greenberg, One Union Recording

Animation Production Credits:
Animation Director: Joshua Cox, Bent Image Lab Partner/Executive Producer: Ray DiCarlo, Bent Image Lab
Producers: Brianna Vitale, Bent Image Lab
Editor: Brent Heise, Bent Image Lab

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Holiday Advertising, Honda, Uncategorized

December 5, 2017
Brian Bacino

WOW WE WON – W3 WEB AWARDS

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Baker Street just won a Gold and Silver in the prestigious 2017 W3 Awards, recognizing the power of web creativity. We won Gold for our SF Giants interactive story, “Orange Fridays,” part of our 4-part digital film series for the Giants. And we won Silver for our very own website, BakerStAdvertising.com.

“Orange Fridays” Interactive Film

Our Giants Client challenged us to create innovative content for their social channels and we delivered the triple W win with this interactive campaign that showed Giants fans they can experience many different flavors of Giants games depending on the day of the week.

“We Are Sundays” Interactive Film

“Two for Tuesdays” Interactive Film

“Day Baseball” Interactive Film

Credits: SF Giants
Larry Baer, President/CEO
Staci Slaughter, EVP, Communications and Senior Advisor to the CEO
Mario Alioto, EVP, Business Operations
Danny Dann, VP, Marketing & Advertising
Paul Hodges, VP, SFG Productions
Bryan Srabian, VP, Brand Development and Digital Media
Becky Biniek, Digital Media Manager
Kara Gilmore, Marketing and Advertising Project Manager

Giants Video Credits: Baker Street Advertising
President: Jack Boland
Chief Creative Officer/Copywriter: Brian Bacino
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriter: Robert Leon
Art Directors: Ken Woodard/Jason Wong
Interactive/Cinemagraph Art Director: Xavier Li
Producer: Brody McHugh
Creative Manager/Script Supervisor: Lesly Pyle
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Account Supervisor: Nick Spillner
Senior Account Executive: Juliana King

SF Giants Video Production Credits
Director: Brian Bacino, Baker Street Advertising
Executive Producer: Mark Dwyer, Dwyer Productions
Director of Photography: Cliff Traiman, Little Giant Lighting & Grip
Line Producer: Jon Bowden
Editor: Alan Chimenti, Ntropic Editorial
ECD/Founder: Nate Robinson, Ntropic Editorial
Post Producer: Emily Avoujageli & Danielle Cheifetz, Ntropic Editorial
VFX Director: Aaron Vasquez, Ntropic Editorial
VFX Artists: Ethan Chang & Miguel Diaz-Rivera, Ntropic Editorial
Colorists: Chris Martin, Nick Sanders, & Kristy Navarro, Ntropic Editorial
Graphics Artist: Erica Poat, Ntropic Editorial
Flame Artist: Mark Everson & Todd Hemsley, Ntropic Editorial
Junior Flame Artist: Jerome Knight, Ntropic Editorial
Rotoscoping Producer: John Mendaros​, Ntropic Editorial
Rotoscoping Artists: Roel Elaco, Jun dela Pena, Alfred Ilagen, Ntropic Editorial
Post Assistants: Gillen Burch & Yvonne Pon​, Ntropic Editorial
Audio Mixer: Andy Greenberg, One Union Recording

*****

BakerStAdvertising.com snares Silver.

One of our biggest accomplishments of 2017 was the optimization of our new Baker Street website. A labor of love spearheaded expertly by our Writer/Creative Manager/Super Star, Lesly Pyle and our Design Director, Ken Woodard, our site stylishly displays our process, our work and our people, and we are very proud of them all.

BSA Website Credits:
President: Jack Boland
Chief Creative Officer/Copywriter: Brian Bacino
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Art Directors: Ken Woodard/Brian Powers/Lesly Pyle
Copywriter/Digital Producer/Site Admin: Lesly Pyle
In-House Video Editors: Harrison Chapman, Jane Goodwin-Bell
Video Editors: Michael Pickman-Thoon, Eric Stafford, Rough House Editorial
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Web Developer/UX UI Design: Scott Johnson/Jen Marek/Eric Lindsey, ThunderBeast

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Digital Marketing, SF Giants, Sports, Sports Marketing, Uncategorized

October 25, 2017
Brian Bacino

NorCal Honda Takes on Millennials

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#Millennials #and #Adulting

While developing work for Honda’s latest campaign, targeted toward younger car buyers, we discovered The Holy Grail of Millennial Marketing Secrets:

Millennials are young humans!!!

There it is. We shared our billion bitcoin secret.

We also created a campaign that taps into a powerful life stage our 20-something target is experiencing: “Adulting” — that moment when you find yourself, for the first time, doing very grownup things. And to break through the skepticism, millennials have toward slickly-prepared advertising, we enlisted Bent Image Lab to create a look that seems to be homemade and organic, yet jumps from the small mobile screen with cutting edge technology. By the way, Millennials would hate that last sentence.

Web Videos

“Civic Reasons” :30

“Speed vs Space” :30

“Iceberg” :30

“Run The World” :30

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
President: Jack Boland
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriters: Brian Bacino/Robert Leon/Sarah Inglis/Bob Dorfman/Lesly Pyle
Art Directors: Sarah Inglis/Ken Woodard
Producers: Julie Costanzo/Brody McHugh/Lauren Finerman
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Group Account Director: Dan Nilsen
Account Supervisor: Christine Rodriguez
Senior Account Executive: Megan Boland

Production Credits:
Directors: Soloman Burbridge, Joshua Cox and Rob Shaw, Bent Image Lab
Partner/Executive Producer: Ray DiCarlo, Bent Image Lab
Executive Producer: Anthony Greene, Bent Image Lab
Producers: Brianna Vitale/Gabi Villasenor, Bent Image Lab
Sound Engineer: Lance Limbocker, Limbocker Studios

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, Honda, Uncategorized

October 15, 2017
Brian Bacino

Hanna Boys Center. Truly making a difference.

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We were blessed with the opportunity to help the Hanna Boys Center of Sonoma spread their proven approach to helping at-risk teens. Everyone who touched this project echoed the same sentiment: man, it’s nice to work on something that is truly making a difference. Thanks to all involved.

Our web video for the Hanna Boys Center tells the true story of a Hanna student who overcame enormous obstacles to become a successful, productive adult, thanks to the Hanna Boys Center.

Our film shows how Hanna’s unique approach to caring for troubled kids really works. Hanna doesn’t ask, “what’s wrong with this kid?” They ask, “what happened to this kid?” And how the committed staff handles the kids from that pivotal philosophical belief is why the Hanna Way is worth spreading. We hope our film helps to do just that.

Cinematographer, Cliff Traiman, generously provided his clever camera work to create a seamless journey, falling at first into a future of despair, but thanks to Hanna, changes direction and soars toward hope. Special thanks to Beast editorial who refused payment for their brilliant post. That’s giving back, man.

Client Credits:
Brian Farragher, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer
Chris Jones, Chief Development Officer
Christy Kenyon, Director of Marketing & Communications

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
President: Jack Boland
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriters: Brian Bacino/Sara Alterman
Art Director: Sarah Inglis
Producer: Brody McHugh
Creative Manager/Script Supervisor: Lesly Pyle
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Account Supervisor: Nick Spillner
Senior Account Executive: Juliana King

Production Credits:
Directors: Harrison Chapman/Sarah Inglis, Baker Street Advertising
Director of Photography: Cliff Traiman, Little Giant Lighting & Grip
Editor: Doug Walker, Beast Editorial
Founder: Jon Ettinger, Beast Editorial
Producer: Vickie Sornsilp, Beast Editorial
Gaffer: Vincent Wrenn
Key Grip: Damian Lucas
1st AC: Deidre Locklear
Sound: Rod Hartzog

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Uncategorized

February 15, 2017
Brian Bacino

An Unprecedented Presidents Day

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“Did you hear the Presidents’ news?”
“Ya. It’s Unprecedented.”

That’s the premise of our new TV commercial and internet films for NorCal Honda’s Unprecedented Presidents Day Sale.

:30 Unprecedented Presidents Day TV Spot

Our Honda Presidential Icons are back by popular demand and this time find themselves talking politics in a diner. At least that’s what it seems like they are discussing in this surreal spot that begins like a scene out of Pulp Fiction before revealing George Washington and Abe Lincoln having pancakes and bacon and chewing the fat about the unprecedented president news. Of course, the news turns out to be unprecedented deals on new Hondas.

Subsequent internet films drop in on the First and Sixteenth Presidents as they get their groove on in a new Civic and see how many Potuses they can put in the back of a CR-V. Fun stuff created on the fly at our TV shoot by our in-house crew, Lesly Pyle and Harrison Chapman.

“10-Speaker Sound System” Social Video

“160-Watt Man Bun” Social Video

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
President: Jack Boland
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriters: Brian Bacino/Lesly Pyle
Art Directors: Corey Stolberg/Jason Wong
Social Animator: Xavier Li
Producer: Brody McHugh
Social Video Cameraman/Editor: Harrison Chapman
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Group Account Director: Dan Nilsen
Account Supervisor: Christine Rodriguez
Senior Account Executive: Megan Boland
Assistant Account Executive: Noah Zepponi

Production Credits:
Director: Brian Bacino, Baker Street Advertising
Executive Producer: Mark Dwyer, Dwyer Productions
Director of Photography: Cliff Traiman, Little Giant Lighting & Grip
Editor/Post Producer: Michael Pickman-Thoon, Rough House Editorial
Colorist: Roger Krakow, Rough House Editorial
CG Artist: Eric Stafford, Rough House Editorial
Audio Mixer: Andy Greenberg, One Union Recording

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Honda, Presidents' Day Sale, Uncategorized

January 9, 2017
Brian Bacino

Honda Wallet Vacation

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As we not so subtly pointed out in our “Almost Over” Happy Honda Days spot, holiday shopping can really put your wallet through the wringer.

That’s why we followed up with the first annual Honda Wallet Vacation Sale. The dream child of art director, Sarah Inglis, and carefully sculpted by the Editorial and FX team at Beast, The Wallet Vacation Sale takes us to an exotic island fantasy where we see nothing but wallets and purses chilling out, thanks to Honda’s unique No Payment for 90 Days offer.

:30 Wallet Vacation TV Spot: Sedan

:30 Wallet Vacation TV Spot: SUV

In-Store Signage

 

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
President: Jack Boland
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Art Director: Sarah Inglis
Copywriters: Sarah Inglis/Bob Dorfman/Robert Leon
Social Animator: Xavier Li
Producer: Brody McHugh
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Group Account Director: Dan Nilsen
Account Supervisor: Christine Rodriguez
Senior Account Executive: Megan Boland
Assistant Account Executive: Noah Zepponi

Production Credits:
Executive Producer: Lori Joseph, Beast Editorial & SFX
Producer: Gordon Wittman, Beast Editorial & SFX
VFX Supervisor/CG Artist: Michael, Beast Editorial & SFX
CG Artist: Evan Ryan, Beast Editorial & SFX
Editor: Darren Orr, Beast Editorial & SFX
Color/Online Artist: Matt Trivan, Beast Editorial & SFX
Audio Mixer: Andy Greenberg, One Union

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Honda, Uncategorized

December 20, 2016
Brian Bacino

2016 Year In Review

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2016. Well, that didn’t turn out exactly the way we expected.

Lots of surprises.

Some of them, not so good.

Like not having our beloved SF Giants fulfill their even year prophecy.

But we still had a ton of fun making the work and helped the Giants continue their record-breaking attendance streak. (Click image below to see the 2016 Giants Campaign page.)

And speaking of records, NorCal Honda continued its sizzling pace thanks to a calendar chockfull of sales events, testimonial films and a robust digital and social media effort.

The first series of key frames below is from our “Go Small. Get Big.” campaign. (Click image below to visit the campaign page.) And the second set is from our seasonal sales events.

Plus, we introduced a new social campaign for Acura called “More of a Good Thing,” featuring 3 inspiring stories from NorCal Acura drivers who are making their world a better place.

The Lin’s Story :30

To see the Lin’s full story, click here.

Marshal’s Story :30

To see Marshal’s full story, click here.

The Young’s Story :30

To see the Young’s full story, click here.

So, while 2016 had its fair share of challenges, Baker Street had its fair share of fun making work for our clients and watching their businesses grow. Check it out in our video below, “Baker Streeters Love the Work”:

And, oh yeah, we launched our website. You know, the one you’re on.

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Honda, SF Giants, Sports, Sports Marketing, Uncategorized

October 13, 2016
Brian Bacino

#BelievenHurts

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When you’’ve been #Believen since July, losing really hurts.

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Baker Street has been preparing for the post season since July, creating digital, outdoor, and TV for the SF Giants #Believen 2nd Half campaign. And while we are proud of the work, it has been tough to keep Believen when your team posts the worst 2nd half performance, ever.

Yet, through all the torture, our beloved Giants stayed together and kept fighting and somehow got in!

Crawford’s 7 Hits :15

MadBum’s Ks :15

And then they somehow came back!

NLDS 2016 Game 3 :30

So when that fatal 9th-inning meltdown came in Game 4 against the Cubs, it hit us hard.

We have been trying to reconcile this feeling of genuine loss over the Giants dramatic departure from their post season destiny. While it totally makes sense for players and coaches to feel devastated. Even members of the organization. But how can the dramatic and sudden end to the Giants post season have such a physical and emotional effect on us fans?

I guess the answer is we truly believe we are part of this. We have been soaking in champagne showers and championship parades, walking the world as kings. We feel like we know Hunter and his good friend, Buster. We love our homegrown heroes, Bumgarner, Crawford, Panik, Belt, … Conor! We have rode the emotional roller coaster year after year, but somehow, magically, we kept hoisting trophies!

Crawford Destiny :30

Big Game Hunter :30

Buster MVP :30

And so now, even in our even year, we suddenly feel the pain. An unfamiliar sting of it all, for the first time, not magically unfolding the way we hoped. It makes us finally realize those 3 Championships were not pre-ordained. They were’n’t guaranteed. They were miracles. They are more delicious than we realized the first 3 times. And our insatiable desire for another will only grow with this year’’s bitter end.

BSA_Team

Today it hurts. But then you realize how much fun, and how significant it is to feel like you are part of something like the SF Giants. That is the gift this team has given us fans. And while vitriol will likely spew over the next few days, in the end this organization makes us proud. Win or lose, Together We’’re Giant.

Under The Hat Tales: Kids :30

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, SF Giants, Sports Marketing, Uncategorized

April 1, 2016
Brian Bacino

Even Year: Giants 2016 Campaign

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To open the 2016 SF Giants season, Baker Street Advertising created a multi-media campaign leveraging the mystique and symbolism of wearing your heart on your head, and how wearing the SF Giants hat brings baseball’s most passionate fans together.

Digital billboards featuring the photography of Christian Petersen:

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The 60-second launch spot, “Heart on your Head,” tells the story of a lifelong Giants fan and his magical journey that began when he wore his Giants hat.

Then we asked all the Giants players how they felt about wearing the SF hat in this internet film series, “Under The Hat Films”:

Subsequent TV spots featured fans in their favorite Giants hat, telling tales of their favorite Giant. Crawford Destiny :30, Big Game Hunter :30, MVP Posey :30, Homegrown :30 with Duffy, Panik, Cain and Buster, and The Illusionist :30 with Sergio Romo.

Then we showed fans how to use their hat to help the Giants Rally, which brought us to a whole slew of “Together We’re Giant” ideas. After all, 162 games requires a ton of fresh content.

Finally, while we were talking to the players about their hats, we got their casual thoughts on a bunch of important topics from Bobbleheads to clubhouse pranks. These guys are authentically good dudes and a joy to work with.

Agency Credits

President: Jack Boland

Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan

Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino

Art Director: Ken Woodard

Copywriter: Bob Dorfman

Copywriter: Robert Leon

Copywriter: Harrison Chapman

Freelance Art Director (“Chatter” :30): Stefan Copiz

Freelance Copywriter (“Chatter” :30): Matt Bottkol

Creative Manager/Script Supervisor: Lesly Pyle

Broadcast Producer: Brody McHugh

Account Executive: Olivia Albanese

Account Coordinator: Noah Zepponi

Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach

Production Credits

Production Company: Dwyer Productions

Director: Brian Bacino (of Baker Street Advertising)

Director of Photography: Cliff Traiman

Executive Producer: Mark Dwyer

Producer: Chris Knox

Post Production:  Rough House

Editors:  Michael Pickman-Thoon, Eric Stafford, Roger Krakow, Elijiah Pahati

Visual Efx / Motion Graphics Designer:  Eric Stafford

Colorist:  Roger Krakow

Post Production Supervision:  Matt Lopez, Michael Pickman-Thoon

Audio Mix:  Sirius Sound

Mix & Sound Designers:  Shane Watson, Leroy Clark

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Sports, Sports Marketing, Sports Marketing, Uncategorized