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July 15, 2017
Silvia Abruzzese

5 Things I Learned as a Design Intern at BSA

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My name is Silvia and I am a senior graphic design student at the Academy of Art University. I wanted to gain some work experience this summer and I was lucky enough to land an internship at Baker Street Advertising. I got to work and learn from amazing professionals that always pushed me to do my best and thanks to this experience, I feel so much more prepared to begin the next stage of my life. Thank you Baker Street Advertising for this amazing opportunity!

The Intern Chronicles

May 31, 2017
Brian Bacino

SF Giants Campaign 2017

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Our “Discovery” phase of campaign development for the 2017 SF Giants revealed two key findings:

  1. The promise of the ultimate SF experience — the people, the views, the food, the party, at AT&T Park — makes fans want to attend  more games.
  2. Casual fans tend to go to the same kind of game over and over: just Sunday games, or just Friday games, just Tuesday games, etc.

We introduced this year’s campaign with “Together in SF” :30, featuring fans experiencing the ultimate SF backed with a dramatic read by legendary skipper, Bruce Bochy.

“Together In SF” :30 TV Spot

Our post house Ntropic, under the masterful eyes of FX director Aaron Vasquez, and editor Alan Chimenti, created cinemagraphs from the photography and video expertly captured by SFG Productions.

Alternate-Ending Interactive Films
Recognizing the importance of the Giants digital community, particularly the 3.2 million Facebook followers, we created a series of interactive films showing the experience of going to Giants games on Sundays, on date nights, during the work week, and the fun of Orange Fridays. Each of these four spots give viewers a critical decision to make at the peak of the story. The viewer’s choice will determine the ending of the stories.

“We Are Sundays” Interactive Film

“Two for Tuesdays” Interactive Film

“Day Baseball” Interactive Film

“Orange Fridays” Interactive Film

Introducing Mark Melancon
We also introduced the Giants new closer, Mark Melancon, with this fun spot that seems to be the fan’s favorite spot of the year. In a hilarious exchange on Twitter, Lou Seal called out Melancon for slamming the door on him. Mark responded, “I was just trying to ‘seal the deal.’” This guy’s going to be fun to watch all year.

“Meet the Closer” :30 TV Spot

Out-of-Home
If you live and drive in the Bay Area, you are also sure to run into our outdoor campaign featuring the photography of Andy Kuno. He has really raised the photography game of the Giants in-house staff and Baker Street gobbled up the good work to create the elegant designs you’ll see on trains, busses, street banners, and electronic outdoor throughout the Bay Area.

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
President: Jack Boland
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriters: Brian Bacino/Robert Leon/Bob Dorfman
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

Production Credits:
Director: Brian Bacino, Baker Street Advertising
Executive Producer: Mark Dwyer, Dwyer Productions
Director of Photography: Cliff Traiman, Little Giant Lighting & Grip
Director of Photography “Meet The Closer”: Keith Pikus
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

Photography Credits:
Andy Kuno, SFG Productions

Brian Bacino, SF Giants, Sports, Sports Marketing

May 20, 2017
Brian Bacino

NorCal Honda’s Testimonial Campaign: 17 Stories and Counting

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With this year’s batch of #AskAnyHondaDriver testimonial stories, we add a radio celeb, a Cuban National basketball player turned singer, a plant nursery guru, and an Indian wedding planner. We now have created 17 films about the genuine passion Bay Area folks have for their Hondas. Check out the short versions below. Or see the web-length versions on NorCal Honda’s Facebook page here: #AskAnyHondaDriver Web Stories. (And if you’re a proud Honda driver, you can submit your story to be considered for a chance to star in our next campaign here too.)

Ally’s Story “Civic” :30

Leyder’s Story “Accord” :30

Daljeet’s Story “Fit: Wedding Planner” :30

Phillip’s Story “CR-V” :30

Ally’s Story “CR-V” :30

Daljeet’s Story “Fit: Family Count” :30

The Prewitts’ Story “Wanda The Honda” :30

Laura’s Story “Civic” :30

Amanda’s Story “Accord” :30

Jan’s Story “Civic” :30

Sommer’s Story “Accord” :30

Jeanne and Connie’s Story “CR-V” :30

Lamont’s Story “Pilot” :30

The Twamleys’ Story “Civic” :30

Junie’s Story “Civic” :30

Indira’s Story “CR-V” :30

Cheryl’s Story “Accord” :30

Credits, Baker Street Advertising:
President: Jack Boland
Chief Creative Officer/Copywriter: Brian Bacino
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriters: Robert Leon/Lesly Pyle
Art Directors: Ken Woodard/Sarah Inglis
Producer: Brody McHugh
Group Account Director: Dan Nilsen
Senior Account Executive: Megan Boland
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Media Director: Glenn Yajko
Media Broadcasting Supervisor: Sheila Taylor
Media Supervisor: Jena Benzel
Senior Broadcast Buyers: Shelly Kalianis/Cel Vital Bella

Credits, Production:
Director, Brian Bacino, Baker Street Advertising
Executive Producer, Jed Mortenson, Waypoint Films
DP: Kevin Emmons
Editors: Alan Chimenti, Ntropic/Michael Pickman-Thoon and Leif Salvesen, Rough House Editorial
Motion Graphics and Compositing: Eric Stafford, Rough House Editorial

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Honda

May 15, 2017
Sarah Inglis

Mariani’s Probiotic Prunes Deliver a 1-2 Punch to Pills and Yogurt

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Despite “probiotics” being a buzzword, there’s been a lot of confusion in the category. So when Mariani asked BSA to help launch the world’s first Probiotic Prunes, we strove for transparency.

We challenged consumer notions of probiotics by directly addressing our two biggest competitors — yogurt & pills. Creating several online videos, we demonstrated why Mariani’s Probiotic Prunes offered a better route to good digestive & immune health — one that didn’t include yogurt’s high sugar content or add to consumer pill fatigue. And to pique viewers’ curiosity, we leveraged a few bizarre visuals and injected some humor into the messaging.

Here’s our launch spot:

And two shorter spots that narrowed in on our major probiotic competition. In this version, Mariani warns against a Pillpocalypse:

And here, Mariani takes a swing at probiotic yogurt:

The videos led to a landing page with more in-depth explanations of the product benefits:

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
President: Jack Boland
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriter: Robert Leon
Art Director: Sarah Inglis
Producer: Brody McHugh
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Senior Account Executive: Juliana King

Production Credits:
Director of Photography: Cliff Traiman, Little Giant Lighting & Grip
Editor/Animator: Darren Orr, Beast
Sound Engineer: Andy Greenberg, One Union Recording Studios

Digital Marketing

April 13, 2017
Brian Bacino

Siempre Contigo Campaign 2017

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Human truths have a universal language.
Brand truths are the ultimate message.

These two principals are the cornerstones of one of Baker Street’s most powerful and influential campaigns ever imagined for our NorCal Honda client. It also happens to be our Hispanic effort, “Siempre Contigo,” which means “Always with You.”

This year’s campaign features four new stories that proclaim with emotion and authenticity that Honda is always there for life’s special moments, thanks to its legendary dependability.
:30 TV Spot: “Checklist”
(View the Spanish version at: https://vimeo.com/213148460)


:30 TV Spot: “Lunchbox”
(View the Spanish version at: https://vimeo.com/213148672)


:30 TV Spot: “Firefighter”
(View the Spanish version at: https://vimeo.com/213148838)


:30 TV Spot: “Lion”
(View the Spanish version at: https://vimeo.com/213148929)


In-Store Signage

Our fabulous husband and wife photography team, the Conroys, also captured these moments beautifully for our suite of POP and digital efforts.

Free-Standing Floor Signs

In-Dealership Posters

Baker Street Advertising Credits:
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
President: Jack Boland
Chief Strategy Officer: Don Donovan
Copywriters: Claudio Martinez-Valle/Robert Leon
Art Director: Ken Woodard
Producer: Brody McHugh
Creative Manager/Lion Double: Lesly Pyle
Senior Strategist: Howie Leibach
Group Account Director: Dan Nilsen
Account Supervisor: Christine Rodriguez
Senior Account Executive: Megan Boland

Production Credits:
Director: Brian Bacino, Baker Street Advertising
Executive Producer: Jed Mortenson, Waypoint Films
Director of Photography: Kevin Emmons
Line Producer: Kevin Hayes
Editor: Alan Chimenti, Ntropic Editorial
Post Producer: Danielle Cheifetz, Ntropic Editorial
Colorists: Chris Martin & Nick Sanders, Ntropic Editorial
Graphics Artist: Erica Poat, Ntropic Editorial
Flame Artist: Mark Everson, Ntropic Editorial
Assistant Editor: Gillen Burch, Ntropic Editorial
Audio Mixer: Andy Greenberg, One Union Recording

Photography Credits:
Jessica Tanzer Conroy and Alexx Conroy, Conroy Tanzer Photographic Services

Brian Bacino, Honda

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