March 2013

makin’ ad friends at adfun!

Fothie crew enjoyed hangin’ out at last night’s Advertising Federation AdFun mixer. Thanks to everyone at AAF Columbus and Portfolio Creative for hosting National Food on a Stick Day. Yo, those cake pops were off the hook.

say hi to big r.o.i.

Not only does our fun multi-media campaign for TourismOhio encourage people to drive all over the state, it’s driving big revenue too. TourismOhio just announced that the 2012 campaign resulted in a 15 to 1 return on investment (R.O.I.). That’s a return of $15 in taxes for every $1 invested in tourism marketing, topping 2011’s […]

a skyscraper sandwich.

Dave brought his King Kong appetite to New York and conquered this giant corned beef and turkey monstrosity from the world-famous Carnegie Deli in Times Square.  Definitely not D1 approved…but delicious!

a hair-raising production.

Is there anything Bello, the high-flying comic daredevil, is afraid of? Yes…a haircut!  Bello’s back at MGM’s Beau Rivage Resort and Casino this summer, and we just finished shooting his brand new campaign in New York City.

you’re gonna need a bigger basket.

Here’s Todd and Gene putting the finishing touches on the giant dinosaur Easter eggs we created for the Columbus Zoo. They’ll be all over town this weekend building excitement for this summer’s new Dinosaur Island exhibit. Look for these Egg-osauruses at community egg hunts Saturday in Upper Arlington, Powell and Dublin!

pixie picks our zoo spot.

Every year the Pixie Awards honor the world’s best in animation and effects, and we’re proud to say our “Touching Experience” TV spot for the Columbus Zoo was just named a winner. In fact, judges declared it one of the top pieces in the competition. Wow, it’s getting almost as much attention as that racy […]

our sweet sistine winner

Congrats to Beth!  She won the “Who Will be the Next Pope Contest.”  You won a trip to Rome…to roam back to your office and get to work.

that’s gonna stop some traffic.

The only thing bigger than Jungle Jack Hanna shooting a new commercial…is the giant T-rex riding shotgun. Our production team just finished filming spots for the Columbus Zoo’s new Dinosaur Island, opening this summer!

welcome karen!

Meet Karen Hagans, the newest Fothie in our creative intern program. Karen’s a great designer from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and we’re glad to have her talent – and friendly smile – here at the office.

it’s awesome, baby!

We just teamed up with Mr. March Madness himself, the one-and-only Dick Vitale, in this fun new campaign we created for Wendy’s. Targeting college basketball fans, the TV, radio, print, digital and outdoor effort runs throughout March in New York, Boston, Philly and other major markets. And yes, Dickie V is just as awesome in […]