Ad Council: G.A.M.E. Case Study

May 06, 2013Filed under Online and Public Interest, NGO

The Ad Council is joining forces with BAM! Body and Mind and KIDZ BOP to premiere The Greatest Action Movie Ever (G.A.M.E), a kid-targeted film offering fun ways to channel the inner action hero and take steps towards a more active and nutritionally-balanced lifestyle. Starring Ryan Ochoa of the hit Disney XD series Pair of Kings, the first half of the six-minute long G.A.M.E. film will premiere on Sunday, April 14 on Disney XD as part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living , an initiative that inspires kids and families to lead healthier lifestyles. Audiences will then be directed to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s BAM! Body and Mind website,, to see the second part of the film and access additional health-related resources. The full-length film will also be featured on and Created pro bono by McCann Erickson New York, the movie is the result of a two month-long contest that invited kids ages 5-18 to submit videos on that showcase their action moves and healthy eating habits in one of nine different scripted scenes. Kids everywhere had the opportunity to upload their audition videos to, the leading safe social network and video sharing site for kids and tweens with over 1.4 million registered users. More than 1,300 kids submitted videos and auditioned for the film, and over 5,000 kids cast their vote to select real kids from across the nation to star in G.A.M.E. alongside Ryan Ochoa.

Advertising Agency:McCann, New York, USA
Chief Creative Officer:Linus Karlsson
Global Brands:Linus Karlsson
Chief Creative Officers:Sean Bryan, Thomas Murphy
Group Creative Director:Jesse Potack, Benjamin Vendramin
Copywriter:Jesse Potack
Director:Jesse Potack, Benjamin Vendramin, Santa Maria, Sherman Foote
Art Director:Benjamin Vendramin
President:Joyce King Thomas
Executive Producer:Catherine Patterson, Sally Hotchkiss, Thomas Mooney, Dan Klein, Alex Jarman
Integrated Producers:Jill Ann Toloza, Minnie Tran
Editor:Nathan Thompson
Sound Design:Gerard McConvillen
Producer:Jeff Fischer, Theresa Marth
Production:ADDigital Productions
Designer:Yunsung Cho
CG Generalist:Yunsung Cho
Charlex Creative Director:Dade Orgeron
Cg Supervisor:Salar Saleh
Executive Creative Director:Ryan Dunn
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