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Marines New Super Bowl Ad Brings the Heat

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The action-packed online spot was created by JWT Atlanta and has reached approximately 20 million viewers so far

Marines New Super Bowl Ad Brings the Heat

The United States Marine Corps returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in more than 30 years – launching a new brand campaign during NBC’s Super Bowl livestream with the help of long-time agency, J. Walter Thompson.
A Nation’s Call” features the overwhelming material might of the Navy and Marine Corps team – ships, amphibious vehicles, aviation and ground assets – disappearing to reveal the greatest weapon in the Marine Corps’ arsenal: the indomitable fighting spirit of every Marine.
“Undoubtedly, the equipment, technology and innovation fuelling a modern Marine Corps operation gives Marines a decided advantage and an ability to reach objectives further inland than ever before,” said Sean McNeeley, Executive Director, Account Management, J. Walter Thompson, “but a Marine’s willingness to engage and determination to defeat is essential to Battles Won.”

The online ad, which can also be viewed on, reached approximately 20 million viewers and aired twice during the game. In advertising with the lifestream, the Marine Corps was better able to reach its target audience and saw savings of about 85 percent over the broadcast advertising price. 

"Without the brand vision and marketing prowess of J. Walter Thompson, our competitively awarded advertising agency for the last 70 years, the Marine Corps would not be positioned and understood the way it is today,” said LtCol John Caldwell, National Director of Marketing and Communication Strategy for the United States Marine Corps. “Marines do heroic feats, while fighting and winning battles for our Nation, and JWT helps curate our legacy with respect, commitment and an eye toward the future."

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Post Production / VFX

CG Supervisor: Greg White, Gabriel Portnof

Executive Creative Director: Murray Butler

Executive Producer: Sarah Hiddlestone

Post Production Company: Framestore

Senior Producer: Nick Fraser

VFX Supervisor: Steve Drew

Production Company

Director: Henry-Alex Rubin

DOP: Dion Beebe

Executive Producer: Drew Santarsiero

Producer: Leah Allina

Production Company: Smuggler

Creative Agency

Account Supervisor: Reese Glisson

Chief Creative Officer: Vann Graves

Creative Agency: J. Walter Thompson Atlanta

Director of Account Services: Sean McNeeley

Director of Strategy: Randy Shepard

Executive Creative Director: Doug Darrigo

Producer: Jane Jacobsen

Senior Account Executive: Darcy Hannon

Senior Planner: Liliana Vazquez

Associate Creative Director: Brian Steele, Daniel Prado

Genres: Visual VFX, Action

Categories: Military, Corporate, Social and PSAs

Wunderman Thompson Atlanta, Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:12:58 GMT