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The Gate NY's Hilarious 'Ask Marcum' Ads Might Make You Rethink Your Business Plan

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Aimed at C-suite executives and entrepreneurs, the spots depict decision-makers confronting complex business issues

The Gate NY's Hilarious 'Ask Marcum' Ads Might Make You Rethink Your Business Plan

The Gate | New York launched a new TV campaign for Marcum LLP, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the US.  “Ask Marcum”, aimed at C-suite executives and entrepreneurs, consists of four 30-second spots, each depicting a decision-maker as they confront a complex business issue.  Some make the right decision because they ask Marcum first. Others are not so lucky and pay the price.


Audit:

Take Over:

Private Jet:

Unicorn:

The campaign will air in multiple markets with programming focus on business and news including CNBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. JL Media, Inc. is responsible for media planning and buying.

"Whether it’s a problem or an opportunity, CEOs have to make tough decisions every day," says David Bernstein, CCO, The Gate. "In our TV campaign, we show the differences between those who were smart enough to ask Marcum for advice and those who weren’t."

He added, "Two of the spots are about people who didn’t ask Marcum for advice and failed (Unicorn and Private Jet). And two are about people who did ask Marcum for advice and succeeded.

For Unicorn and Private Jet, we were looking for people who were more confident in their abilities than they should be. They’re guilty of hubris. And it leads to their downfall.

Takeover and Audit is really a confessional, a la House of Cards. These CEOs act smart and self-assured, but they really aren’t. They know they couldn’t have succeeded without Marcum, but they don’t want anyone else to know it."

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Client

Advertiser: Marcum LLP

Chief Marketing Officer: Bruce Ditman

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: The Cutting Room

Production Company

Director: Phil Joanou

Executive Producer: Kate Lahey

Producer: Paul Manix

Production Company: MJZ Productions

Offline

Edit Company: The Cutting Room

Editor: Chuck Willis

Executive Producer: Susan Willis

Creative Agency

Account Executive: Alexander Barrett

CEO: Jeffrey M. Weiner

Chief Creation Officer: David Bernstein

Creative Agency: The Gate | New York

President: Beau Fraser

Producer: Bob Shriber

Associate Creative Director: Charles Chang, Scott Singow

The Marketing Standard, Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:39:24 GMT