Production Company A-List 2011: Blink/Furlined

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Out of the Blink stable came one of our hands-down favorite spots of the year, "The Long Wait" for John Lewis out of Adam and Eve. You might say we were predisposed to loving it because it was a holiday spot and came out around the time everyone tends to feel a bit warm and fuzzy, yet Wilson's expert handling of the well-visited theme made us feel like we were five years old again—and then, there was that killer twist of an ending. Wilson also applied his talents to capturing some very competitive farmers for Hovis' Famers Race out of Dare London.

From the Blinkink contingent , David Wilson delivered a frenetic Barbie Doll extravaganza, one of Wieden + Kennedy London's final contributions to Nokia as well as a slice-minded approach to the story of life, in a music video for The Maccabees, while Noah Wilson shot Google's "Speedbots," for BBH London.

Other fine turns came from Furlined's Brian Aldrich, who helped to make Walmart as memorable for its ads as its discounts with a series of "shopping list" spots out of The Martin Agency; Ted Pauly, who helped to explain the Dallas Cowboys Leo Lett's epic Thanksgiving blunder in 1993 in a doc-style film from Snickers and BBDO New York and Speck/Gordon, who was able to broach the topic of new shoes via some very sensitive subjects for Footlocker, also out of BBDO.

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