Anomaly New York proved one of the year's most powerful storytellers. It kicked off 2014 by getting Super Bowl watchers feeling warm and fuzzy, once again, with "Puppy Love" for Budweiser. The tear-inducing tale of a Clydesdale's farewell to his canine pal was a worthy follow-up to the emotional "Brotherhood" of the previous year. It delivered another uplifting Bud ad to kick off baseball season, showing how the brand had been there for all the sport's milestones, such as Babe Ruth's signing to the Yankees and the Red Sox's 2012 World Series victory.
Late last year, Diageo's Johnnie Walker tapped Anomaly as its global agency of record, ending the brand's 15-year run with BBH, which created the iconic "Keep Walking" campaign. Anomaly had proved it would be up to the task with its quirky, cinematic film "Gentleman's Wager" for Blue Label, starring Giancarlo Giannini and a tap-dancing Jude Law.