Do You Fly Pigeon Class?

New JetBlue Campaign Compares Other Airlines' Passengers To The Much Maligned Bird

Published On
Sep 17, 2013

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Pigeons play a starring role in Mullen's new TV spot from JetBlue, which is comparing its own customer service with that of other airlines in a multi-channel campaign, "Air on the Side of Humanity." The campaign depicts pigeons as the ultimate "frequent flier" -- they fly in crowded spaces, get fed crumbs and are generally despised and ignored.

As well as TV commercials, directed by Hank Perlman via Hungry Man, the pigeon-themed push will include online advertising, microsites, mobile, social, experiential and out-of-home advertising. Debuting in Boston, it will also blanket the entire New York area, with bus shelters, taxi tops and ads on web sites including and Hulu. A voice activation unit, created in partnership with Mobile Theory, will teach consumers how to "speak pigeon" on their smartphones, while a digital experience and social hub, Central Perch, will invite users to send friends social messages through a carrier pigeon that delivers custom messages to their Facebook message inbox.


Sep 17, 2013
Production Company:
Hungry Man
Chief Creative Officer:
Mark Wenneker
Senior Vice President/Creative Director/Art:
Dylan Bernd
Evelynne Scholnick
Nick Olish
Senior Art Director:
Dan Madsen
Senior Vice President/Creative Technologist:
Christian Madden
Creative Technologist:
Dave Lee
Creative Technologist:
Stefan Harris
Creative Technologist:
Joe Palasek
Executive Director, Integrated Production:
Liza Near
Director, Broadcast Production:
Zeke Bowman
Senior Digital Producer:
Kim Bennett
Digital Producer:
Heidi Laidlaw
Digital Producer:
Charley Perkins
Experience Designer:
Hoon Oh
Senior Computer Artist:
Kathryn Lane
Hank Perlman
Martha English
P.S. 260
Senior Producer:
Laura Lamb Patterson
J.J. Lask
Assistant Editor:
Colin Reilly
Visual Effects:
Executive Producer:
Kirsten Andersen
Lead Visual Effects Artist:
Geoff McAuliffe
Animation Director:
Anders Beer
Executive Producer:
Mino Jarjoura
Director, Photography:
Tom Richmond
Assistant Editor:
Joe Simmons
Lead Visual Effects Artist:
Jimi Simmons
Computer Graphics:
General Gao
Executive Producer:
Kirsten Anderson
Original Music
Original Music:
Audio Post:
Sound Lounge/Soundtrack
Sound Design/Mixer:
Tom Jucarone
Sound Design/Mixer:
Glen Landrum
Sound Design/Mixer:
Mike Secher
Executive Creative Director:
Tim Vaccarino
Executive Creative Director:
Dave Weist
Senior Writer:
Jack Collier
Art Director:
Jay Spahr
Art Director:
Mauricio Perez
Art Director:
Kara Noble
Senior Digital Designer:
Scott Petrichko
Vera Everson

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