Unlike Hyatt's extraterrestrial accomodations in 1985's Super Bowl XLIX ("Hotel in Space") , the first office on the moon doesn't have artificial gravity, leaving cubicle workers to struggle more than usual with paperwork, office coffee and the like. But it does have a reliable package delivery service.
One of a pair of FedEx ads in Super Bowl XLI (it would be followed in the third quarter by "Not What It Seems", "Moon Office" via BBDO New York is an excellent example of big-game advertising: It combines a premise, a pay-off, extravagant special effects and a punch line. FedEx and BBDO provided many such examples over the years, but 2007 would be their penultimate Super Bowl outing. "Carrier Pigeons" in 2008 would cap an 18-year streak of consecutive big-game appearances.
"Moon Office" ranked among the top 10 in the 2007 edition of USA Today's Ad Meter gauging entertainment value.
Director: Traktor, the collective whose Super Bowl portfolio also includes Fedex's prehistoric "Stick", Dodge's "Monkey on Your Back" and GE's "Scarecrow." Production company: Partizan. Director of photography: Tim Maurice-Jones.
BBDO chief creative officers: Bill Bruce, David Lubars. Executive creative director: Eric Silver. Copywriters: Adam Kanzer, Ari Weiss. Art directors: Jerome Marucci, Jamie Overkamp. Executive producer: Elise Greiche. Executive music producer: Loren Parkins.
VFX/design/color: The Mill. VFX producers: Jo Arghiris, Asher Edwards (3D). Shoot supervisors: Alex Lovejoy, Yann Mabille. 2D lead artist: Alex Lovejoy. 3D lead artist: Yann Mabille. 2D artists: Richard de Carteret, Mark French, Jeff Robins, Cole Schreiber, Tristian Wake, Gavin Wellsman. 3D Artists: Jin Choi, Pete Hamilton, Michael Heinz, Aron Hjartarson, Jimmy Kiddel, Keith Kim, Douglas Luka, Will Robertson, Wyatt Savarese. Assists: Ross Goldstein, Winston Lee Gigi Ng, Anu Nagaraj. Matte painting: Yann Mabille. Art department: Mary Casey, Gigi Ng. Colorist: Fergus McCall.
Music: JSM Music. Sound: Marc Healy. Editorial: Mackenzie Cutler. Editor: Gavin Cutler.
QUARTER AIRED: Q1