Industry News 8/1/2013

B$Z: Mountain Dew Launches 'Portraits' - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Paul Rodriguez and Danny Davis Featured in Unique Ads That Offer a New Take On Iconic “This Is How We DEW” Campaign
Press Release from PepsiCo

PURCHASE, N.Y., August 1, 2013–Mountain Dew today launched ‘Portraits.’  Featuring DEW family all-stars including pro snowboarder Danny Davis,and pro skateboarder Paul Rodriguez,the visually arresting ads are moving portraits that leverage trending technology to showcasesome of the most unique and defining aspects of each individuals’ life.

“Mountain Dew has always been a brand that celebrates individualswho identify their passions and pursue them unconditionally,” said Greg Lyons, Vice President of Marketing, Mountain Dew.  “For our new ‘Portraits’ ads, we collaborated withDanny and Paul to create epic visual representations of all the things that they are most passionate about, done in a totally groundbreaking way that only DEW could do.”

Mountain Dew enlisted the animation experts at Psyopto push the spots into the social media and digital age.  Weaving in each star’s personality, Psyopdesigned multiple looping content and complex visual effects to create a distinctly cohesive and dynamic scene while isolating each individual component to move at varying speeds. 


It’s nearly impossible to catch all the unique elements of the ads during the first viewing so, fans can visit and delve deeper into the meaning of all the unique components of the ads.  Footage taken from the various spots will also be available online as animated GIFs for fans to share through social networks.

The :30-second ‘Portraits’ ads are scheduled to launch on August 3 and will air on national network and cable television throughout the summer.

Join the conversation at #HowWeDew.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also, means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit

About Psyop
Psyop is a production company led by directors and designers with a simple mission: to craft compelling experiences that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for groundbreaking work across platforms, Psyop specializes in high-end 2D and 3D animation; live action direction; and cutting-edge visual effects, all guided by breathtaking art and thoughtful design. Psyop has offices in New York and Los Angeles. Persuade.  Change. Influence.