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Ty Burrell Stays In "Modern Family" Character For National Association of Realtors, Arnold Worldwide


Robert Goldrich
Friday, May. 6, 2016


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Ty Burrell portrays Modern Family character Phil Dunphy in this spot which taps into his “Phil’s-osophies” platform--except this time he touches upon the ways Realtors provide a competitive advantage in the home buying process. Titled “Ball,” this piece reinforces the National Association of Realtors (NAR) mantra that we need a Realtor rather than just a real estate agent to make the most out of the housing market. Dunphy is clearly a Realtor and affirms so in “Modern Family,” weaving the NAR message into a recent episode of the primetime series.

That message is then echoed comedically in this commercial in which Dunphy talks about the quick cat-like reflexes needed to capitalize on housing/real estate opportunities. To demonstrate his reflexes, he is supposed to grab a fast approaching ball thrown from off screen towards him--only to fail multiple times.

Modern Family creators Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan directed “Ball” for Arnold Worldwide.


Client National Association of Realtors  Agency Arnold Worldwide Jim Elliott, global chief creative officer; Sean McBride, EVP/executive creative director; Nate Donabed, VP/creative director (art); Josh Kahn, VP/creative director (copy); Liz Breen, copywriter; Ashley Herrin, art director; Sean Vernaglia, sr. broadcast producer; Jake Williams, assistant broadcast producer; Dayna Stanley, art producer; Kathy McMann, VP director of art production. Media Agency Havas Media/Cake Greg James, chief strategy officer; Stacy Fuller, head of content. Havas Media North America; Jenna Fidellow, SVP/general manager Cake. Network ABC Jeffrey Weinstock, VP/creative director; Jessica Popper, director, integrated marketing; Andy Staub, coordinator. Production Moving Parts Christopher Lloyd, Steve Levitan, directors; Chad Cooperman, exec producer; Jon Goldberg, line producer. Jim Bogdonas, cinematographer. Editorial Brendan Murphy, editor. Music Tommy Fields



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