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Ad of the Day: DirecTV Enlists Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe, Its Most Pitiful Rob Lowe Yet


Rob Lowe keeps sinking in DirecTV's campaign.

Having already been introduced to Creepy Rob Lowe and Less Attractive Rob Lowe, now we get to meet Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe. Like his fellow lesser Rob Lowes, Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe has cable instead of DirecTV—which obviously explains the fanny pack, hiked-up pleated khakis, lisp, agoraphobia and weirdly winged hair.

"Don't be like this me," suave Hollywood actor Rob Lowe says at the end, leaving his ungainly doppelgänger cringing at a urinal.

With at least two more spots from Grey New York are on the way, it begs the question: How low can Lowe go?

Client: DirecTV
Agency: Grey NY
Chief Creative Officer: Tor Myhren
Executive Creative Director: Dan Kelleher
Group Creative Director: Doug Fallon
Group Creative Director: Steven Fogel
Agency Executive Producer: Andrew Chinich
Agency Producer: Lindsay Myers
Agency Music Producer: Zachary Pollakoff, Amy Rosen
Account: Chris Ross, Beth Culley, Anna Pogosova, Aaron Schwartz, Meredith Savatsky, Eddie Mele
Strategy: Michelle Leo
Production Company (location): MJZ LA
Director: Tom Kuntz
Producer: Emily Skinner
Production Supervisor: Daniel Gonzalez
Director of Photography: Hoyte Van Hoytema
Editorial Executive Producer (person & company): Sasha Hirschfeld, Mackenzie Cutler
Editor (person & company): Gavin Cutler, Mackenzie Cutler
Assistant Editor (person & company): Ryan Steele & Mike Rizzo, Mackenzie Cutler
Mixer + Sound Designer (person & company): Sam Shaffer, Mackenzie Cutler
VFX (company): Method Studios, NY
VFX Supervisor (person & company): Jay Hawkins, Method Studios
VFX Producer (person & company): Carlos Herrera & Christa Cox, Method Studios
Casting (OCP): Francine Selkirk, Shooting From the Hip
Casting (VO): Nina Pratt and Jerry Saviola, Avenue 3 Casting
Color: Tim Masick, Company 3

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