Thinking about how I wanna help your brand growย  ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ˜

Where my Daily Show/Patriot Act/Netflix stand up special fans at?? ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I wrote and was the creative director on this Adobe commercial and full funnel campaign with one of my comedy heroes, @HasanMinhaj. Nobody even asked for this one โ€” we were just scoped to make one spot, but I had this idea and it was too good to NOT make so they found the money and we made it and put it on TV?! Isn't that wild?!?! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿค‘

So the last ad was an ad where Hasan and his agent use the product to discuss making an ad for the product (which is an ad), but then agreed to make the ad (which was the ad) but also (wasn't the ad) and this ((is the ad)) but what even is an (((ad))) these days??? ๐Ÿคฏ

Wow such an amazing endorsement from @HasanMinhaj!! ๐Ÿฅน I totally didn't ask him to say anything like that at all, this was just 100% unprompted and it's a total coincidence that cameras and audio were speeding. #celebrity #endorsement #stockgrants

Just felt like posting my #cat @Daphne ๐Ÿ˜ปYou'll see her literally every day in Zoom/Teams/Google Meet/FaceTime/Cisco Webex/Bluejeans/Myspace meetings if we work together. So like in hiring me you're also hiring her, figuratively but also literally #cats #CatsOfOnlyBrens #OnlyCats

Did you know that the @PlainWhiteTees song "Hey There Delilah" was actually originally "Hey There Brennan" and was about how good I am at advertising and being a #creativedirector and stuff??? ๐Ÿ˜Ž Cuz it was. I have video proof! โšก๏ธ

SURPRISE! The @Adobe x @HasanMinhaj takeover of @OnlyBrens continues! ๐Ÿ˜† On top of making two big spots in two days, we also shot a docu-style piece with our boy. I asked the questions and I even directed this piece โ€” my directorial debut! ๐ŸŽฅ

I know some of my followers are gamers ๐ŸŽฎ Here's a commercial I made for Capital One to highlight their Twitch partnership and market their AI-powered assistant, Eno. I've never fought for anything in my life as much as I fought to keep the backpack imp who pops up and sings, "EEEENOOO, FROM CAPITAL ONE!" Humble brag: so far this ad's been viewed 14M+ times with 90% of viewers watching the whole thing to completion. Say whaaaat?

Did you know that #technology can make you do #business better??? Now you do!!! Here's a video I made for @Adobe x @Salesforce about that exact thing. Very straight and to the point because it's business, who has time for foolin' around? In this economy?! Good business to you, sir! ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ†’

Love my fans, you always send me the sweetest things ๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you so much for your support! Couldn't do it without you! โœจ

You know what's cool? Reflecting what real life looks like in your work. Rejecting heteronormativity. Chipping away at the patriarchy. Doing something, anything, to help create a more inclusive present for everyone. So I wrote this script and led a team in creating this ad to do just that. It's small, but I hope it helps.


I've been dyyying to show you this content that I made for a popular streaming service that people "chill" with ๐Ÿ˜ Unfortunately, the NDA I signed says I could face a penalty of up to $2,500,000 for violating the terms of the agreement. So if you want to see it, you know what to do...

Where my sports fans at? ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ† Under Armour asked me to make a song for this campaign with Cam Newton, so I co-wrote and recorded thisย  ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป I can do a lot more than just write and creative direct ads!

POV: you're in a Zoom meeting with meย 

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Caring about others is hot, and using your skills for good is even hotter. Here's a video I made pro bono for Communities in Schools, a nonprofit that provides social workers for at-risk youth to help them succeed in school despite having incredibly rocky lives outside of the classroom. Real talk for a moment: if you have a worthy cause and want help getting the story out (for free), let me know. Always down to help, it's some of the most meaningful work I do.

America's biggest celebrities love my work ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป like longtime fan William Hung from season 1 of American Idol! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽค

One of the crowning achievements of my career is getting a Fortune 100 financial company to release an ad telling people to stop doing laundry and freeze their clothes instead. "Be the change you want to see in the world" -Gandhi โœจ

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Who likes MONSTER TRUCKS?! I interned on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien while I was a student at UCLA,ย  and when the writers went on strike I pitched a segment where world famous monster truck Grave Digger crushes the world's largest pumpkin. I was 20, and it's been downhill ever since.

The work I do for my current former employer is amazing โ€” thanks for noticing, Grammy nominated recording artist Jake Owen! ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ†

#tbt to probably my earliest student work for now disgraced Chinese smartphone manufacturer/spyware enthusiast @Huawei! I wanted to cut the crap and speak to the real reason you'd want a waterproof phone: so you can stop worrying about how often you drop your phone between your legs when you're on the can! I've grown up a lot since those days. Look how far I've come โ€” I'm on OnlyBrens now!

Some of my followers have been asking for more straight up informational web content, and I'm happy to oblige โ˜บ๏ธ Content doesn't always have to be whacky and zany! Sometimes a little brand voice slapped onto an animated video is what the doctor orders ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

Sometimes I pretend I'm a country music hunk like NHL star turned country crooner Chad Brownlee, even though I grew up in SoCal and I'm not, like, super into generic radio country music ๐Ÿคญ Can you spot younger not-yet-bald me in this music video? The catering at this shoot included a massive build-your-own breakfast burrito bar, which I still think about often.


Another #tbt to when @ConanOBrien and I read Cosmopolitan Magazine together for a skit. Just a couple of bros reading Cosmo together, nothing weird here!

How do you do, fellow kids? Aren't you too young to be on OnlyBrens? Don't worry, I won't tell your parents โ€” that would be "sus". Anyways, uh, school sucks! Here's a tip to help you sleep through class. It really works, no cap. Also, uhhh sign up for our credit card. Vibe check! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


Thanks so much everyone who asked questions during my AMA! One of my followers asked what my most prized possession is, so I decided to show you ๐Ÿ‘€ It's my super basic IKEA chair that Janet Jackson sat on once and subsequently signed for me! Love you Janet, call me back sometime, let's do lunch ๐Ÿ˜˜


Oooh, shiny! My art director Ben Frick and I were creative leads for Capital One's entire Pride branding in 2018, which included top billing partnerships at NYC and DC Pride events as well as these crazy bank takeovers. We wanted to create a pride campaign that was inclusive of the BIPOC community, so we led with "color" in the copy and directly addressed BIPOC inclusion elsewhere in our campaign. Fuck yeah, inclusivity! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

Speaking of Pride events, this line was an absolute HIT. People posted pictures of themselves with it on Instagram and one even literally said "Capital One has bomb ass marketing". DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GET PEOPLE TO SAY THAT A CREDIT CARD COMPANY HAS BOMB ASS MARKETING?! ๐Ÿ†

Want to work with me? Yay! IT WORKED! It worked, y'all. The OnlyBrens thing worked. I can't wait to tell my mom. You were wrong, mom! Bren 1, Mom 0!

You can reach me at brennan.mcnally@gmail.com, or you can have your people call my people* at (949) 705-7980.


Love you. Okay byeeeeeeee.

-Bren

ย *I don't have people, it's just me.