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Oink Ink Delivers Another Holiday Video for Accountemps/Robert Half

2011 animated web spot is Oink’s second for financial staffing firm

Oink Ink and Accountemps ended the year on a festive note with the unveiling of their second holiday video, created specifically for viewers on the web. Once again, Accountemps came to Oink Ink with high expectations—entrusting them to conceive and execute the massive project from beginning to end. The final product represents the labors and input of writers, singers, animators, composers and producers, all led by Oink’s veteran creative director Jim Price.

Building on the success of last year’s whimsical video that features Bob, the star accountant who rescues an overworked office from mountains of year-end paperwork, 2011’s video features a cast of singers who erupt with cheer when an Accountemps pro once again shows up to save the day. With a version of “Deck the Halls” composed especially for Accountemps and the same lively, memorable animations that netted 2010’s video nearly 90,000 YouTube views, this year’s video serves up a welcome dose of holiday warmth and energy.

After settling on a final concept generated by its corps of writers, Oink assembled an exceptional team including Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton to bring the production to life. Oink’s sister recording and casting studio, Verbatim, also recruited five of New York’s most expert voice actors and singers to depict the year-end chaos in the office—and the joy when all that work is finally done.

Accountemps also commissioned Oink to cast and produce a version of the 2011 video with British singers for the audience on the other side of the Atlantic. And yet another animated short for the firm is on the way—just the latest entry in Oink’s growing portfolio of work for television and the web.

“Accountemps has kept us busy, and we can’t complain,” said Jim Price, Oink’s creative director. “We’re pretty flattered by the freedom they allow us—and we’re looking forward to whatever comes next.”

You can view “Deck the Halls” on YouTube, or you can click here.

Oink Ink is an award-winning, bicoastal creative agency founded by veteran managing director and president Dan Price and his brother, executive creative director Jim Price. Oink Ink writes, produces, directs and manages radio and television advertising for ad agencies, client-direct accounts, cable network promos and special projects. Headquartered in New York, and with offices in Los Angeles, Oink Ink has been providing high-end creative for 18 years, for such notable clients as Google, AT&T, CBS Television, Coors Light, Ford, IBM, Southwest Airlines and Staples—and many more. Oink Ink is a sister company of Verbatim Studios which produces sound design, radio, audio for TV and original music work for such ad agency leaders Wieden + Kennedy, BBDO, McCann-Erickson, Ogilvy, Publicis and Saatchi & Saatchi.

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