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McCann New York Gets a Hippo for the Holidays with USPS

Agency launches charming Christmas spot directed by Martin Krejci from Stink

McCann New York Gets a Hippo for the Holidays with USPS

The United States Postal Service delivers more e-commerce packages during the holidays than anyone else – roughly 16 billion cards, letters and packages.
This year, they decided to make this impressive fact more tangible by telling a story about a young girl who sees a hippopotamus and is instantly smitten, and parents who rely on USPS for hippo-themed surprises that delight, even as a new infatuation appears. 

The 'Hippo' campaign, created by McCann NY and shot by Martin Krejci from Stink, feels human and personal while still perfectly capturing how consumers and eCommerce businesses rely on USPS to bring the season to life.  Launching today, it spans TV, Print, Radio, Digital and Social. 
Creative Agency

Account Manager: Cornelia Sullivan

Account Management: Kevin Scher, Laura Decker, Christina Rizzo, Trevor Keim

Senior Producer: Donna McCracken

Chief Production Officer: Nathy Aviram

Copywriter: Tori Nygren

Senior Copywriter: Tali Gumbiner

Senior Art Director: Lizzie Wilson

Executive Creative Director: Patrick Clarke

Chief Creative Officer: Eric Silver, Tom Murphy, Sean Bryan

Creative Agency: McCann New York

Music and Sound

Sound Engineer: Steve Rosen

Sound Mix: Sonic Union

Song: “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” by Gayla Peevey


Editor: Chris Franklin

Edit Company: Big Sky

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Tim Masick

Telecine: Co3

3D Lead Artist: Ryan Sears

Post Production House: Big Sky Vfx

Production Company

Director: Martin Krecji

Production Company: Stink Productions

Category: Mailorder , Retail and restaurants

Genre: Scenic , Storytelling