hot spots showcase


Dan Bragg, SVP of Marketing, Science and Mark Valentine, Creative Director/Owner, ANATOMY return for another round of the Hot Spots Showcase, the annual PromaxBDA Conference session featuring many of the most creative and inspiring TV spots of the year.

What to Submit

We accept any spot produced between June 2014 and May 2015.
90 seconds or less. Please send up to 5 spots, no more.

This session is not affiliated with the awards competition.
PromaxBDA award entries are accepted.

No commercials for consumer products/services unless they’re co-branded with media brands.
No design montages.
No vendor bugs.

No fee is required.


All spots must be received no later than Friday, May 8, 2015. Please contact us if you need an extension.


Video: Apple ProRes 422 HQ or Avid DNxHD broadcast quality. HD 1920x1080, 1280x720.
Frame rate: Native frame rate. Progressive preferred. Interlaced accepted.
Audio: Stereo audio only. 5.1 not accepted. High quality, 48K. 16 or 24 bit.
No file size limit.

All entries should be exported from first frame of spot to last frame of spot. No bars, slates or black. Spots should be submitted as they originally aired (without vendor bugs). If the spot is not natively in the English language, please provide a version with English subtitles.

How To Submit

Please submit each spot as its own QuickTime file. Please include one text document that contains a list of all the spots you are submitting along with contact information (name, phone, email).

Spots may be uploaded to or the cloud service of your choice. Please send us the download information if you are using your own server.

Selection Process

We receive over 1200 submissions every year. All entries are reviewed, but due to time constraints, only 50 to 60 spots will appear in the final session. Spots will be grouped into categories. Categories change from year to year based on the submissions. Categories from past sessions include Brand Image, ID’s, Show Launches, Holiday, Special Events, News, Sports, Movies, Visual Effects, Ad Sales Stunts, Co-Branded, Interstitials, Comedy, Great Concepts, Writing, Sound Design, Music, Editing, Design and Live-Action.


Please call Carolyn Negri + 1 (212) 944-5510