Job Opportunity: Ditch + Grey Ghost Music – Client Services Coordinator


We’re HIRING! Ditch and Grey Ghost are looking for that charming, fast-moving person who will make our amazing clients feel like rock stars. Ditch + Grey Ghost Music – Client Services Coordinator Position Description: We have a need for a… Read More



Minnesotans won’t let a little cold spoil our outdoor fun! The brave folks at PERISCOPE headed out to Square Lake to bring a little merry-go-round magic to the frozen expanses for this Minnesota Lottery spot. Brody and Carl had a blast editing and… Read More


What are you doing with all YOUR snow? Check out Ben Thompson and Colle McVoy’s recent spot for Cub Cadet.   Cub Cadet – Snow Day   Agency: Colle McVoy Client: Cub Cadet Executive Producer: John Borchardt Group Creative Director: John… Read More


Cenex – 45 Tons Hometown pride for the win! We had a great time working with our friends at Colle McVoy on these fun new Cenex spots you might’ve seen during “The Big Game”. Client: Cenex Agency: Colle McVoy Executive Creative Director: Laura Fegley Group… Read More



Minneapolis, MN – February 19, 2018 Ditch is expanding while also promoting from within by announcing the promotion of Senior Producer, Leah Rogers, to Executive Producer, and hiring Jennie Ekstrand as Ditch’s newest Associate Producer. The promotion and new hire… Read More


  Opening Reception Thursday, November 8th 6pm-9pm Join us at the Ditch Gallery Thursday, November 8th for the opening reception of a solo print exhibition by artist David Schwen. Stop by, have a drink, and check out the show. RSVP via Facebook 400 1st Avenue North,… Read More



  Join us at the Ditch Gallery Thursday, October 12th for the opening reception of Evidence of Process: An Exhibition of New Work by Teresa Audet. Stop by, have a drink, and view the art of Teresa Audet. 400 1st Avenue… Read More



Join us at the Ditch Gallery Thursday, September 21st for the closing reception for the print collection by artists She She (Jennifer Jorgensen & Kate Worum). Stop by, have a drink, and check out some art. RSVP via Facebook 400 1st Avenue North, Suite… Read More

Health Partners TRIA Orthopaedic Center – Byron Buxton


HealthPartners – TRIA “Byron Buxton” It’s baseball season, and Ben Thompson hit this one out of the park! From supervising shoots (and stars), developing the bold stylized look, edit, color, VFX, and final audio with Grey Ghost, we’ve been with this campaign for… Read More

Minnesota State Lottery – I’MN


MN Lottery I’MN Need a little inspiration for your Labor Day weekend? Brody Howard went all in with these adventurous spots. Maybe it’s time to relocate your backyard barbecue!   “Picnic Table”   “Slip and Slide”   “Cliff Jumping” Credits:… Read More

2nd Swing Golf- Target Site

“Target Site” Client: 2nd Swing Golf Creative Director: Matt Burgess Editor: Aaron Nelson, Ditch Color/VFX/Finish: Carl Wurtz, Ditch Senior Post Producer: Leah Rogers, Ditch Music: Grey Ghost Music Mix: Carly Zuckweiler, Grey Ghost Music Audio Producer: Brack Herfurth, Grey Ghost Music Production Co: sureCAN productions Executive… Read More

2nd Swing Golf- Trading Places

2nd Swing “
Trading Places” We hit the green with SureCAN Productions and creative/director Matt Burgess, plus a very special guest, to bring you this smashing spot that Aaron Nelson cut for 2nd Swing.   “Trading Places” Client: 2nd Swing Golf Creative… Read More

RBFF – Telepathy


RBFF Telepathy Agency: Colle+McVoy Editor: Ben Thompson, Ditch Color: Adrian Seery, MPC Audio: John Cruikshank, Colle + McVoy Finish: Carl Wurtz, Ditch Post Producer: Leah Rogers, Ditch Client: Recreational Boating + Fishing Foundation GCD: Dustin Black Art Director: Peter Zlebek Sr. Copywriter:… Read More

Toro – MowMents Wedding Day

Toro “Mow-ments” Every day needs an “aww” moment, and Brody and Periscope have brought you just that! A sweet father daughter story in reverse that’ll make you wish summer lasted forever. Toro MowMents Wedding Day Agency: PERISCOPE Client: Toro Editor: Brody Howard, Ditch… Read More

Great Clips – Watering Hole

  Agency: PERISCOPE Client: Great Clips Editor: Brody Howard, Ditch Color: Sean Coleman, CO3 Online: Carl Wurtz, Ditch Post Producer: Leah Rogers Music + Mix: Grey Ghost Music Audio Producer: Brack Herfurth CCO: Peter Nicholson Creative Director: Rob Peichel Art Director:… Read More

Great Clips – Fall Migration

“Fall Migration” Agency: PERISCOPE Client: Great Clips Editor: Brody Howard, Ditch Color: Sean Coleman, CO3 Online: Carl Wurtz, Ditch Post Producer: Leah Rogers Music + Mix: Grey Ghost Music Audio Producer: Brack Herfurth CCO: Peter Nicholson Creative Director: Rob Peichel Art… Read More

General Mills Box Tops for Education – Box Tops Coast to Coast

Box Tops Coast To Coast Client: General Mills Box Tops for Education Creative Editor: Aaron Nelson, Ditch Audio/Mix: Grey Ghost Music Post Producer: Maya Khaira, Ditch Animation: Chris Averbeck Agency: Fast Horse Agency Producers: Sammie Holden, Cydney (Wuerffel) Strommen, Emily Eaton

CHI Franciscan Health – Healthy Balance

Client: CHI Franciscan Health Creative Editor: Brody Howard, Ditch Colorist: Oscar Oboza, Nice Shoes Audio/Mix: Echo Boys Music Online: Carl Wurtz, Ditch Post Producer: Leah Rogers, Ditch Production Co: Madison + Vine Director: Dan Escobar Producer: Howard Butler Agency: Preston Kelly EVP/Creative… Read More

CHI Franciscan Health – Better Outcomes/Cancer Free

  Client: CHI Franciscan Health Creative Editor: Brody Howard, Ditch Colorist: Oscar Oboza, Nice Shoes Audio/Mix: Echo Boys Music Online: Carl Wurtz, Ditch Post Producer: Leah Rogers, Ditch Production Co: Madison + Vine Director: Dan Escobar Producer: Howard Butler Agency: Preston Kelly… Read More

Road To Freedom Scholarships


Road To Freedom Scholarships, a non-profit program founded by actress Connie Nielsen, creates an opportunity for children living in the Kenyan Kibera slum to attend boarding school where they are provided medical care, meals, water, and an education. RFS believes education is a human right; its mission… Read More



Cenex – Mondays   Cenex – Student Driver   Cenex – Pit Stop   Cenex – Hunting   Cenex – Halftime   Cenex – Spoiler Free Zone   Cenex – Camping With Toddlers   Cenex – Making New Friends   Credits: Agency: Colle + McVoy… Read More

New Gallery Show: J.M Culver


Wanderlust New Paintings by J. M. Culver A French & Vintage Inspired Spring/Summer Solo Exhibition Exhibition runs April 20 – June 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20th 6-9pm R.S.V.P. via Facebook   Join us Thursday April 20th for the… Read More

Jason Rysavy joins ditch. as Creative Strategist


  Digital Studio Veteran Jason Rysavy Joins Ditch as Creative Strategist In a newly created position, Rysavy will also work to develop new approaches and client offerings. Minneapolis, MN – April 5th, 2017 – Jason Rysavy, an accomplished veteran of digital design… Read More

YMCA – Basketball and Camping


YMCA – Basketball   YMCA – Camping YMCA – Camping Agency: Preston Kelly Client: YMCA Twin Cities Creative Director: Chris Preston Art Director: Melissa Tresidder Copywriter: Michael Collins Agency Producer: Anne Swarts Creative Editor: Aaron Nelson Color/Finish: ditch. Post Producer: Leah Rogers… Read More

ditch. Gallery Presents: Artist James Zucco


James Zucco – Impermanence    Jan. 9th – March 31st Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26th 6pm – 9pm New Year, New Art in the ditch. Gallery. Join us Thursday, January 26th for the opening reception of Impermanence, a solo exhibition by James Zucco. Band The Hell… Read More

Subaru REI – #OptOutside


We are thankful to be reminded of what’s really important Thanksgiving week…unconditional puppy love! Aaron worked with the pack at Carmichael Lynch on these fun videos to encourage people and their four legged friends to #OptOutside on Black Friday.   Mall   Drool   Hellooooo… Read More

Hormel Black Label Bacon – Cave & Funeral


How mysterious is your soul? How dark are the corners of your mind? How deep is your love for bacon? Brody cut these unconventional spots with BBDO for Hormel Black Label Bacon, and James Tillett at MPC color graded the… Read More

General Mills – 150 Years


Ben Thompson jumped back in the kitchen with McCann Minneapolis to cook up five sweet spots to celebrate some classic favorites from 150 delicious years of General Mills. Magic Breakfast Guest Go Get ‘Em Monday Custodian   Credits: Agency: McCann… Read More

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council – Pancakes

There’s nothing like a good breakfast to bring family together… as long as you dish up everyone’s favorites! Ben’s delicious edit for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council with PadillaCRT features fresh baked production by A2F Pictures, and fresh frozen blueberries to make your… Read More

ditch Gallery Presents: Mary Olson – Cosmic


Cosmic By Mary Olson Opening Reception: November 3rd 6pm – 9pm FREE Join us Thursday November 3rd for the opening reception of Cosmic, a series of work from artist Mary Olson. Stop by, have a drink, and check out some art…. Read More

Best Buy Geek Squad – Von Miller Mom Cave


Super Bowl star Von Miller gets his own MVP, his mom, ready for football season with her very own Mom Cave!  ditch Editor Aaron Nelson teamed up with 8th Street Productions director Jonathan Nowak and Geek Squad to make it happen. Von’s Mom Cave… Read More

American Family Insurance – Dare To Dream


Ben and Aaron reunited with Mirum for another round of inspiring web content for AmFam, highlighting people from all walks of life as they seek advice on pursuing their dreams from some unlikely but insightful sources – kids! Motivational :30… Read More

Xcel Energy – Clean Energy & Savings Options

Brody was thrilled to work with the amazing team at Yamamoto on their first campaign as the new AOR for Xcel Energy, to shine some light on the seamlessness of their services – in more ways than one! Clean Energy… Read More

Minnesota State Lottery – Battle

Brody teamed up with Periscope and the super talented VFX artists at MPC to drum up some excitement for the Vikings Scratch Game from the Minnesota State Lottery, and antagonize our rivals while we’re at it! Battle – Packers Version… Read More

USA Swimming – Swim United

Aaron Nelson got a head start for Rio this summer, jumping in the deep end with Colle + McVoy to create this moving spot for USA Swimming, featuring Olympic swimmers as young pollywogs just dipping their toes into the sport,… Read More

Opening Reception: Scott Roper – Remnants


Scott Roper Remnants July 11th – Sept. 30th Opening Reception: Thursday July 21st 6pm-9pm, FREE     Join us Thursday July 21st for the opening reception of Remnants, a series of work from artist Scott Roper. Stop by, have a… Read More

Baylor College of Medicine – Wesley & Lamont


“Wesley”   “Lamont”   Credits: Agency: Olson Client: Baylor College of Medicine Agency Producer: Doreen Hoff Creative Director: Matt Burgess Art Director: Sam Johnsrud Editors: Brody Howard, Aaron Nelson Color/Finish: ditch. Post Producer: Leah Rogers Audio: Bryan Hanna, Grey Ghost Music

Associated Bank – Jersey

“Jersey” Credits: Agency: Colle + McVoy Client: Associated Bank Agency Producer: Shannon Laylon Creative Director: John Neerland Art Director: Dan Linnehan Copywriter: Carl Peterson Editor: Brody Howard Color: James Tillett, MPC Finish: ditch. Post Producer: Leah Rogers Audio: Bryan Hanna, Grey Ghost… Read More

Cox – Obstacles

  Credits: Cox “Obstacles” 30 Agency: Periscope Client: Cox Communications Agency Producer: Kelly Moss Art Director: Brett Essman Writer: Mike Behrends Editor: Brody Howard Colorist: James Tillett, MPC Finish: ditch. Post Producer: Leah Rogers Audio: Bryan Hanna, Grey Ghost Music Production: 8th Street… Read More

OtterBox – Bucket List Tough

“Bucket List Tough”   Agency: A2F Pictures Client: Otter Products Executive Producer: Jennifer Helm Creative Director: Bill Roden Editor: Brody Howard Colorist: James Tillett, MPC Finish: ditch. Post Producer: Leah Rogers Audio: Nick Mihalevich, Cape Status Production: A2F Pictures Director: Trent Hillborn

MPC Color Partners with Ditch to Offer Remote Color Grading in Minneapolis


MPC’s color talents add to the post house’s expanded palette of capabilities. Minneapolis, MN – March 2016 – MPC has announced a new partnership with the post production company Ditch to offer remote color grading in Minneapolis. The announcement was… Read More

Ditch Cotillion 2016


We pulled back the velvet curtain and threw a classy cotillion, ditch style, to celebrate uniting three shops under one roof. We proudly presented ditch, ditch{creative} and Grey Ghost Music, debutantes coming out together on this special occasion into “polite” society. We unveiled our… Read More

ditch. Gallery presents Role Model – Kelly O’Brien


Role Model  Exclusively Featuring Work by Kelly O’Brien April 4th – June 30th Opening Reception:  April 7th 6pm – 9pm 400 1st Avenue North, Suite 535 Minneapolis (612) 355-4300 RSVP Here  

Another Reason Y from YMCA


We’re Coming For You, Toto! Preston Kelly + YMCA Give You “Another Reason Y” A new year leads to New Year’s resolutions. Last year, we teamed up with Preston Kelly gave you a few reasons to shape up at the… Read More

ditch. Gallery presents A Portrait Collection


Friends And Strangers: A Portrait Collection January 15th – March 31st Opening Reception: Jan. 21st 6pm – 9pm 400 1st Avenue North, Suite 535 Minneapolis (612) 355-4300 We’ve got a brand new show up in the ditch. gallery. Join us… Read More

Gone – A short film by ditch.


Gone   Check out our first short film, “Gone”.  We collaborated with The Cancer Poetry Project to bring 6 year old Jadon Fimon’s poem about his mother’s cancer to life in a live action/animated short.  We couldn’t have pulled it… Read More

Cancer Poetry Project — Boy’s Poem Inspires Short Film


  Jadon Fimon was just six years old when he wrote, “Gone,” a poem about his mother’s breast cancer. Little did he imagine he would become the youngest poet in an award-winning national anthology, The Cancer Poetry Project 2. And… Read More

Steak ‘n Shake


The Original Steakburger. Yum! This is some effective advertising. Working on this Steak ‘n Shake spot led directly and immediately to a major increase in red meat consumption at ditch. Everyone’s mouths watered watching this beautiful meat on its journey… Read More

Purina – Hold Your Horses

Giddy up! We saddled up with Colle + McVoy to create an epic campaign for Purina Animal Nutrition. With beautiful footage captured in fields and stables across the country, Brody and Ben teamed up, cutting spots that showcase the intimate… Read More

ditch{creative} An Interactive Studio Is Born


  Ditch Partners with Sandau Creative To Launch Ditch Creative  Minneapolis – (November 09, 2015) – Owner/Editor Brody Howard of Ditch has entered into a new partnership with veteran Creative Director Mark Sandau and innovative Senior Developer Eric Brusven of… Read More

ditch. Welcomes Aaron Nelson – Editor


We’re delighted to announce the addition of editor Aaron Nelson to the ditch. full-time roster.  Fresh from several years as an integral part of the Olson team, and before that, the hard-rocking road, Aaron’s tastes run the gamut. Music nerd. Film nerd.  Competitive… Read More

Presbyterian Health Plan


Symptoms and Solutions Along with 3 Advertising and 8th Street Productions, we helped Presbyterian Health Plan subscribers members find humor where technology and healthcare intersect. Brody and Ben tag teamed the edit on this campaign, producing nine funny spots depicting patients’ desperate and dramatic… Read More

Bon Appétit – Date Night & Happy Hour


Pizza…A Love Letter We’ve learned something working with space150 for Bon Appétit Pizza by Schwan’s. Turns out this thingy called “the internet” on your phone is a real time suck, and it’s keeping people from connecting with one another.  Who knew?  To… Read More

Buffalo Wild Wings – Kiss Cam First Date

PDA in NYC Check out our latest collaboration with space150 for Buffalo Wild Wings starring a cheeky interactive billboard in New York.  Brody expertly molded hectic footage of Times Square featuring a real couple ambushed by the BWW Kiss Cam, turning a seemingly plutonic outing into a full-on PDA… Read More

ditch. Gallery Presents: Mat Ollig


Mat Ollig Fracturing Space/Time Sept. 1 – Dec. 4 Opening Reception: Thursday September 10th 6pm-9pm, FREE We’ve got a brand new show going up in the ditch. Gallery. Join us September 10th for the opening reception of Fracturing Space/Time by Mat… Read More

Gillette Children’s Specialty HealthCare


Moving Kids Forward  We’re proud to share our latest work with PERISCOPE for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, telling the stories of five brave kids with bright futures.  All five feature actual experts from Gillette helping real kids be kids through advanced techniques and technologies.  Brody… Read More

2nd Swing


No Clubs Were Harmed The internet really comes to life when we hit the links with Olson & 2nd Swing.  Ben nailed the angle of approach on this funny spot, integrating computer screen graphics with live action golfers.  Matt “chipped” in… Read More

New Gallery Show: Jake Herrick


Jake Herrick Everything Elsewhere June 1 – August 28 Opening Reception:  Wednesday June 17th 6pm-9pm, Free We’ve got a brand new show going up in the ditch. Gallery.  Join us June 17th for the opening reception of  Everything Elsewhere by Jake Herrick.  Jake Herrick, a Twin Cities… Read More

Buffalo Wild Wings


“How Does That Make You Feel?” We teamed up with space150 on some humorous spots for Buffalo Wild Wings that encourage you to try something new today – whether it’s a special available for a limited time, a therapist in the penalty box, or free eye exams… Read More

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation – First Catch


“I got one!”   We jumped on board with Colle + McVoy and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation for an all hands on deck collaboration.  This fun spot is composed of footage from real anglers!  We hope it inspires you to pack your… Read More

Successful Opening at the ditch. Gallery


The Dim Media opening was a smashing success!  The event’s atmosphere was really enhanced by the sounds of Empathy Cell + Silky Lolita and DJ Ian Lehman.  City Pages was kind enough to include our opening on the “A list”,… Read More

2015 Ad Fed Show


Proud to be a part of these AdFed Show award winning projects.  To celebrate we have been slow motion running around the office singing “We Are The Champions” all week.  Congrats to all of this year’s winners.   “Cyclops” Awarded:… Read More

Be The Match – Kate (Thank You)


“Thank you for my cells!!!!!!” It really doesn’t get cuter than Kate.  We partnered with Preston Kelly to help her deliver this adorable message of gratitude, and spread the word about Be The Match.  Brody wielded a subtle editorial touch… Read More

American Family Insurance – DreamBank


#DreamFearlessly We teamed up with American Family Insurance and Mirum MPLS to encourage everyone to #DreamFearlessly. We collaborated on this multi-media project to create content for their DreamBank website which launched in tandem with AmFam’s Super Bowl spot. The site,… Read More

The ditch. Gallery Presents Dim Media


Dim Media  Desiderium Vulgaris March 1 – May 31 Opening Reception:  Thursday March 26th 6pm-9pm, Free We’ve got a brand new show going up in the ditch. gallery.  Join us March 26th for the opening reception of  Desiderium Vulgaris by… Read More

HealthPartners – Sick, Sick, Sick

Make Good Happen Beware of germs!  If you are already feeling under the weather – don’t worry; HealthPartners and Park Nicollet Clinics have you covered.  We worked with Preston Kelly and 8th Street Productions to re-visit the playful surreal world… Read More

American Family Insurance – Dream Fearlessly


You Gotta Dream Big To Get To The Big Game We teamed up with American Family Insurance and Mirum to encourage everyone to #DreamFearlessly. We collaborated on this multi-media project to create content for their DreamBank website which launched in… Read More



Cyclops, Cement Shoes, And Bears…Oh My! A new year leads to New Year’s resolutions. With that in mind, we’ve partnered with the peeps at Preston Kelly to give you “Another Reason Y” you should join the YMCA. In fact, these… Read More

HealthPartners – Make Good Happen


Make Good Happen The health insurance exchange got you down? We teamed up with Preston Kelly and HealthPartners to brighten up your feelings about healthcare. Brody’s deft editing makes these complicated spots look seamless. Billy Gabor at CO3 handled color,… Read More

Hormel – Driven By Bacon


This Bike Runs On Bacon It’s a classic story really – a man, a cross country road trip, and his motorcycle powered by bacon grease.  BBDO and Hormel Black Label Bacon bring you this delicious story about Eric Pierson’s journey from… Read More

Baylor College of Medicine


Giving Life To Possible We’re not doctors.  We don’t even play them on TV. But with Olson and Harpoon Pictures by our side, we executed a powerful new campaign for Baylor College of Medicine, creating a visceral experience to appeal… Read More

General Mills – Yoplait Old Favorite


Chocolate Makes Everything Delicious We teamed up with the fine folks at EXP MPLS to create this mouth-watering spot for a treat that blurs the line between breakfast and dessert. With the delicious goodness of Yoplait yogurt combined with the sweetness of yummy… Read More

General Mills – Betty Crocker


Get Your Betty On! So, you’ve been invited to what seems like a thousand cookie exchanges. We’ve teamed up with our buddies from Campbell Mithun this cookie time of year to let you know…you can do this. This campaign for… Read More

USA Swimming


Take a refreshing moment to dip into a little more of Matt’s wonderful color work!     USA Swimming – “The Walk”  

Dunkin Donuts Coffee Creamer

Start Your Day With Dunkin We had a blast working with our friends at Olson on a campaign for Whitewave’s new Dunkin Donuts Coffee Creamer. Brody was able to work his funny bone in the suite and our Flame Artist… Read More

Indian Motorcycle


The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of Indian Motorcycle leads the pack   No one could blame us for daydreaming about riding off into the sunset on a gorgeous Indian Motorcycle while working on this spot. Fortunately, there was no need,… Read More



A Quiet Night Thought JoLynn and Matt Connect On YouChat Staying in touch with the people we love is easier than ever before, and YouChat is here to prove it. Using an interpretation of Li Bai’s famous Chinese poem “A… Read More


Start with Turkey, End With Something Beautiful… Like Bacon! Arby’s Makes Our Mouths Water We had a great time doing color and finish on these yummy Arby’s spots with the fine folks at Fallon. While the food looked delicious enough… Read More

Happy Birthday to Us!


  A lot has happened in the six years since we opened our doors.  We’ve done some amazing work, and every project has taught us something about how to do it even better the next time. But most importantly, we’ve… Read More

Breaking Free


Perception is Not Reality Break the Cycle, Break Free Thousands of girls and women are trafficked and sold for sex every year right here in Minnesota. Did you know? We didn’t either. But Breaking Free, a St. Paul-based organization that… Read More


Poetry + Video? Genius! What happens when you put some of today’s best poetry into the hands of some seriously talented filmmakers and animators? You get something very special, and it’s called Motionpoems. The Motionpoems team, embarking on their 5th… Read More

Explore Minnesota Tourism

Snow? What Snow? Brody and Oscar join up with Colle + McVoy for Explore Minnesota Tourism   Believe it or not, summer is on its way, and like all true Minnesotans, we plan on spending as much time outside as… Read More



  March Madness is fast approaching, and we’ve been training hard with our friends at Space 150  to make sure that we have the home court advantage for the big tournament. Whether you need to perfect your 3 point high… Read More



Tailgating Who says you have to go to the big game to enjoy all of its perks? This touching spot Brody cut shows us that fun is what you make it, and when you’re driving a Chevy, it can even… Read More

TCF Bank


We’re Listening Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to be better with your money? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel like you and your bank are playing on the same team? Just after the holidays, Brody, Matt and the… Read More

Seasons Greetings!


Happy holidays from all of us at ditch! A donation has been made to YouthLink on your behalf. Learn more at    

Indian Motorcycle


Moving in a New Direction Tim Taylor, and a top-notch creative team at Colle+McVoy got together to craft a few beautiful brand spots to launch the new Indian Motorcycle, just in time for this year’s Sturgis Rally. A rumbling, snaking… Read More

Be The Match


Make a Birthday Wish! Robin Roberts Celebrates Life with Be The Match   We were thrilled to reunite with our friends at Preston Kelly for a third campaign for Be The Match, celebrating the anniversary of “Good Morning America” anchor… Read More

MN State Lottery


Let Your Vegas Out… With A Growl! If you came into enough money to change your whole lifestyle, would you keep it classy? Or would you pile on the bling and stop the show wherever you go? We got together… Read More

Nickelodeon Universe


Boy Bands, Retainers and Rollercoasters… Oh My! The Scream Collector Returns for Nickelodeon Universe What do you get when you mix Brody, our friends at Preston Kelly and a bunch of screaming teens? Another collection of hilarious spots for Nickelodeon… Read More



Isn’t It Time For An Adventure? We’ll Give You 3 Million Reasons To Go   Imagine buying your dream car in your twenties, and driving it well past your retirement! Irv Gordon did just that in his 1966 Volvo P1800S,… Read More

ditch Gallery Presents: Christopher Sorenson and Heather Tatarek


ON VIEW NOW Heather Tatarek and Christopher Sorenson in the ditch Gallery June 2013 – October 2013   Chris Sorenson and Heather Tatarek are two artists using their medium to explore phenomena of the body and disease, nature and the elements. Their work,… Read More

Batter Up


K-TWIN And Brody Make a Winning Team   Even with less than desirable temperatures, opening day came and the stands were packed with eager fans. Brody teamed up with Olson and the directing duo the Docter Twins, and cut a… Read More

H&R Block


Second Looks and Friendly Faces H&R Block gives us a reason to smile this Tax Season.   It’s that time of year again, and while we never thought we’d say this… We have been looking forward to tax season! But… Read More

Kwik Trip


Is It Morning? Ease Into It With Kwik Trip   You’re either one or you’re not. A morning person, that is. Carrie and Matt teamed up once more with the great folks at Madison-based agency Hiebing to bring us another… Read More

Carlos Lamas Signs On With ditch


New Kid Carlos Won’t Steal Your Lunch Money Carlos Lamas Signs on for Exclusive Commercial Representation at ditch.     We’re very happy to announce the latest addition to ditch.’s freelance editorial roster, Carlos Lamas. He’s a Minneapolis native who’s… Read More

Small Green Fields


Taking a New Look at Irish Cuisine   Cabbage, potatoes, and Guinness – that’s probably what comes to mind when someone mentions Irish cuisine. But Imen McDonnell is out to change that perception with her latest documentary short, “Small Green… Read More



Don’t Mess With My Sleep Nothing is trendier than getting great rest   If we’ve learned anything it’s that fads don’t last. All of those fake moustaches and high heeled sneakers may be fun now, but we’re definitely going to… Read More

Hendricks Regional Health

Life Happens The Doctors are in at Hendricks Regional Health   Since you never know what’s coming around the corner, the healthcare professionals at Hendricks Regional Health are always ready. Carrie and the team at NE Pictures crafted a charming… Read More

Park Nicollet


Feeling Good, Even With The Flu Park Nicollet’s new spots have us feeling all warm and fuzzy   It’s that time of year, everyone. Sniffly noses, high fevers and night sweats are all pretty good reasons to stay in bed,… Read More

Blue Cross Blue Shield


Looking Forward with Blue Cross Blue Shield   This fall, as ditch. entered its next phase with an expanded studio and staff additions, it was only fitting that our first project in the new ditch. was all about change. Carrie,… Read More

Progresso Soup


Bert and Matt Whip Up Feast For Our Eyes With Progress-Oh! Who knew one word could sound so good? Teaming up once again with the wonderful folks at EXP MPLS, Bert has cut a super fun piece for General Mills’ scrumptious,… Read More

Grand Casino


With a Good Story, You’re Always A Winner …And They Start at Grand Casino   There are times in life when you win, and there are times you lose, but at Grand Casino you’ll always leave with a great story…. Read More



Matt Collings Puts A Spit-Shine on P.O.S.’ Latest Track   Every once in awhile we get to break out of the commercial world and get our hands dirty with a project that’s just fun. Lucky us when it’s a collaboration… Read More

Welcome Rick and Matt!


Rick Zessar and Matt Collings Round Out New Team We’re thrilled to announce that Matt Collings and Rick Zessar have joined the team, marking a period of major change as we expand into a new downtown studio in the Wyman… Read More

Bronson Hospitals


Positivity When It Matters Most With a mission fueled by Positivity and compassion, Bronson Hospitals are there when it matters most. Brody’s newest project, in collaboration with Periscope, reminds us exactly why you’d want to choose a hospital that cares… Read More

Park Nicollet


What Moments Do You Live For? It’s pretty rare to be truly moved by a commercial, but JoLynn’s latest project, a collaboration with Design Guys to create Park Nicollet’s first broadcast spots, has that effect on almost everyone who sees… Read More

Grand Casino


Winning Will Whet Your Appetite You can feed the slots at Grand Casino.  You can also feed your appetite, your taste for tall tales, and your hunger for adventure – and Preston Kelly has collected the stories of real people… Read More

MN State Lottery

What Would You Do If You Won? Brody teamed up with the folks at Olson and director Joe Schaak to give you some ideas.  Nick gave the spot that old-money feel with color and finish, and Fuse built the mansion… Read More



Andrew Zimmern Dares You to Eat Healthy HealthPartners and Preston Kelly have unleashed Andrew Zimmern on a group of unsuspecting children eating their lunches at their school cafeteria.  Andrew’s only goal is to persuade these youngsters to eat healthier, and… Read More

Look who’s landed in the ditch…


He’s Our Resident Sneakerhead! We’re very excited to announce the addition of Bertram Cambridge to the ditch. roster.  Bert has been an editorial juggernaut in the Minneapolis market for over 12 years, first at Upper Cut and then as a… Read More

Minnesota DNR


Careful In That Tippy Canoe! The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants you to tame your wild side when you’re out on the water this summer. To help get the DNR’s message across, Martin Williams tapped Moxie and ditch. to… Read More